About a thousand people flocked to the Long Island City waterfront park, located along Vernon Boulevard, to catch George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic during a free performance as part of SummerStage’s 30th anniversary summer festival.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Soccer teams from near and far put on their cleats this weekend to raise money to help rebuild a school that was destroyed after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal last month, leaving more than 7,000 people dead.
The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s 13th annual Queens Taste festival drew attendees from the whole city Tuesday to sample some of the borough’s most diverse and delectable dishes and drinks.
The Parks Department along with local elected officials ceremonially broke ground Monday on a $2.2 million renovation of Rufus King Park located in an area bounded by Jamaica and 89th avenues between 150th and 153rd streets.
Councilmen in northeast Queens announced the winning projects to be funded with their participatory budgeting allowances, a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.
Members of the NYPD, including First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker, and local community leaders were honored for all their achievements during an annual Black History Month celebration in Long Island City.