‘We’re on one side of the river and the millionaires are on the other, but we have the better view.’ Elizabeth McQueen, Queensbridge
Stories about Queensbridge are infrequent here on LICtalk, and positive stories about it are practically nil. This weekend though, The New York Times wrote a very inspirational profile on Elizabeth McQueen, a former resident of the houses who spent many years nudging politicians and parks employees to refurbish and re-buttress the long-closed esplanade in Queensbridge Park. Though she passed away in February at the age of 83, she was able to witness her accomplishment with the re-opening of the esplanade in 2014. In light of all that she did to make it happen, this week it was officially declared “Elizabeth McQueen Way” by the city.
Now I can’t say that you’ll have anything named after you, but Continue reading