Elmhurst Park opened to much fanfare in June 2011, with Mayor Bloomberg himself showing up to cut the ribbon on the six acres that once housed the Elmhurst gas tanks famed in song, story and morning drive-time radio traffic reports.
But eight months later, some residents are questioning why they still are using portable toilets while the $2.3 million restroom building remains under construction at the park’s north end — and just why it is costing $2.3 million.
A party hijacked
It’s not a part of MoMA PS1’s “September 11” exhibit, but it feels like it could be.
Three video screens as big as walls in a large, darkened room project grainy images of a crowd at a hardcore punk show.
The fourth and final suspect in what authorities have called a homegrown terrorism plot to detonate fuel conduits leading into Kennedy Airport surrendered to police in Trinidad, after a friend refused to shelter the fugitive at his home.
Fed up with the proliferation of illegal posters advertising miracle diets and get-rich-quick schemes along the main traffic arteries of Queens Village and Bellerose, two civic leaders have decided to take matters into their own hands.