Fitzhugh Karol’s piece “What's Progression” is meant to simulate a montain range and is among the works of 15 artists featured in the Emerging Artist Fellowship exhibit at Socrates Sculpture Park.
“SkyWatch Spider” by Zaq Landsberg at Socrates Sculpture Park.
The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition is back at Socrates Sculpture Park and, as usual, the 15 artists featured created pieces that are weird, thought-provoking and even a little controversial.
The EAF is all about providing lesser-known artists with a platform to share their work and to build upon the park’s goal to present socially aware and inspiring art in a public realm.
Some Ridgewood residents can now breathe a little easier.
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, which is located in Bushwick but serves residents in nearby Queens, hosted a health fair Sunday afternoon in Rosemary’s Playground on Woodbine Street.
(BPT) - Whether welcoming a newborn, adopting a child or becoming a stepparent for the first time, bringing a child into your life means big changes - and a big impact on your finances.
(StatePoint) With classes, sports, homework and other activities, weekdays are action packed for kids. Unfortunately, some students deal with an unwelcome addition to their daily routine -- bullying. An estimated 13 million students are bullied annually, according to government statistics.
Memories of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center 13 years ago still run deep in Queens. The borough lost an estimated 283 people and they will not be forgotten.
Events in Queens to commemorate the anniversary will begin on Sunday and run through Saturday, Sept. 13.
(BPT) - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for students embarking on a learning adventure. But all too often, kids head out the door with sugary pastries, cereals and bars – or worse yet, nothing in their stomachs at all. Children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the playground, with better concentration, problem-solving skills and eye-hand coordination, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
It was a fun late summer day for kids in Howard Beach last Thursday.
Reach for the STARS daycare hosted an End of Summer Community Fun Day, a last chance for kids to enjoy the warm summer before school starts.
Our family’s traditional August soaking detachment from all responsibilities was slothing happily along when, on Aug. 19, I received a Facebook message wishing me a Happy Hoo Hah Day. That’s how I knew it was time to start thinking about back-to-school.
When my siblings and I were teens, my brother invented Hoo Hah Day as a way to indulge while still sheltered by several weeks from summer’s last call on Labor Day. We observed by concocting a favorite beverage and running wild in the yard at night. Now as the mother of a 9-year-old, my first priority for back-to-school season is still to happily top off summer before we yield to practical preparations.
A rendering of the new playground that will be constructed next month in Hamilton Park in Hamilton Beach. The $40,000 project will be funded entirely by Resorts World Casino New York City, it was announced Monday.
Monica Corbett, president of the Pomonok Residents Association, points to rusted and corroded playground equipment at the housing complex in Flushing. It was installed in 1989 and has not been maintained since then.
A 40-year-old cold case murder of a Flushing teen in Bayside is being fired up anew by the NYPD.
Police are asking the public’s help in solving the murder of Leslie Zaret, 17, whose body was found on the PS 203 playground on Springfield Boulevard in Bayside on Aug. 17, 1974.
Flushing’s Pomonok Housing was once considered the crown jewel of the NYC Housing Authority, but some tarnish has accrued over decades of neglect, mismanagement and budget cuts, according to tenants.
Monica Corbett, president of the Pomonok Residents Association, guided elected officials through the development last Thursday to show them the unkempt grounds, flooded parking lot, broken doors and overall lack of maintenance.
An often-forgotten park on the shores of Jamaica Bay that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy is getting a fix up, thanks in part to a big donation from Resorts World Casino New York City.
The gaming facility, located about a mile away from the park, announced it will donate $40,000 to reconstructing the Hamilton Beach Playground in Hamilton Park. The playground, located on federal land between the A train subway tracks and Hawtree Creek, across from Charles Park, was devastated in Sandy and has not been repaired since.
The energetic version of “Godspell” being offered by St. Gregory’s Theatre Group is so of the moment, it’s hard to believe the show was written nearly 50 years ago.
Anyone who saw the original off-Broadway production would be hard-pressed to recognize it in its current rendering, which finds members of the cast tweeting and taking selfies on their cell phones and features references to Facebook, Donald Trump, Justin Bieber’s near deportation and Pop Tarts.
After pushback from area residents and community leaders, the FDNY has dropped a plan to relocate the spare and reserve fire engine fleet to 43rd Street in Sunnyside.
According to the original plans, the department wanted to use the site at 39-34 43 St. — a mostly residential area near a playground — as a warehouse and administrative building for the Bureau of Fleet Services.
This year on the evening of July 4, my neighborhood sounded like a war zone. The fireworks noise continued until 4 in the morning, shattering any hope of a restful night’s sleep. The fireworks used appear to be of a professional quality looking at the remains littered on the streets all over this area the next day.
When I called the 111th Police Precinct a few times on July 4 night over a period of several hours to complain, I was told not to tie up the phone line. That response was unacceptable. The sergeant who answered the phone made me feel like the police didn’t want to do their job, that the 111th Precinct was some type of country club, not to be disturbed. I was also told at one point to call 911. Why should I call the emergency number, when the precinct is just a few short blocks from my community? The people who were exploding these dangerous devices were breaking the law and the enforcement by the police at the precinct left much to be desired.
Our Police Department needs to be more vigilant in enforcing the law and more visible during July 4 night. They should be using the loud speakers that they have in many patrol vehicles to inform people who are blowing up these bombs that their behavior is illegal and that they are subject to arrest. I also wish that the police would have more of a presence at the Marie Curie playground by MS 158 (46th Avenue and 46th Road at 211th Street) at all times, because of the drug problem. The children who play there must be protected from this scourge.
The Fire Department should have been out as well on July 4 night. Luckily, we had rain earlier in the day. Otherwise, I am sure with the amount and intensity of fireworks going off, fires would have started and destroyed homes and property leading to injury and death of innocent people. Our pets also suffered during this blitzkrieg.
I understand from friends whom I have spoken to, that this problem was experienced all over. I don’t understand why people equate the celebration of our country’s birth with a need to explode dangerous devices all night long that could cause severe injury and damage. Let the professionals put on firework displays in safe areas that conclude at a reasonable hour.
Our elected officials should take note of this problem. It is imperative that they see that fireworks laws are enforced and that the solutions and strategies are established so that we can all enjoy the July 4 holiday without fear and trepidation. The media, as well, should pay more attention to this problem in their coverage and make this issue a page-one headline story.
PS 133 Principal Marianne Sheridan, with check to create a reading garden nearby.
Russell Simmons and LL Cool J came to Jamaica on Thursday to launch an initiative to stem youth violence in American cities.
Simmons, a Hollis native and a titan in the music and fashion industries, came to the Baisley Park Houses in Jamaica with the rap star and actor to announce the formation of RushCard’s Keep the Peace Initiative.
Students at PS 133 in Bellerose as well as residents of the surrounding community will have a reading garden in their future.
State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) announced Tuesday that he secured $250,000 in state funding for improvements to the Bellerose Playground, which is adjacent to PS 133.
The 110th Precinct pulled out all the stops for the Corona community during its Night Out Against Crime event in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Chinoso races around a small black track on his scooter making explosion sounds and pretending to save an imaginary world using his speed and heroic strength.
“Spiderman is cool because he’s part arachnid, but if I had to choose, I think I’d be Superman,” the 5-year-old said, cocking his head to and fro, considering his decision. “Yeah, I want to be super strong.”
The United States Tennis Association Eastern and City Parks Foundation teamed up for the Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge finals on July 12 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Queens players Ayako Minatodani, left, Justin Gonzales, Mehves Kocak, Peter Toshev, Aday Stamenova and Damian Bendersky, played the Prospect Park Team from Brooklyn, the Frederick Johnson Playground Team from Manhattan, the Crotona Park Team from the Bronx and the Silver Lake Park Team from Staten Island.