A Car-Free Street in Queens
The Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens is one of the districts with the least amount of park space anywhere in New York City. So, the community rallied together to get creative and create more public space by temporarily closing a street. Through hard work, proposal planning, and a march, the neighborhood activists created what is considered "one of the best things about Queens." While the space is currently a temporary space, the activists are pushing to make the closure permanent.
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