The corner of Sanford Avenue and Kissena Boulevard is a rare piece of publicly-accessible privately-owned green space in crowded Downtown Flushing. Not anymore.
Last week, two Asian ladies put up posters on the site protesting the approved residential development, intending to send the petition to councilman John C. Liu. Unfortunately, the ladies spoke little English as they attempted to gather a petition, and they appeared to have few resources to fight the good fight. This week, a plywood fence went up around this triangle.
According to Forgotten-NY, the triangle once had a statue honoring President Warren G. Harding, and had a sizable tree in its center.
The apartments adjacent to the triangle have excellent courtyards and views of the historic Flushing Free Synagogue across the street. Now, they'll be facing an inevitable Fedders tenement. On the same block as this triangle is a narrow alley- Old Lane, which is also documented on Forgotten-NY.
Whatever happened to Mayor Bloomberg's million trees initiative? Whatever happened to expanding park space? Why is John C. Liu silent on this?
-a local supporter