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 decided to do something about it. Luis Formisano says he single-handedly

News 12 Staff

Jul 16, 2012, 11:05 PM

Updated 4,299 days ago

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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 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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