This is in response to my recent post on the Flushing River. Having taken today's Open House tour of the Queens Botanical Garden's new administration building, I was impressed by their master plan, which would include partially restoring the section of Kissena Creek that runs through the QBG property.
Their new building is one of only 16 in the nation that has a Platinum LEED designation for sustainability. 20 percent of its energy comes from the sun. Its green rooftop is some 50 degrees cooler than a conventional black tar rooftop. (85F compared to 140F on a summer day)