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Long Island City dance company celebrates 15 years
Long Island City dance company celebrates 15 years
Entertainment Cristabelle Tumola 2/18/2013 at 2:21PM

Among the galleries, bars, restaurants and theatre spaces, there is one more thing that is bringing culture to LIC — dance. Celebrating its 15th season as a company, Dance Entropy came to Long Island City in 2005, creating its first permanent home at Green Space on 24th Street. To celebrate its anniversary, the nonprofit modern [...]

One day plaza met with mixed feelings
One day plaza met with mixed feelings
News Alexa Altman 8/30/2012 at 10:47AM

Walk this way, just for a day. On Saturday, August 25, the Department of Transportation (DOT) set up a temporary pedestrian plaza in Astoria, allowing residents to relax, stroll and sample their neighborhood with more open space, after locals expressed mixed feelings about the proposed piazza. DOT officials set up tables, chairs, umbrellas and planters [...]

Railway favored over greenway?
News Alexa Altman 1/06/2012 at 1:05PM

A plan for a greener Queens has met some opposition. The Institute for Rational Mobility, a non-profit group of transit advocates, disapproves of the construction of a greenway along three miles of abandoned railway stretching from Rego Park to Ozone Park. They feel the train tracks, which have remained idle for 50 years, would better [...]

QueensWay, three-mile park planned
QueensWay, three-mile park planned
News Alexa Altman 12/28/2011 at 12:29PM

Along an abandoned stretch of railway in Forest Hills, Travis Terry envisioned a park. His dream – open space, a bike trail, paths for pedestrians, trees and grass – is now in the early stages of coming true. Friends of the QueensWay, a group begun by Terry that advocates for the construction of a park [...]

New Playground at P.S. 173
Education & Kids Queens Courier Staff 12/07/2011 at 11:25AM

P.S. 173 unveiled a new playground at a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 20 at the school, located at 174-10 67th Avenue in Fresh Meadows. During the ceremony, students performed demonstrations of yoga, music and chess. The new playground, which took approximately 14 months to build, was designed as a “green space,” and it provides [...]