City officials announce $2.5M flood-reducing green project in Queens Village


Councilman Barry Grodenchik and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Vincent Sapienza announced on Wednesday, Dec. 1, plans to transform seven large concrete medians in Queens Village into lush, green drainage spaces to better manage stormwater and reduce neighborhood flooding. 

Huge concrete road medians have been a blight on the community for decades, according to Grodenchik. The Rocky Hill Civic Association and the neighboring Bell Park Manor Terrace cooperative apartment complex have long advocated for the beautification of the medians. Both were thrilled with the DEP’s announcement.