Some teen girls are learning how to rough it in a Queens park.
But this is no camping trip. The kids are members of a rowing club that uses the World’s Fair Boathouse in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, which has been without running water and electricity for the last three weeks due to a blown transformer.
The team has been using flashlights and generators to bring light into the historic space — and hauling buckets of water into the bathroom just to get the toilets to flush.
“Water splashes everywhere,” said Ivanna Espinoza, 14, a member of Row NY. “It’s really gross.”
The transformer malfunctioned in November, cutting power to the boathouse and that section of the park, officials said. The damage dates to Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Parks Department officials pointed out there is a comfort station near the Ederle Terrace area on the other side of Meadow Lake. But others said that is a far walk - especially in the dark.
Row NY leaders have been careful to keep an eye on the girls, walking them to cars and even driving them to the subway or home to avoid dark paths and roadways.