$1.2M to reconstruct park in Jamaica


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

The Parks Department broke ground this week to help clean up the park. Under the $1.2 million project, crews will remove invasive plants in the northern half of the park and replant with native ones that will help to combat the erosion of the area.

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Western Queens gets greener: park officials


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Photo by Valerie Medoff

Western Queens has gotten greener these past four years with a project that has planted more than 1,000 new trees — and the program will just keep growing.

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Fort Totten’s historic buildings in danger because of neglect


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

The historic Bayside park is home to several dilapidated and historic buildings that have been sitting vacant and in need of repair, according to the Bayside Historical Society. The oldest among these is the Willets Farmhouse, built in 1829, making it the oldest building in the area.

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Vacation benefit: reading an eclectic group of books


| vschneps@queenscourier.com

There are some people who say newspapers and books are dead, but the brilliant Mark Twain said, The rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated. So true for newspapers and books. There is something special about holding a book, feeling its silky pages and shiny covers and feeling a newspaper in your hands. The Kindle […]

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Conservancy group pushes local pols to fund meditation garden in Kissena Corridor Park


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Illustrations courtesy of the Kissena Corridor Park Conservancy

The Kissena Corridor Park Conservancy is trying to turn a section of the Flushing park that’s overgrown with weeds into a meditation garden. But a lack of money is keeping the group from attaining tranquility.

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Second Sunnyside pedestrian plaza officially opens


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Sunnyside residents will now have more room to get together and enjoy the outdoors.

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LIC, Jackson Heights highlighted in new ‘See Your City’ campaign


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Poster courtesy of NYC & Company

Two western Queens neighborhoods are part of a new campaign encouraging New Yorkers to stretch their legs and explore their own backyards.

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Queens Museum, Parks Dept. ask communities to redesign Flushing Meadows


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THE COURIER/Photo by Cristabelle Tumola

The Queens Museum and the Parks Department are asking members of communities around Flushing Meadows Corona Park to come up with ideas and solutions to make the green space more accessible to local communities.

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