Fort Totten

Beat the heat at free outdoor pools in Queens
Beat the heat at free outdoor pools in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 6/22/2013 at 11:34AM

Instead of sitting in air conditioning, try cooling off in one of the borough’s free outdoor pools starting Thursday, June 27. All locations are open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (with a break for cleaning between 3 and 4 p.m.). Astoria Park 19th Street and 23rd Drive Olympic-sized Pool Fisher Pool 99th Street and 32nd Avenue [...]

MTA cancels plans to re-route northeast Queens buses
MTA cancels plans to re-route northeast Queens buses
Northeast Melissa Chan 6/12/2013 at 2:15PM

Construction at Little Bay Park will no longer affect local bus routes, officials said. The MTA had plans last month to re-route buses traveling from Fort Totten to Flushing for a year due to ongoing joint projects at the park. Work from building a comfort station, expanding the parking lot and repaving the bus turnaround [...]

Center for the Women of NY returns to Fort Totten
News Melissa Chan 4/05/2013 at 11:44AM

A women’s resource center has been given the green light to come back to Bayside. The Center for the Women of New York (CWNY) received approval and funding from the state’s Dormitory Authority to go through with a project to renovate the exterior of a historic Fort Totten building and refurbish its first floor. The [...]

Star of Queens: Paul Di Benedetto, president, Bayside Historical Society
Star of Queens: Paul Di Benedetto, president, Bayside Historical Society
News Queens Courier Staff 4/01/2013 at 9:08AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY COMMUNITY INVOLVMENT: As president of the Bayside Historical Society, Paul Di Benedetto heads the board of directors and helps to define its mission. The group, formed in 1964, works to archive and preserve Bayside’s history by maintaining those properties that have already been landmarked, as well as working to landmark other sites [...]

What to do this weekend in Queens
News Alexa Altman 1/04/2013 at 6:22PM

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5 Starting at 9 a.m., Church on the  Hill, located at 167-07 35th Avenue, Flushing, will be holding an auction. Items will include collectibles, artwork,  jewelry, antiques, furs, furniture, household items, linens, new and vintage items and more. Door prizes,  lunch, refreshments and take-out will  also be available. Admission is free. For more information, [...]

Army gives preview of what’s in store for recruits
Sports Liam La Guerre 11/08/2012 at 7:15AM

Fort Totten hosted Army skills training for new recruits on Saturday, October 27, putting about 300 future soldiers to the test before they set off for basic training later this year. The U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion of New York City also invited members of the media to attend and participate in the training exercise. The [...]

Army reserve officer, boxer fights for a cause
Army reserve officer, boxer fights for a cause
News Terence M. Cullen 9/24/2012 at 4:32PM

As Army Reserve Captain Boyd “The Rainmaker” Melson walked toward the ring, there was probably only one thing on his mind. The middleweight pro boxer was laser-focused on his impending match against Yolexcy Leiva at Resorts World Casino New York City. During the first five rounds of the Brooklyn-born, West Point graduate’s bout against Leiva, [...]

Army pays tribute at Fort Totten to those lost
Army pays tribute at Fort Totten to those lost
News Philip Hertling 9/11/2012 at 11:53AM

They gathered to pay tribute to those who stood — and fell — defending our freedom. Soldiers of the United States Army Reserve gathered at Fort Totten’s annual September 11 memorial on Saturday morning, September 8, to remember six first responders lost in the terror attacks. “Those of us who wear the uniform, for generations, [...]

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 [...]