59th Ave & 60th Pl, Maspeth, Queens, NY

Maspeth

"Creek Speak", CHHNP, "public health"

Bernie Hunt
Neighborhood:
Maspeth, 59th Ave. & 60th Pl.

Length of Residence in Neighborhood:
39 years

Occupation/Identity:
Former policeman

Neighborhood Amenities:
affordable & spacious area (yard was a big draw), proximity to public transportation (bus at 61st St), several schools (PS 73, St. Stanislaus, Holy Cross), safe neighborhood, cultural diversity, LaGuardia Airport because air traffic patterns have limited building height to approximately 6 stories

Neighborhood Nuisances:
neighborhood is lacking a supermarket – previous market was converted into a Staples which is inconvenient for older residents who must now walk to the 65th Place Pioneer supermarket, overpopulation and overdevelopment, pollution, sewage and gassy smells, dusty white residue blew throughout the neighborhood in the 70’s and 80’s.

Activities in neighborhood:
Raising a family

Social & family network in neighborhood:
Wife

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To listen to more stories from Newtown Creek or learn about the Creek Speak project visit the Newtown Creek Alliance website.

Newtown Creek Alliance

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