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BEST (or at Least Most Noble) ATTEMPT TO RESTORE PUBLIC
TRANSPORTATION TO A NEIGHBORHOOD
Heather McCown, Sunset-Ridge Waterfront Alliance
Some neighborhoods use cars a lot more than others; Brooklyn's Bay Ridge is one such community, where more than a third of residents commute to work by automobile (Park Slope's rate is about half of that). Enter Heather McCown, once a lady with a petition and a clipboard, now a co-founder and executive officer of the Sunset-Ridge Waterfront Alliance, an organization that, while promoting recycling and hosting Green Fairs, is pushing to restore long-shuttered ferry service to the neighborhood's pier; then, the Wall Street tycoons, living in their Shore Road mansions, can water taxi to their Battery Park office-palaces rather than take the Lexus.