Forest Park

Man found dead in Forest Park
Man found dead in Forest Park
Police Billy Rennison 11/15/2012 at 4:24PM

A man was discovered dead in a Forest Park parking lot early this morning with cuts to his wrists and arms. The man, who has not been identified, was found in the parking lot next to the George Seuffert Bandshell at 4:30 a.m and declared dead at the scene. According to reports, a Parks Department found [...]

What to do with the kids this weekend
Happenings Cristabelle Tumola 9/08/2012 at 9:01AM

QUEENS Saturday, September 8 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., This first-ever LIC Block Party will feature artist-led activity tents, a stage with live music, interactive performances and a community-built, large-scale temporary sculpture. Guests will also find the Artist Market with a selection of the best affordable and functional art and objects and a family-friendly food [...]

Police search for sexual assault suspect in Forest Park
Police search for sexual assault suspect in Forest Park
News Billy Rennison 8/24/2012 at 3:46PM

Police are searching for a man wanted for forcibly touching a woman in Forest Park this week. On Wednesday, August 15, a woman was approached by the victim in Forest Park who proceeded to push her to the ground and forcibly touch her, law enforcement said. Police described the suspect as a white male between [...]

Day trips in and around Queens
Day trips in and around Queens
Entertainment Cristabelle Tumola 8/23/2012 at 6:19PM

QUEENS Forest Park Myrtle Avenue, Union Turnpike, Park Lane South between Brooklyn-Queens County Line and Park Lane This large park has 165 acres of trees, a golf course,  riding trails, historic carousel and more. Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria Learn all about the magic of film at the country’s only museum [...]

Free summer activities in Queens parks
Free summer activities in Queens parks
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/31/2012 at 9:09AM

In addition to outdoor movies and SummerStage performing arts events, the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation offers other free activities in Queens parks this summer. July 30 Fort Totten Park Fit Walk (Step Out) 9:00 a.m. “Join us for a free fitness walking program for adults at Fort Totten Park!” Mommy, Music, & Me 10:30 a.m.–11:30 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/20/2012 at 10:47AM

Heat Advisory In Effect For City Today New Yorkers will be trying hard to stay cool during the next few days as a brief heat wave makes its way into the five boroughs and beyond. A heat advisory takes effect today at noon. City beaches are open, but visitors should remember to only swim when [...]

Finally! Forest Park Carousel reopens
Finally! Forest Park Carousel reopens
News Billy Rennison 5/30/2012 at 8:43AM

After nearly four years, children — and adults — were able to rush the Forest Park Carousel, choose their favorite horse and take a spin on the historic ride. The Forest Park Carousel, shuttered since 2008, held its grand reopening on Saturday, May 26, with hundreds of visitors turning out for the sun-filled event. More [...]

As the carousel turns: A history of the Forest Park Carousel
As the carousel turns: A history of the Forest Park Carousel
News Billy Rennison 5/25/2012 at 2:31PM

When the Forest Park Carousel stopped spinning in 2008, it nevertheless continued its merry-go-round cycle that had become all too familiar over its history. For decades, the carousel stood continuously in Forest Park as one of the many jewels of the 543-acre greenspace with locals and visitors flocking to the attraction each spring and summer. “My [...]

The Forest Park Carousel rides again
The Forest Park Carousel rides again
News Billy Rennison 5/24/2012 at 2:16PM

After nearly four years, children — and adults — were able to rush the Forest Park Carousel, choose their favorite horse and take a spin on the historic ride. The Forest Park Carousel, shuttered since 2008, hosted St. John Evangelical Lutheran School students, politicians and civic leaders who fought to save the carousel to enjoy [...]

Forest Park Carousel gets new operator; will soon reopen
Forest Park Carousel gets new operator; will soon reopen
News Billy Rennison 5/04/2012 at 4:01PM

After three dormant years, the Forest Park Carousel will spin once again. The Parks Department has selected an operator — New York Carousel Entertainment — for the famed ride. Though final terms of the licensing agreement have not yet been finalized, the company has a work permit to begin cleaning and conducting necessary maintenance work [...]