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

Maspeth

"Creek Speak", CHHNP, "public health"

Phyllis Gowa
Age:
55

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

Length of Residence in Neighborhood
:
20 years, 1955 – 1975

Neighborhood Amenities
:
pleasant suburban look and feel (hilly, tree-lined, quiet), relatively safe, low-crime area

Neighborhood Nuisances:
severe air pollution, limited access to public transportation

Activities in Neighborhood:
Grew up playing in co-op playgrounds, taking long walks, pursuing photography, shopping along Grand Ave.

Social/Family Network in Neighborhood:
Grew up with mother, father & sister, grew up in the same co-op as and is friends with Cookie Samuels, Dennis Friedman & Arlene Mandano.

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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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