The Howard Beach welcome triangle is once again welcoming, thanks to local business and neighborhood organizations.
Back in the summer months, the Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic Association put the project to beautify the triangle on their to-do list. At first, they hoped to gather a couple of volunteers to clean up the area, but they were astonished by the overwhelming donations they received that enabled them to give the triangle a makeover.
The new “Welcome to Howard Beach” sign was donated to the community by the Howard Beach Memorial Services foundation and their president, Ray York. It was put up in the middle of October. After its installation, Lisena Landscaping and DM Contracting came in to beautify the area.
Lisena donated all the plants around the triangle and sign. They are also going to plant new ones once spring comes. They have been taking care of the triangle for quite some time now and have been servicing the community since Giuseppe Lisena started the company in the early 1970s.
“This is our way of giving back to the community,” said Freddy Lisena, Giuseppe’s son and current owner of the business. “We do a lot of work around the neighborhood and wanted to help out where we could.”
DM Contracting came in and placed the brick structure around the sign. They then added stones in front of it to beautify the area even more.
“This is a piece of artwork that was done by the local community,” said Joanne Ariola, president of the civic association. “It is something that the community is proud of and shows the true beauty of Howard Beach.”
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