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Courtesy Mark Christie
LONG ISLAND CITY — Bill Bylewski, a neighborhood parks advocate who spent years planting, weeding and beautifying the Hunters Point waterfront, died last month after a bout with cancer, friends said.
His death was previously reported by the Times Ledger.
Bylewski, 53, was a tenant in the CityLights building when he helped start the Friends of Gantry Park group — now the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy — in the late 1990s in an effort to clean up and take care of Gantry Plaza State Park, friends said.
“To me what was most impressive was that he took the initiative make Long Island City a