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Van Bramer to Offer $350K for Contested Queens Lot

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July 06, 2010 Staff Report

A plot of land unofficially dubbed the “Woodside Triangle Park” in Woodside, may be safe from destruction, after a decade-long fight to save the space, according to the New York Daily News.

Community advocates had lobbied to stop the plot’s landowner, Vinny Oppedisano, from developing the vacant site, which sits at the intersection of three streets, 34th Avenue and 59th and 60th streets. But City Council member Jimmy Van Bramer’s plan to buy the land on behalf of the city may solve the residents’ troubles.

Van Bramer has secured $350,000, which he plans to offer to Oppedisano for the plot. But some damage has already been done, residents say. For instance, Oppedisano chopped down several trees in the park, as part of his original plan to construct an 11,000-square foot home in the space.

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