A New Urban Oasis

City Paper 8/14/2014

By: Jon Hurdle

An abandoned city reservoir on the edge of Strawberry Mansion, hidden by dense vegetation and guarded by a chain-link fence, has long been an important stop for birds migrating on the Atlantic flyway. But the city’s recent decision to lease the land to two environmentally friendly groups means the 37-acre wilderness soon may become an urban oasis for people, too…

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