The Center for Architecture will be hosting the exhibit “QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm” and the competition, which occurred earlier this year, was held by The Emerging New York Architects committee of the American Institute of Architecture.
The Friends of the QueensWay and Trust for Public Land just released preliminary design concepts that will be presented as part of upcoming community workshops involving the proposed high line-style green space.
New ideas are flowing in for the abandoned Rockaway Beach rail line. The Woodhaven Residents Block Assocation (WRBA) hosted what attendees are calling the truest, open public forum held thus far regarding the QueensWay and Rockaway Beach line. Advocates for the proposed 3.5-mile QueensWay park along the abandoned rail line addressed those with reservations about […]
ASSEMBLYMEMBER MIKE MILLER I want to take a moment to address the QueensWay project, a proposed public greenway that will transform the Long Island Rail Road Rockaway Beach Branch, which was abandoned over 50 years ago. Specifically, the former railroad extends 3.5 miles from Rego Park and Forest Hills down to Ozone Park. This proposed […]
Community Board 9 has taken QueensWay funding out of its budget. At its November meeting, the board voted 30-13 and concluded that its capital budget should not prioritize the proposal, which would convert a 3.5-mile former Rockaway Beach LIRR line into a public greenway. Late last year, Governor Andrew Cuomo awarded $467,000 to study the […]
Over three miles of abandoned railway could become the much-debated, yet eagerly anticipated, QueensWay Park for the borough. The nonprofit Trust for Public Land introduced a design team on Tuesday, August 20 set to study the 3.5-mile greenway that was once the Rockaway Beach LIRR line, running from Rego Park to Ozone Park. If approved […]
Because of a state-secured grant, the much debated Queensway project is one step closer to getting off the ground. The Trust for Park Land has received $467,000 from Governor Andrew Cuomo to study the feasibility of a three-and-a-half mile greenway on what once was the Rockaway Beach LIRR line. This study would look at the […]
As the fate of the land that was once the Rockaway Beach rail line remains uncertain, residents of the area are divided between a nature walkway and revival of the LIRR. At a public forum on Saturday, September 30, hosted by the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, there were advocates for the QueensWay — the proposed […]
Along an abandoned stretch of railway in Forest Hills, Travis Terry envisioned a park. His dream – open space, a bike trail, paths for pedestrians, trees and grass – is now in the early stages of coming true. Friends of the QueensWay, a group begun by Terry that advocates for the construction of a park […]
The demonstration, which was put together by the Queens Public Transit Committee, took place at the intersection of Queens Boulevard and Woodhaven Boulevard, where supporters for the rail line held up signs and showed others why they believe the restoration of the rail line is in the best interest of residents in Queens.