The Special Flushing Waterfront District in northern Queens is a battleground for environmental activists and politicians. For decades there has been fighting over what to do with the area that overlooks Flushing Creek. Reporter Olivia Bensimon spoke to members of the Guardians of Flushing Bay about their efforts to change people’s perception of the space, in the efforts of convincing them to maintain the creek’s ecosystem and not build more on the waterfront. 

Reported by Olivia Bensimon

Photo credit: Olivia Bensimon

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