A couple of years ago the city in their infinite wisdom decided to place Swales all over the Maspeth area.
Few worked out okay most did not.
To see the ones that did not take a drive down 63rd Street between 59th Avenue and 59th Drive, right behind Reiff Park. You will be astounded, shocked, dismayed, appalled, sickened horrified and repulsed by how the city has maintained these, ahem, wonderful Swales.
Philipe the pissed