Tag Archives: NYC Parks & Recreation

Something There is That Loves a Wall

In his poem “Mending Wall,” Robert Frost fixed on the forces of nature that bring down garden walls, and how neighbors come together to repair them. On Saturday, May 21, residents of Rockaway Park focused on how to rebuild their … Continue reading

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Lilacs and Forgotten Homesites

Sadly, the lilac season is coming to a close. In her 1959 book, Plants That Changed the World, author Bertha S. Dodge cited the lilac as an example of plants that serve as place markers for people.  She noted that … Continue reading

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The Vandalia Dunes Are Gone–Is Four Sparrow Marsh the Next to Go?

Frankly, I’m shocked about the new stores being proposed for just north of the Flatbush Avenue exit of the Belt Parkway, near Toys R’ Us.  However, members of Community Board 18 in Brooklyn have “warmed” to the idea, according to Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal.  I’m sure … Continue reading

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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

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