Call him the last man standing. Joe Ardizzone has lived in Willets Point all his 77 years and says he’s not about to leave now. Ardizzone remembers growing up in a virtual wildlife sanctuary, with the thrill of watching migrating birds every year and frogs, quail and pheasants as regular sights. “I haven’t seen a frog here in 40 years,” he said.
I feel so bad for Mr. Ardizzone. Here is another article about Willets Point: