Two tiny neighborhoods in Queens, Meadowmere and Warnerville, are finally connected to the New York City sewer system, and, thanks to the hookup, residents will no longer flush their toilets into a creek that runs into Jamaica Bay.  Well, that is, if the residents could afford to cough up the $10,000 each to hook up to the system.  One would think that a $37.5 million project might have included cash to hook the houses up, but, apparently, it did not.

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.