Ridgewood Gardens Co-op, 52-24 65th Place, Maspeth, NY 11378

Maspeth

"Creek Speak", CHHNP, "public health"

Arlene Mandano
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Age:
58

Neighborhood:
previously lived in Maspeth at the Ridgewood Gardens Co-Op, 53rd Ave. & 62nd St.

Length of Residence in Neighborhood:
approximately40 years

Neighborhood Amenities
:
Co-Op, Grand Ave. shopping area, old meandering cow paths allowed leisurely walking and bicycling, last swath of farms lent neighborhood a rural feel

Neighborhood Nuisances:
occasionally able to smell Newtown Creek, combined pollution from LIE & old incinerator, aware of current traffic congestion

Activities in Neighborhood
:
raised in Maspeth, spent first 9 years of married live in Maspeth.

Social/Family Network in Neighborhood:
husband and daughter, grew up in the same co-op as and is friends with Dennis Friedman, Cookie Samuels and Phyllis Gowa.

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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.

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