Clive Dawkins of the city’s Community Emergency Response Team quizzes members about having emergency “go bags” at a recent meeting of Community Board 13.
The city’s Office of Emergency Management last month published updated hurricane evacuation zones.
And while adjustments are slight from ones prepared in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, OEM has been spending the last few weeks getting the message out about the new maps, and precautions Queens residents should exercise before a storm hits.
Councilman Donovan Richards, shown at the Rosedale Library in 2012, is including the modernization and expansion of the branch in his priorities for the new City Council session that begins in January.
The result of a rainy day in Rosedale.
I know what you’re thinking. Kayaking? In the East River? Seriously?
Yes, I was skeptical too. Growing up in New York City, the East River always presented the impression of a mass of toxic water that you would never want to make contact with your skin, let alone sail on.
Area resident Dawn Scala speaks out against the proposed shelter at a public hearing regarding the plan in May.
The results of the long-awaited environmental study of 78-16 Cooper Ave. in Glendale, the site of a proposed 125-family homeless shelter, have been released by the Department of Homeless Services.
To the chagrin of many shelter opponents, the project is moving forward as planned.
The Jackson Heights Orchestra kicked off the annual Summer Sundays at the Park concert series sponsored by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group.
The Jackson Heights Orchestra kicked off the annual Summer Sundays at the Park concert series last week, drawing a crowd of people to the play street by Travers Park.
The series, organized by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group, invites emerging and established artists to perform every Sunday afternoon for the community. Now in its 10th year, much has changed about the program for the better.
The new center green at Murray Playround was funded by Borough President Melinda Katz. In addition, a new performance space was also added.
Bocce courts can be expensive.
The one recently built at Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village has a price tag of $1 million.
After a decade in limbo, the seawall at Queensbridge Park has finally been completed, along with a new promenade along the East River and a fishing pier.
Queensbridge residents love their neighborhood park along the East River, but they don’t want the twain to meet. Now they can have some piece of mind that they won’t.
Officials and activists gathered in Queenbridge Park on Vernon Boulevard under the summer sun Tuesday to celebrate the completion of a $6.65 million seawall and 6-foot-wide promenade with benches and plantings with a small fishing wharf at the northern end. The planning took more than a decade, but once construction started, it was completed in a year.
This past Saturday, more than two dozen volunteers from the PS 16 PTA Gardening Club came together to beautify Corona Plaza.
Under the direction of Adriana Jacykewycz, the Parks Department’s director of horticulture for Queens, the group spent the day grooming the plaza garden and planting new flowers in the green space on 104th Street.
In the past decade, Southeast Queens and the term flooding have become synonymous. Residents from Rosedale to St. Albans experience ponds, streams and rivers reminiscent of biblical plagues whenever it rains. While the needs of residents within this region of Queens vary widely, every community has expressed concern regarding flooding and its negative impact on the area’s quality of life.
Some industry experts attribute the frequent flooding to the rising water table beneath many of the homes in Council Districts 27 and 31, along with the cessation of the pumping of the groundwater wells owned and previously operated by New York City.
The map shows the quarantine zone in Queens and Brooklyn. Inspections for the Asian long-horned beetle are carried out throughout the year.
Asian long-horned beetle
Despite a setback on Long Island with the re-emergence of the destructive Asian long-horned beetle, the federal regional project manager said things are still looking good in Queens.
Joe Gittleman, who works for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Asian Longhorned Beetle Project, told the Queens Chronicle there have been no sightings of the insects in the borough since 2010.
Construction of the new performance space and central green at Murray Playground in Long Island City was completed last week and the site officially reopened last weekend.
“Murray Playground is a great community amenity for Long Island City residents of all ages, whether human or canine,” Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski said in a written statement.
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(BPT) - Employment opportunities seem to be on the upswing for military veterans, which is encouraging for the hundreds of thousands of service members returning from duty and veterans who are looking for new civilian career opportunities.