In Woodhaven, NY, Neil Giannelli is leading fellow residents of 98th Street who are opposed to a plan to build a 3.5-mile linear park through central Queens. The park, similar to Manhattan's High Line, would be built on land along an abandoned rail line. It runs adjacent to the 98th Street homeowners' backyards. Andrea Crawford, a member of the Friends of the QueensWay, the group backing the rails-to-trails project, says the "cultural greenway" would create 55 acres of parkland and include privacy and safety features to accommodate residents living along the thoroughfare. But for Giannelli, the "bike path" would alter his neighborhood, disrupt his quality of life and permanently change the nature of the nature a few feet beyond the fence in his backyard.

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