The reservoir's historic structures & ecosystems are an opportunity to create a unique environmental education center for our children & their future.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Daily News Article

An article about Comptroller William Thompson's tour of the Ridgewood Reservoir is in today's Daily News:

Thompson walks Ridgewood Reservoir
By John Lauinger Daily News Staff Writer

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 4:00 AM

City Controller William Thompson has become the latest official eying higher office to take notice of a preservation battle being waged over the Ridgewood Reservoir.

Thompson, a Democrat long rumored to be running for mayor next year, joined locals last week on a 2-mile hike through the densely wooded reservoir on the Queens-Brooklyn border.

His bodyguard in tow, Thompson emerged with a newfound appreciation for the 50-acre woodland slated for a $50 million upgrade in Mayor Bloomberg's sweeping PlaNYC initiative.

"It's an amazing space," Thompson said, marveling at the vastness and serenity of the landscape, which has regenerated into a rare urban forest since closing as a water source in 1989.

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