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Green space to get update in Flushing

Improvements at Plaut Triangle are scheduled for next summer

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Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:27 am, Thu Dec 12, 2013.

The quarter-acre Plaut Triangle in Flushing will be getting a major facelift next summer with the addition of new pathways, a drinking fountain and a spigot for watering plants, new benches, additional plantings and gates.

Chrissy Voskerichian, vice president of the Station Road Civic Association, is delighted with the plans. Her group has helped maintain the site for five years. “Our civic and community members are very happy and excited that money was funded for the upgrades to Plaut,” Voskerichian said.

The upgrades to the triangle, located on Northern Boulevard, 43rd Avenue and 169th and 170th streets, arebeing funded with $200,000 from the City Council and $200,000 from the Borough President’s Office.

Voskerichian said her group does two cleanups there a year plus plantings and watering throughout the year. She and civic President Rhea O’Gorman will take responsibility for opening and closing the gates every day.

“It is important to value the green spaces we have, and while funding is key, there is a great deal that can be done when the community and city agencies work together,” Voskerichian added, noting that the civic will continue partnering with the Parks Department.

The triangle was named after Frank Plaut, a Flushing native who was active in civic affairs, including the Flushing Democratic Club, and donated the land for the green space in 1923. Plaut died in 1949 and the triangle was named after him in 1980.

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  • Sherrie posted at 10:04 am on Mon, Dec 9, 2013.

    Sherrie Posts: 1

    I sure hope an independent third party is managing those funds. Let's not forget how friendly the Station Road Civic was with Dan Halloran, the infamous poster boy of Queens corruption. The Civic and Halloran were thick as thieves. The Civic's biggest stink over the years has been with Star Auto group, with Halloran attending many of their ineffective and pointless rallies against the reputable car dealer. One can only imagine how much money the Civic bribed Halloran with in a vain attempt to advance their idiotic and fruitless causes. Birds of a feather flock together. Halloran was caught with his hands in the cookie jar; I sincerely hope someone is looking over Rhea O'gorman's shoulder. Putting the Station Road Civic anywhere near $400,000 is like putting the fox in charge of the hen house.

  • Paulie posted at 8:38 pm on Sat, Dec 7, 2013.

    Paulie Posts: 2

    A quarter-acre of green in the toxic waste dump of Flushing, NY. How lovely!

  • Paulie posted at 4:05 pm on Sat, Dec 7, 2013.

    Paulie Posts: 2

    How nice of Rhea O'Gorman to take a break from threatening to kill Flushing residents: