We are a group of passionate volunteers and partners in New York City and beyond, with a desire to make something out of the large underutilized space along Conduit Boulevard and along highways east of that. Our advocacy includes grassroots organization of local communities and businesses, building support together so we can ask leaders, such as elected officials and city agencies, to enable the creation of this greenway. We are also teaming up with people and organizations who can assist us with designs and funding.
Greenways are proven to be popular for residents and tourists alike! Our efforts will draw on models provided by other successful NYC greenway projects such as the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and the Jamaica Bay Greenway Coalition, with inspiration from other popular greenways such as the Hudson River Greenway.
Fellow activists considered reactivating the 2000 Greenway plan.
- Daniel Solow • Chair
Daniel founded this project in November 2014, shortly after biking 75 miles in the NYC Century. His experience through Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan helped him envision a connected trail closer to home by Southeast Queens. He’s an environmentalist advocating for an increasingly sustainable future.
- Samuel Santaella • Web administrator
“Samuelito” has a passion for access to transportation alternatives and is volunteering in other advocacy groups for this purpose. He joined this project in 2016, seeing that there already is a movement to bring better access to an area historically lacking transit options.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with a question or comment! By the way, make sure to check out our FAQ page first.
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Now looking for:
We are right now looking for the following roles to be filled. If you’re interested, please let us know!
For the most part, the co-chair would need to be able to attend meetings, meet with decision makers, speak on behalf of the project, and delegate tasks where necessary. As the e-mail load is very heavy, the co-chair shouldn’t mind writing frequently. Communication skills, such as phone calling, are a plus.
…to assist putting together SQGW events for outreach, raising awareness, or just having fun. These may include, but are not limited to, walking tours, bike rides, and art activities.