From the Daily News:
An entrepreneur and a journalist have teamed to bring the Newtown Pippin apple - a Colonial-era delicacy - back to its Queens roots.
But David Kistner of Bayside and Eric Baard of Long Island City need a little help from Elmhurst residents.
...Kistner and Baard have thus far fallen short of their goal of rooting a Newtown Pippin in its historical home turf.
"That would be a thrill for us," said Baard, who now works for Kistner's company.
Baard thinks the "most wonderful location" would be at the new Elmhurst Park - site of the former Elmhurst Gas Tanks.
But the Parks Department generally avoids placing "fruit-bearing trees in public parks because they require a specific kind of care and maintenance," said agency spokeswoman Cristina DeLuca.
So Kistner and Baard are hoping someone in Elmhurst can suggest a suitable plot.