Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Chop Chop

This is Forest Park. Most people love the fact that this thicket of trees resembling an actual forest can be found right here in Queens. However, it's not perfect in there. Reports of some un-parklike activities have swirled around Forest Park for years. Some just avoid the forest part altogether due to rumors of things like roaming wild dogs (which I have never seen).

With green space at a premium, what if we made a radical change to some of it (not all).

What if we cut down about a quarter of the trees and opened it up - ala Central Park or Juniper Valley. It's not a decision to take lightly as once the trees are gone, they're gone. But as blasphemus as it sounds, I would not miss the forest part that much. But some nice well-planned green fields with amenities, that's something I can get used to.