City cuts ribbon on $6.65M Queensbridge Park project, seawall reconstruction


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Daniel Avila/NYC Parks

The Long Island City waterfront has just received a much needed facelift.

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LIC ‘s Queensbridge Park gets $2.5 million for renovations


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Photo courtesy of Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer

A Long Island City park is getting much needed help to restore it back to being the jewel of western Queens. On Monday, August 26 Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer announced he secured $2.5 million in funding to fully renovate and restore the park house at Queensbridge Park. The Parks Department hopes to construct a new […]

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Queensbridge Park Seawall restoration breaks ground


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the NYC Parks Department

Local officials, community groups and residents gathered to break ground on the restoration and improvement of the Queensbridge Park Seawall last week. Along with reconstructing the seawall, the $6.65 million project will include a six-foot wide waterfront promenade with benches and plants as well as a small pier at the north end. “The much-anticipated repair […]

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Queensbridge Park Getting Facelift


By Queens Courier Staff

Plans and joint funding for the massive $1.4 million reconstruction of the drab Queensbridge Park, in Long Island City, were announced by Councilman Eric Gioia [D-Sunnyside] and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall. The soon-to-be upgraded park and playground will also clear up the park’s shabby East River waterfront to provide residents with attractive recreational and […]

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Queensbridge Park Seawall Gets Repair Funds


By Queens Courier Staff

Enormous cracks and gaping holes in the seawall separating the East River from Queensbridge Park are slated for repair, now that federal funds have been requested and City money has been appropriated to fix the waterfronts dangerously unstable bulkhead. A $100,000 study by the Army Corps of Engineers, which is included in a House Appropriations […]

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Ridgewood, Glendale German ancestry revealed in World Cup


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Photo courtesy of Gottscheer Hall

Most bars will be broadcasting the World Cup game this weekend but to celebrate it in true Deutsch fashion, Ridgewood and Glendale maintain a healthy group of German bars that harken back to the German ancestry of the area.

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Hunter’s Point South Park opens in Long Island City


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Talk about a view. Mayor Michael Bloomberg gathered with local elected officials, community members and residents on Wednesday to cut the ribbon on the new 5.5-acre Hunter’s Point South Park located on Center Boulevard in Long Island City. “Opening up more of our city’s waterfront for public enjoyment has been a top priority for this […]

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 97. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night: Clear. Low of 79. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: SummerStage -  Meli’sa Morgan/Fonda Rae/Alicia Myers/Marley Marl SummerStage, New York’s largest free performing arts festival, runs in Queens thru August […]

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Free outdoor summer events and activities in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Hip to Hip Theater Company

Zumba Under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay Every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., thru August 28 Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink, Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance which combines Latin and African dance steps. Yoga on the Beach Every Saturday, 8 a.m. – 9 […]

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Queens events for Labor Day Weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Queens Friday, August 31 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., Take in the 1965 classic, “Doctor Zhivago,” at the Museum of the Moving Image. Based on Boris Pasternak’s novel, this tale of a love triangle set against the Bolshevik Revolution is an astonishing feat, as emotionally involving as it is visually spectacular. Highlights include Freddie Young’s Oscar-winning […]

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Free concerts, performing arts events in Queens this summer


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SummerStage, New York’s largest free performing arts festival, runs in Queens from July 17 until August 9. It features musical performances, from pop and hip-hop to R&B and gospel music, as well as dance, theater film and family programming. For more festival information, visit www.SummerStage.org.   Tuesday July 17, 7:00 p.m. Queensbridge Park (concert) Chi-Lites / Felix Hernandez’s […]

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