The Desert Highway Band, a sextet whose music is largely a tribute to the classic rock group the Eagles, will be at the Bayside Historical Society’s annual outdoor concert this weekend on the sledding hill at Crocheron Park.
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.
The push for quicker Sandy recovery continues, and now the pressure is on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder requested Joe Martens, DEC Commissioner, and the agency expedite all “permits related to recovery projects in the Sandy-damaged communities of southern Queens” to “wherever possible.” “Our families are working […]
The City Council unanimously passed an amendment Thursday that would require the NYPD to submit to the Council crime reports for all city parks and playgrounds larger than one acre. Currently, crimes are only reported in the city’s 31 largest green spaces. The NYPD would also be required to post this data on the department’s […]
Here in the largest city in the country, crimes are only reported in 31 parks. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. wants to fix that problem. Vallone, chair of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee, held a hearing on November 22 in connection with his proposed law that would require the NYPD to submit to the Council […]
It’s a land-for-land deal. The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) has agreed to give up some of its rented land in exchange for the 0.68 acres the organization needs to expand the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Two pieces of land make up the 1.56 acres that USTA will give back to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, […]
Frank M. Charles Memorial Park is getting spruced up. With Sandy debris lingering nearly six months after the storm, Councilmember Eric Ulrich has partnered with the Doe Fund to help clean up the community park, which is run under the auspices of by Gateway National Recreation Area. Nine “men in blue” from the Doe Fund, […]
One Parks worker is dead and another is in custody after the two got into an argument, police said. Ezra Black, 31, was fatally stabbed once in the chest around 4 p.m. in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on Tuesday, September 4, after he got into a dispute with fellow Parks staffer Robert Swann. Police responded to […]