Old Flushing Airport to Get Fresh Kills–Type Park Treatment?


Perhaps you read our recent article on the slow transformation of Staten Island’s Fresh Kills dump into an awesome park. Well, the idea seems to be catching: Last week, city planners met with some local Queens folks about doing the same thing to the long-defunct Flushing Airport in College Point, in which lots of illegal dumping and pollution has happened, but which is also surrounded by wetlands. “This is like a jungle … a definite functioning ecosystem,” said James Cervino, one of the two guys pushing the idea, which could include baseball fields, a driving range, and nature trails on the 26-acre site. [YourNabe via Queens Crap]