The Parks Department closed Oakland Lake Park in Bayside last week to begin a huge one-year construction project. The project will include the installation of stone swales (similar to bioswales), cleaning the drainage system and planting new native wetland plants, according to the Parks Department.
A man was found floating in Oakland Lake on Sunday morning by a man out fishing, according to reports. The Asian man was pulled from the Alley Pond Park Lake after the fisherman called for help, reports said. The deceased man was wearing dark pants and a light-color shirt and looked as if he was in […]
It took nearly two decades, but the makeover is almost complete. The Parks Department announced plans for a $1.6 million remodeling of the pathway around Oakland Lake Park at a recent Community Board 11 meeting, ending a 16-year initiative to revitalize the park and allowing locals to finally enjoy the wetland. “I’m very relieved,” said […]
Oakland Lake Park’s rejuvenation is finally complete courtesy of the $2.5 million dollar Department of Environmental Protection Bluebelt program. The nationally acclaimed program which has been treating storm water runoff in Staten Island since the late 1980s manages to prevent the erosion that storm water causes while simultaneously allowing them to perform their task of […]
The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (DOPR) has picked the winning photos for its exhibit “A Salute to Queens Parks,” and the Grand Prize photo depicts Oakland Lake in Bayside. Grand prize winner Spiro Fourniotis, 37, of Bayside, said he “felt fantastic” when he learned he’d won. “I’ve lived in Queens my […]
The Douglaston pedestrian plaza has opened to the public. The completion of the project, near the LIRR station on 41st Avenue, was marked by a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday with Councilman Paul Vallone and the Douglaston Local Development Corporation (LDC).
The long chapter of devastation is coming to an end for the Peninsula library in Rockaway Beach. The building on Beach 92nd Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard was “the hardest hit” library in the borough by Hurricane Sandy, according to a Queens Library spokeswoman, and has yet to reopen after nearly two years.
QC biz forum breakfast New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli will be the keynote speaker at a free business forum breakfast at Queens College (QC) on Friday, June 4, at 8 a.m. in the fourth floor ballroom of QC’s Student Union. DiNapoli will discuss the outlook of the state budget and New York’s business […]
Two weeks ago, former City Councilmember Tony Avella formally announced he was running for State Senate against Senator Frank Padavan. Avella left the City Council last year to run an unsuccessful race against Comptroller William Thompson in the Democratic mayoral primary. Padavan has a legendary reputation for providing stellar constituent services via his district office […]
At 8 p.m. Queens Theatre in the Park: An Evening with Lucie Arnaz, in the Claire Shulman Playhouse Main Stage Theatre; the Golden Globe-nominated Broadway, stage and film veteran is the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz; she performs a unique blend of standards and nostalgia. Tickets are $37; $31 Multi-Show Discount; $35 Senior […]
Jose Peralta’s win in the closely watched special election this week for the State Senate seat vacated by the expulsion of Hiram Monserrate is another example of the importance of the backing of the Queens Democratic Party in an overwhelmingly Democratic district. The election went on as scheduled following an appeals court ruling upholding the […]