Members of the Howard Beach Kiwanis Club put on gloves, grabbed the garden tools and tossed the dirt around on Cross Bay Boulevard near the Belt Parkway last Sunday.
Kiwanians Gene Greco, left, past president Ed Tudisco; Frank Ladone, Dino Bono and President Danny Golom planted multicolored impatiens and begonias around a tree in the middle of the triangle formed by Cross Bay Boulevard and access ramps to the eastbound Belt Parkway and Nassau Expressway — one of the busiest locations in Howard Beach.
The triangle also bears the organization’s shield.
This is the second year the club has planted flowers at the site, which is only steps from the Peter J. Striano Residence and Senior Center, along the main route into Howard Beach. Last year, Tudisco, as president, initiated the first planting at the site in an effort to help beautify the neighborhood.