Saturday, July 21, 2012
Douglaston civic wants new park
From Douglaston Patch:
The Doug Bay Manor Civic Association will discuss converting a local site into a park and improving the community’s business district during a meeting on July 26.
Topics at the meeting will include working with the Douglaston Local Development Corporation to improve the local business district and an ongoing project to turn a piece of land at the corner of 39th Avenue and 234th Street into a park.
Tom Pinto, the group’s president, said original plans for the site included a building and, later, a parking lot.
Now, the civic wants the locale to be turned into a park with benches for senior citizens and a path.
“We thought with the mayor’s green streets program, this would be perfect,” Pinto said. “But the city has never picked up on it.”