Dorothy Lewandowski

New Juniper Valley Park bocce courts met with skepticism
New Juniper Valley Park bocce courts met with skepticism
Southwest Eric Jankiewicz 7/23/2014 at 5:07PM

Juniper Valley Park’s three new bocce courts opened on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and talk of meatballs and spaghetti. But for the players, most of whom are older Italians, the new courts don’t meet their standards.

Pol: Trees at root of flooding problem
Pol: Trees at root of flooding problem
News Melissa Chan 8/23/2012 at 7:30AM

A local legislator lambasted the city for turning a blind eye to Queens homeowners tangled in sidewalk tree root problems. The roots, which stretch out underground and penetrate through residential main sewer and water lines at least once a year, cause basement flooding and constant sewage backup, said State Senator Tony Avella. But the city’s [...]

Western Queens will soon be more bike friendly
Western Queens will soon be more bike friendly
News Michael Pantelidis 5/11/2012 at 3:31PM

Residents will soon have a greener, healthier way to beat the traffic around western Queens. The Department of Parks and Recreation is currently constructing the Queens East River and North Shore Greenway, a 10.6-mile, urban, multi-use trail intended to provide access to the borough’s shoreline and improve commuting options for people beyond motorized vehicles. The [...]

A flourishing future for Queens parks
A flourishing future for Queens parks
Opinion Queens Courier Staff 1/13/2012 at 1:06PM

BY DOROTHY LEWANDOWSKI Under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Borough President Helen Marshall and all of our Queens elected officials, we are continuing to benefit from the largest period of park renovation and expansion since the 1930s. Over the past decade, almost half a billion dollars has been allocated for more than 600 upcoming and completed projects [...]