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


"Creek Speak", CHHNP, "public health"

Arlene Mandano

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.

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

admin, Newtown Creek Alliance



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