Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Remembering the forgotten Flushing River

Lately, my Forest Hills neighborhood has become a hive of civic activity. Citizen groups have been created on a variety of issues- preservation, Queens Blvd safety, train noise, and subway service. If I had to choose a pet cause, it would be the Flushing River. It appears that every waterway in our city has a conservation group dedicated to it, there's the Bronx River Alliance, Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club, Harlem River Festival, Udalls Cove Preservation Committee... Why not start a Flushing River Alliance or Flushing Riverkeepers?

More here: The Forgotten Flushing River

5 comments:

verdi said...

It could use a good flush!

Anonymous said...

Watch out.....
those Willets Point land grabbers
(led by the "honorable" Bovine Shulman)
will say that cleaning it up is part of their plan !

mazeartist said...

In 2001, Paul Graziano proposed daylighting the river as part of his campaign for City Council on the Green Party. His campaign website is still up.

http://www.votegraziano.com/plans.html

Anonymous said...

We need to be "DAYLIGHTING"
our beyond corrupt city government
with some mega-halogen wattage!

Those so called "sunshine laws"
aren't doing the full job!

Anonymous said...

River ? !!!
Currently it's a cesspool !

Will somebody give John Liu a straw
and urge him do his part.

On these terms.....
I'd even be willing to nominate him
for the title of "river keeper"!