All five of us birders in Forest Hills, Queens, New York will have much better access to Willow Lake in the south end of Flushing Meadows Park. Why? Because of a new project, estimated to be completed by Summer of 2010 that will
provide two decorative entrance gates, pathways, planting and other site improvements at entrances to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park located at 73rd Terrace over the Van Wyck Expressway, and 72nd Road over the Grand Central Parkway.
Access to anything but the very north end of Willow Lake was not obtainable in recent years, at least not legally or without a slog through a phragmite jungle and lots of mud. This will cut my walk to decent birding habitat by more than half and makes me very, very, very happy.