VIDEO & PHOTOS: George Clinton gets funky at Queensbridge Park performance


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

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.

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George Clinton to perform as part of free summer festival at Queensbridge Park


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Photos courtesy of City Parks Foundation

SummerStage, the city’s largest performing arts festival, is marking its 30th anniversary with six-day mini festivals at eight local parks, including one on the Long Island City waterfront.

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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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Queens-based Nepali soccer team raises over $4K for earthquake relief


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Photo courtesy of the New York Nepalese Football Club

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.

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Lauryn Hill to perform at Louis Armstrong festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park


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Photo via Greg Chow/Flickr Creative Commons

Grammy-winning and top-charting singer Lauryn Hill is scheduled to headline the second annual Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday, June 20.

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Improvements underway at Jamaica’s Rufus King Park


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NYC Parks/photo by Malcolm Pinckney

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.

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Participatory budget projects announced in districts 19 and 23


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

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.

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NYPD’s first deputy commissioner honored at Black History Month celebration


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy the office of Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer

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.

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