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

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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]