Red Hook resident single-handedly turns vacant lot into park

After more than three decades, one resident in Red Hook became fed up with a vacant and overgrown lot owned by the city, so he

RED HOOK - After more than three decades, one resident in Red Hook became fed up with a vacant and overgrown lot owned by the city, so he decided to do something about it.

Luis Formisano says he single-handedly cleaned up the lot and bought tables, chairs and umbrellas to create a park for residents to relax at.

However, some residents say there should have been a community discussion about what to do with the lot before it became a park at the hands of Formisano.

State Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Greenpoint) says he is working the city department that owns the lot to find a solution and maintain the community space.

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