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The SculptureCenter recently unveiled several new artworks as part of its fall exhibition.
A man was injured after police say he was carjacked on a Howard Beach street on Nov. 26.
The incident happened around 11 p.m. on 91st Street and 159th Avenue, one block west of Cross Bay Boulevard. The unidentified victim was getting into his white Porsche Cayenne when a man wearing a black face mask approached and pointed a firearm at him demanding he give up his car.
Spring Creek Park, background, at the corner of 78th Street and 161st Avenue in Howard Beach, is one location where restoration efforts will take place as part of a $50 million effort to improve flood barriers along the Jamaica Bay shoreline.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last Friday that he will allocate $50 million from the state’s share of the $67 billion federal Hurricane Sandy aid package toward rebuilding protective marshland in Spring Creek Park to serve as a stronger barrier between Howard Beach and Jamaica Bay and alleviate future flooding in storms like Sandy.
The project, developed by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, will involve excavation, recontouring, and revegetation to establish a self-sustaining system of wave-dampening barriers to reduce storm damage on the south and west coasts of Howard Beach. It would also make the land, which is a public park, into a more inviting and functional space.
A man was injured after police say he was carjacked in Howard Beach on Tuesday night.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says agents stopped an attempt to smuggle over 150 pounds of illegal drugs into the country on a flight that originated in the Caribbean and landed at JFK Airport late last month.
The bust occurred on Oct. 29. CBP officers at JFK conducted an aircraft search that day on a flight arriving from Montego Bay, Jamaica. During their aircraft search, they discovered 28 brick-shaped objects in two large, blue folded duffle bags behind a side panel wall.
Dorsky Gallery, “Artists’ Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism, 11-05 45 Ave., Long Island City, Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., thru Nov. 17. Contact: (718) 937-6317, dorsky.org.
The Department of Environmental Protection will undergo a massive sewer project next year that aims to reduce sewer overflow into Bergen Basin, a tributary of Jamaica Bay that runs into the western side of JFK Airport.
At the core of the project is the construction of a new sewer line under the Belt Parkway at 126th Street to supplement already existing, nearly century-old sewer lines that are often overwhelmed during heavy rains. The pipes connect the sewers of South Ozone Park to the Jamaica Water Treatment Plant in JFK Airport before releasing the treated water into Bergen Basin.
State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has been fighting graffiti since before he became an elected city official in 2002. Now he’s instituting a program for his entire district.
The 11th District includes College Point, Whitestone, Flushing, North Flushing, Auburndale, Bayside, Bay Terrace, Little Neck, Douglaston, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, New Hyde Park, Bellerose, Fresh Meadows, Hollis, Queens Village and Jamaica.
After Hurricane Katrina demolished so much of New Orleans, the federal government promised to step up and build better, stronger levees to protect the city against future storms. And it followed through, spending $14 billion on the project, which now has the Big Easy resting easier than ever before when it comes to storm preparedness.
After Hurricane Sandy damaged much of South Queens, other parts of the city and the region, similar promises of financial support and rebuilding were made. The mayor announced a $20 billion “resiliency” plan to repair bulkheads on Jamaica Bay, replenish lost sand in the Rockaways and do other projects around the city to protect it from whatever Mother Nature might throw at us. The projects’ short-term goals are being met, he says.
The U.S. Department of the Interior announced it is allocating $3.6 million toward the new science and resiliency institute planned at Jamaica Bay.
The center, which was announced by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell in the Rockaways in August, is a joint venture with the Rockefeller Foundation that aims to study resilience in urban coastal ecosystems with a focus on Jamaica Bay. Its efforts seek to develop information and tools to better manage coastal resources, better predict the impacts of climate change on urban ecosystems and enhance the response to catastrophic events such as Hurricane Sandy and contaminant spills. The institute will have a brick-and-mortar location in the Rockaways eventually, but will be Manhattan-based to start and will include field research in Jamaica Bay.
Costumed children and adults can get a head start on Halloween with events throughout Queens that begin this weekend and run through the actual holiday on Thursday, Oct. 31.
The Howard Beach Kiwanis Club will kick things off with its 27th annual Halloween Parade on Saturday.
To say the Q10 bus line may be one of the borough’s busiest would surprise few people.
The route that runs from Kew Gardens to JFK Airport was, in the days before the AirTrain, the only connection between the Queens Boulevard subway lines, the LIRR and the airport.
A 13-year-old boy disappeared from outside his home in Lindenwood around dawn Friday morning leading to an intensive search and fears that he may have been kidnapped.
But those fears were alleviated when the teen was found safe a few miles away at the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road station about eight hours later.
Dan Hendrick, the producer of the upcoming documentary film “Jamaica Bay Lives.” is seeking homemade videos and still photographs of Hurricane Sandy’s wrath in the communities around Jamaica Bay.
“We’re really calling on the community to help us out,” Hendrick said. “From the beginning we’ve been a community-driven project. We’re trying to keep it grassroots and locally driven.”
Police now say that they have found the teenage boy that went missing from outside his Lindenwood home Friday morning safe and unharmed at the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road station.
Dorsky Gallery, “Artists’ Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism, 11-05 45 Ave., Long Island City, Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., thru Nov. 17. Contact (718) 937-6317, or go to www.dorsky.org.
If you pay for it, they may just build it.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 20-year Capital Assessment released last week includes a nod to the proposal for reactivating the Rockaway Beach Long Island Rail Road line.
The modern supermarket got its start in Queens. The popular board game Scrabble was invented here. The only national park that can be reached by subway is located here.
These are but a few of the lesser-known facts about the borough that emerged, along with a historical perspective, as a lineup of the cognoscenti gathered on Friday to lead a celebration in honor of the most diversified place on Earth.