While elected officials and residents are still reeling over the Department of Homeless Services’ unexpected conversion of the Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst into a homeless shelter last month, the agency is at it again.
This time, the Westway Motor Inn on Astoria Boulevard has been converted into a high-capacity homeless shelter without, some contend, proper notice to those most impacted by the move.
Bocce is back at Juniper Valley Park. The ribbon was cut on the new $850,000 bocce courts in Middle Village on Wednesday. Enthusiasts of the old world game have three new courts to play completely with new shade structures, seating areas and fencing. Queens Parks Commissioner Dottie Lewandowski, top left, joined Borough President Melinda Katz, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, Assemblywoman Marge Markey, Queens Parks Chief of Staff Joanne Amagrande and Community Board 5 Chairman Vincent Arcuri to cut the ribbon on the park before taking a few shots themselves. Middle Village resident Steve Fisher and his sister Maxine, of Forest Hills, at right with Lewandowski and Ashley O’Brien, NYC Parks playground associate, along with Steve’s wife Rosanna, donated bocce balls that were owned by Steve and Maxine’s father Norman, a longtime Middle Village/Maspeth resident who recently passed away. O’Brien will use the bocce set to teach kids the sport.
Bocce is back at Juniper Valley Park.
The ribbon was cut on the new $850,000 bocce courts in Middle Village on Wednesday.
Enthusiasts of the old world game have three new courts to play completely with new shade structures, seating areas and fencing.
Seeing Hollywood horror classics and family-friendly movies in Southeast Queens this summer won’t mean having to deal with sticky floors and $9 sodas.
A Better Jamaica is bringing back its Classic Film Fridays program to Rufus King Park for a sixth straight year.
The long-neglected crumbling seawall at MacNeil Park in College Point is slated for restoration beginning next summer.
That’s the word from the Parks Department on the $2.5 million project that will involve reconstructing the most damaged portions of the esplanade and seawall, to include a step-down at the jetty, a fishing overlook and beach-kayak access.
The new center green at Murray Playround was funded by Borough President Melinda Katz. In addition, a new performance space was also added.
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.
Yoga is growing in popularity but classes can be expensive.
Fortunately, groups including the Queens Library and Parks Department provide plenty of options for you to get your downward dog on this summer for free.
Drawings and collages made by the senior citizens of the Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center in South Ozone Park.
Borough President Melinda Katz, center left, joins former Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie, Franck Joseph II of Councilman Donovan Richards’ office, Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski and several young experts on playgrounds at the recent ribbon cutting on the newly renovated Laurelton West Playground.
The $1.5 million makeover gave local children a recreational area that now includes brand-new swing sets, picnic tables, open lawn areas, benches and drinking fountains, as well as great stuff to climb, jump and play on.
Walking down one of the hallways at the Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center in South Ozone Park, you might mistake it for an art museum.
It wouldn’t be far from the truth as the seniors at the center through public funding created their own art pieces. Their final work was displayed last Thursday, which included pencil drawings, paper collages and written pieces.
Union workers with Build Up NYC rejoiced as Chairwoman Elizabeth Erion informed Community Board 1 that the Community Development Committee recommended the Astoria Cove project be voted down.
“We’d like to see a number of things added until we as a committee feel comfortable voting in favor of this project,” Erion said before the board at Tuesday’s meeting.
In 2003, a British newspaper writing about the surprise Academy Award victory for actor Adrien Brody described him as being from “Woodhaven, a New York City suburb about ten kilometers east of Manhattan.”
They were wrong of course — Woodhaven is a neighborhood within, not a suburb of, New York City — but anyone who has been to the community could easily forgive their mistake.
The colorful mural on the side of Maspeth Federal Savings bank at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 69th Street proudly proclaims “Maspeth is America.”
Few things are more American than a grandiose painting of a bald eagle soaring alongside Old Glory, just like few neighborhoods in the entire country have more history than Maspeth does.
Tutor Time Childcare/Learning Center of College Point has been caring for children in the community for more than 10 years. In that time they have earned a great reputation, thanks to the outstanding care our dedicated and compassionate teachers provide every day.
At Tutor Time they pride themselves in being much more than a day care. They provide quality education and full-time childcare to children from six-week-old infants all the way through prekindergarten. Tutor Time has an excellent afterschool program and summer program for children who are currently attending elementary school.
The plans for the renovation of Woodhaven’s Mary Whalen Playground, which were unveiled to the public Tuesday evening at a meeting in Forest Park.
Once again, developers find themselves bumping heads with community members on one of the biggest concerns middle- and lower-income residents have, affordable housing
Alma Realty and Studio V Architecture proposed a new development that would re-zone the area known as Astoria Cove and provide greater access to the waterfront.
The reconstruction of Mary Whalen Playground in Woodhaven is moving forward.
The $1,180,000 project to completely overhaul the hillside facility, named for a late Woodhaven civic leader, on Park Lane South and 79th Street, may begin next year, the Parks Department announced at a meeting Tuesday evening at Oak Ridge in Forest Park, just up the hill from the playground. The meeting was hosted by Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village), who is allocating $1 million toward the renovation.
(Family Features) Summer is a time of playground fun, camping, swimming and other outdoor activities. When kids are outdoors, their sense of adventure and curiosity soars, which can, unfortunately, lead to a higher risk of injuries.
(Family Features) For most people, there is typically one main motivator for wanting to get in shape for the warmer weather months — they want to fit into the smaller, more revealing clothing of the season.
One of the few buildings left from the 1964-65 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows almost never got built.
The New York Hall of Science — now a premier hands-on exhibit space — had a rocky start, with several planners wanting a permanent science museum to be built in Manhattan. If not for the efforts of Mayor Robert Wagner and World’s Fair Corp. President Robert Moses, it may well have been situated in that other borough.
Work on the Thomas P. Noonan Playground — named after a Sunnyside Vietnam War veteran — has finally begun.
“Noonan Playground is an important community hub for our seniors, families and local children,” Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) said at a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday. “This inclusive project is a wonderful example of what we can accomplish when we work together as a community to incorporate the needs of our local residents.”