Category Archives: The Land We Share
Snow Drifts on the Monday after Christmas–Let’s Call it a Block Party!
The great Boxing Day Blizzard of 2010 (sixth largest snowfall in NYC history) finally ran out of steam on Monday, December 27, late in the morning, and everyone was boxed-in! Rockaway residents began to shovel out their driveways…and their sidewalks…and their … Continue reading
Mailboxes are not Bulletin Boards. Street Trees Belong to Us All. Norman Rockwell’s Paintings Do Not.
Home values are affected by many factors. Exclusive zoning is critical, and a tidy-looking, tree-shaded street scene contributes value to all the homes located on a particular block. When I was looking for a new apartment six months ago, the outdoor … Continue reading
Give Your Children Roots and Wings! Floyd Bennett Planning Moves Ahead
Blue Ribbon Task Force Hearings Held in September 2010 at Aviator and Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Continue reading
Rockaway’s a Food Desert, Reclaiming the Waterfront and Other Misleading Notions
“Please look closely at real cities. While you are looking, you might as well also listen, linger and think about what you see.” Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. I was idling at the traffic light … Continue reading
Is it a Place for Birds, or for Planes? It’s Floyd Bennett Field!
Citywide Champs, Channel View-Beach Channel Girls Lacrosse at FBF An awe-inspiring blue-ribbon panel has been named by Congressman Anthony Weiner and Senator Charles Schumer to address the future of Floyd Bennett Field, that huge Gateway National Recreation Area property on Flatbush Avenue … Continue reading