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Jackson Heights park renamed after young advocate gone too soon
Jackson Heights park renamed after young advocate gone too soon
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 9/24/2013 at 3:17PM

Although he was taken at a young age, Rory Staunton’s dedication, integrity and innocence will continue to live on through a park he fought to save. Family, friends, students, local elected officials and Parks Department representatives gathered on Monday in Jackson Heights to unveil the renaming of the acquired Parks Department athletic field at the [...]

Jackson Heights park to be renamed in tribute to beloved student
Jackson Heights park to be renamed in tribute to beloved student
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 4/29/2013 at 9:05AM

Those who knew Rory Staunton say it would be a fitting tribute. The newly-acquired Parks Department property at the Garden School athletic field in Jackson Heights may soon bear his name. The 12-year-old lost his life last April due to sepsis poisoning after falling while playing basketball in his school’s gym. What doctors believed to [...]

Jackson Heights to get new park space
Jackson Heights to get new park space
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 3/01/2013 at 10:36AM

Just in time for spring, Jackson Heights residents have been given new park space to enjoy. Last March, the city announced its purchase of the athletic field at the Garden School, a private learning facility, which, combined with Travers Park, located across the street from the school, will offer the community a larger recreational space. [...]

Debate League comes to Queens
Debate League comes to Queens
News Michael Pantelidis 4/24/2012 at 1:11PM

Around 300 students, parents and teachers from across the city gathered at the Garden School in Jackson Heights this past weekend to watch lively middle school students debate a range of topics during the Metropolitan Debate League’s most recent competition. The debate league, which draws participating teams from all types of schools in the Metropolitan [...]

Garden school lot to become green space
Garden school lot to become green space
News Michael Pantelidis 3/27/2012 at 5:46PM

Jackson Heights recently received the best medicine to cure its congestion – open space. The city announced its long-awaited purchase of the Garden School’s athletic field on March 21, providing the community – which has one of the worst ratios of persons-to-park-space in the five boroughs – with much needed recreational room. “This is a [...]

Jackson Heights schoolyard is 200th to become playground
Jackson Heights schoolyard is 200th to become playground
News Michael Pantelidis 12/07/2011 at 1:29PM

One of the city’s most congested communities is getting a little extra room to breathe. Schoolyards at P.S. 69 and I.S. 145 in Jackson Heights are being transformed into student-designed playgrounds that will be open to the public on weekdays after school until dusk and on weekends from 8 a.m. to dusk. The renovations aim [...]