Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Visit the real Staten Island Dump

It's the moment we've all been waiting for.

This Sunday, Oct. 3 is your first chance to get a 'Sneak Peak' at the new and improved Freshkills Park, aka Freshkills Landfill, aka the original Staten Island Dump.

One of the world's largest landfills is now New York City's largest park - so take that Prospect and Central - and Sunday's park-a-palooza is the first time the general public can see this grand renewal project.

The itinerary is jam packed with family fun: canoeing, birdwatching, kite flying, live music, pony rides, art & crafts, Swedish Marionette Theatre.

There will be guided tours from people with degrees that work for the Dept. of Sanitation. We're guessing they will explain to us how safe this all is.

So bring the wife (or husband) and the kids (or grab someone else's) a pack a picnic blanket because this is a day we will never forget, a game-changer for the legacy of Staten Island.

To think as a kid that I would one day be standing atop those tremendous piles of shit -- it's almost like going to the moon.

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