While Long Island City’s waterfront has rapidly morphed into a metropolis for art lovers, foodies and young families, other parts of the neighborhood have experienced a much slower metamorphosis.
Dutch Kills, just a couple of miles east of Hunters Point, is still in transition. Luxury hotels stand tall on the same block as empty warehouses and high-rise apartment buildings have yet to outnumber the two-family homes that are packed onto a single street.
Bike lanes on the streets of Ridgewood and Glendale are one step closer to becoming a reality.
Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee voted 14-0 on Tuesday to recommend that the full board, at its February meeting, approve of adding 9.5 miles of bike routes, known as Phase 1, to the area this summer.
Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. 25 Years of Madden NFL video game exhibition. Five versions of the groudbreaking game on view and available to play now thru Sunday, Feb. 23. Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games, Exhibition of 25 playable, independently produced games, through March 2. Museum hours: Wednesdays-Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. $12 adults, $9 seniors over 65 and students with ID, $6 children 3-12, under 3 free.
A decision on the possible implementation of bike lanes throughout southwestern Queens neighborhoods may be coming within the next month.
Community Board 5 Chairman Vincent Arcuri said that, while the board is still discussing the proposed network of routes put forth by the Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Department of City Planning, the board’s review will be completed between now and mid-February.
Though there was little ground to break elected officials and leaders of the Mount Sinai Health System gathered under a big white tent on Monday to celebrate the groundbreaking for the medical center’s Queens expansion project at 30th Avenue and Crescent Street in Astoria.
Just behind the podium, as an audience of 100 or so sat listening to reminiscent tales of the hospital once known as Astoria General, stood a mountainous pile of rubble and debris with a crane sitting on top like an angel on a Christmas tree.
The Museum of Moving Image, The Soundtrack Series - Music Video Edition, Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30-11 p.m., 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. Features stories of music videos of Morrisey, Beyonce, etc. Contact: Dana Rossi, email@example.com, (917) 232-1931, $12.
The latest buzz going around the upscale Crescents section of Rego Park concerns the rather ominous-looking nests which have appeared in the area, with at least three right on the outskirts of PS 174. Are they homes to hornets or plain ol’ everyday yellow jackets? Should they be removed or left alone?
Well, they certainly look like hornets’ nests, typically inverted tear-drop-shaped, volleyball-sized structures attached to trees just out of human reach. But some of the insects seen entering and exiting appear to have the coloring that suggests something else.
The Maspeth community came together on Saturday to celebrate the life of one of its own killed in a tragic hit and run two years ago and to see the new street sign that will bear his name.
George Gibbons Jr. was only 37 years old when Peter Rodriguez, the driver police said was drunk, came down the wrong way of the Long Island Expressway service road. He smashed head-on into the cab that Gibbons was in. Gibbons was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival. Gibbons had just closed up the bar he owned, The Gibbons Home on 69th Street, and was heading home.
World Maker Faire New York 2013, a festival celebrating technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, sustainability and food, Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $15-$35. Contact: Karlee Vincent, (707) 263-1763 or firstname.lastname@example.org.