Forest Park

Woodhaven QueensWay forum brings in new ideas
Woodhaven QueensWay forum brings in new ideas
South Maggie Hayes 12/11/2013 at 12:39PM

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 [...]

Board derails QueensWay funding
Board derails QueensWay funding
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 11/18/2013 at 4:55PM

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 [...]

Cops pull back some Forest Park patrols
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/15/2013 at 4:44PM

The NYPD is pulling back some of its police presence in Forest Park months after beefing up patrols following an August rape cops connected to five other sexual assaults in the park between March 2011 and this summer. Police decided to remove eight cop cars that were patrolling the area after there were no additional [...]

Op-Ed: Simple measures for park safety
News Op-Ed 9/10/2013 at 11:25AM

Late last week, the NYPD revealed that the suspect being sought in the late August attack of a 69-year old jogger in Forest Park is allegedly responsible for five previous attacks in and around the 538-acre park. Police presence has been increased with a temporary command center being set up at the intersection of Myrtle [...]

Forest Park rape suspect tied to five additional sexual assaults
Forest Park rape suspect tied to five additional sexual assaults
Police Cristabelle Tumola 9/05/2013 at 5:02PM

Police have connected the suspect wanted in a Forest Park rape last month to five more sexual assaults in the same area. The NYPD, which released a new sketch of the suspect Thursday, said the man allegedly attacked six different females, ranging from ages 13 to 69, between March 2011 and this August. The latest [...]

Cops seek suspect in Forest Park rape
Cops seek suspect in Forest Park rape
Police Queens Courier Staff 8/30/2013 at 4:15PM

Last updated Tuesday, September 3 Police are looking for the man they say tasered and pushed a woman to the ground before raping her in Forest Park. The attack happened around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 26 when the victim, a 69-year-old woman, while jogging through the park, was approached by the suspect. The victim was taken [...]

Art gives Queens students a voice
Art gives Queens students a voice
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 6/23/2013 at 10:39AM

Queens artists are blossoming in borough elementary schools. The LeAp public art program took two schools under its wing to help students make large-scale pieces and present them to the community. The works, by pupils from P.S. 9 and P.S. 75, took on current issues such as gun violence and global warming. They went on [...]

What to do this weekend in Queens
What to do this weekend in Queens
Entertainment Queens Courier Staff 6/14/2013 at 4:14PM

Saturday, June 15 Come get your hands dirty at the MillionTreesNYC Tree Care Workshop and Care Day and learn about the stewardship and care it takes to keep our city green. The workshop focuses on caring for and watering the 80,000 newly planted street trees around NYC and meets at the intersection of Putnam and [...]