Capital New York: A de Blasio-tailored pitch for a Queens High Line

Capital New York's headline for its story on the QueensWay park proposal continues the trend of seeing the project as a "High Line" for Queens and not something particular to the conditions of the New York City's largest borough. The article underlines the emphasis on mayoral initiatives, such as Vision Zero, suggesting that the project will appeal to Mayor de Blasio more on those grounds. The author, Dana Rubenstein, points out the opposition to the park plan by those who would rather see the right-of-way from the abandoned LIRR Rockaway line used for another rail link from the Rockaways to Manhattan.

Source: Capital New York

Posted on: October 18, 2014