Rockaway Beach Branch Greenway Committee

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Here is the text of a sample letter to send to your City Councilmember or Community Board.

Sample letter text:

Dear ____________:

I join with the Rockaway Beach Branch Greenway Committee and Community Board 9 in advocating the establishment of a greenway on the long-abandoned LIRR Rockaway Beach Branch right-of-way, which runs from Rego Park to Ozone Park, in part through your District. I believe that this property, overseen by the City of New York, is at present in many places an eyesore and a hazard, serving as little more than an illegal dump for refuse. I further believe that it could be easily transformed into a beautiful linear public park that would greatly benefit the communities of central Queens for generations to come, providing recreational green-space they sorely need as well as enhanced property values and increased patronage of local businesses.

I urge you to assert your influence as a respected public official to help make this proposal a reality.

[your name]

Silhouette of mountain bikers at sunset

Can you help us make this picture a reality in central Queens?

Addresses of public officials

The Honorable Melinda Katz
New York City Council
104-01 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375

The Honorable Dennis Gallagher
New York City Council
78-25 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379

The Honorable Joseph Addabbo
New York City Council
159-53 102nd Street
Howard Beach, NY 11414

Mr. Joseph C. Hennessey, Chairman
Community Board 6
73-05 Yellowstone Blvd.
Forest Hills, NY 11375

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Rockaway Beach Branch Greenway Committee
P.O. Box 180526 North Richmond Hill NY 11418