Juniper Valley Park

Middle Village-based Gottschee Soccer Club needs room to play
Middle Village-based Gottschee Soccer Club needs room to play
News Liam La Guerre 9/28/2013 at 11:22AM

The legendary Middle Village-based Blau Weiss Gottschee Soccer Club is so popular it’s literally outgrown the borough. The soccer club, which remains one of the shining examples of high-level urban athletic competition, has so many players that it utilizes a scattered combination of public fields across the city and has gotten to a point where [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/09/2013 at 7:15AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 95. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of [...]

Cyclists take part in sixth annual Tour de Queens
Cyclists take part in sixth annual Tour de Queens
News Liam La Guerre 7/08/2013 at 3:36PM

After completing the Five Boro Bike Tour last year, Astoria resident Jennifer Chakrabarti wanted to do a bike ride with her nine-year-old son Bhaskar. The family-friendly sixth annual Tour de Queens on July 7 fit the bill. This year, it began in Chakrabarti’s “backyard” at Astoria Park. “I like that it’s a slow-paced so that [...]

Middle Village event fights cancer, one lap at a time
Middle Village event fights cancer, one lap at a time
Southwest Liam La Guerre 6/25/2013 at 1:57PM

In 1994, just a few days after his 19th birthday, Darren Alloggiamento was diagnosed with cancer. Doctors discovered a brain tumor after he complained of a headache. “I was so nervous and depressed,” Alloggiamento recalled. He underwent successful surgery to remove the tumor a few weeks later. That year, the Queens native attended game seven [...]

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 [...]

City green spaces to get more staff
City green spaces to get more staff
News Maggie Hayes 4/23/2013 at 3:52PM

Juniper Valley Park is just one green space in the borough that will soon get more supervision. The City’s Parks Department is significantly increasing its staff to include 81 new Parks Enforcement Patrol (PEP) officers who will protect park rules and assets in Queens and the rest of the city. The new hires will also [...]