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Friday, May 16, 2008

Bicycling Magazine Article

Kissena Field of Dreams
Bicycling Magazine Article about the Kissena Velodrome in 2002
by Jill Hamburg
To find the nation’s worst cycling track, you’ll need a veteran outer-borough New York cabbie to take you 12 miles out of Manhattan to the Queens neighborhood of Flushing. Tell him to head for Kissena Park, an unremarkable playground of tennis courts and overgrown ball fields. Here, in one of the city’s most culturally diverse neighborhoods, you’ll pass people playing cricket and bocce as well as soccer and baseball. The Chinese Moon Festival and the East Indian Celebration of Durga Puja use the park. During the day, the neighborhood’s lower-middle-class residents stroll to benches along a small lake.....Link

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