Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Community Boards Not Happy With Ridgewood Reservoir Plans


by Holly Tsang
The Queens Ledger   

January 6, 2010 

On Monday, members of Queens and Brooklyn Community Boards 5 and Queens Community Board 9 were presented with the Parks Department’s plans for phase one of a new park at the Ridgewood Reservoir, which straddles Queens and Brooklyn, and they were not happy, according an article in the Queens Ledger.

CB5Q submitted its recommendations in July consisting of seven points that needed to be addressed, including the construction of a six-foot wrought iron fence with spikes at the top to deter trespassers and the construction of a pedestrian bridge that goes over high-traffic Vermont Place to the reservoir.

Much to the dismay of CB5Q, the Queens Borough [Parks] Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski wrote back in August that the Parks Department would likely take a different direction on most of the points; to name a few, the wrought iron fence in question would be four feet tall and instead of a “cost-prohibitive” pedestrian bridge over Vermont Place, an ADA-approved ramp would be constructed at Vermont Place, where a stop sign would also be installed.

Read More:

The Queens Ledger -  January 6, 2010 - by Holly Tsang

NY Daily News - January 6, 2010 - By Lisa Colangelo


NY Daily News - May 22, 2009 - By John Lauinger

NY Daily News - October 21, 2007 - By John Lauinger

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