NYC Parks Department

Millions needed to save New York State Pavilion: Parks Department
Millions needed to save New York State Pavilion: Parks Department
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 11/20/2013 at 3:30PM

The city’s Parks Department presented plans this week for the crumbling but iconic New York State Pavilion. An option to tear down the deteriorating 1964-65 World’s Fair figure, which is in need of an inordinate amount of internal and external fixes, could cost $14 million. But a plan to restore the site could cost $73 [...]

Art project to transform space under 7 train
Art project to transform space under 7 train
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 5/20/2013 at 10:37AM

Darren Goins is taking his art to the street. In a joint project with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Astoria and Sunnyside, Long Island City artist Goins will present his work underneath the No. 7 train at a pedestrian plaza. The project, located at 46th Street and Queens [...]

Queensbridge Park Seawall restoration breaks ground
Queensbridge Park Seawall restoration breaks ground
West Queens Courier Staff 5/14/2013 at 9:19AM

Local officials, community groups and residents gathered to break ground on the restoration and improvement of the Queensbridge Park Seawall last week. Along with reconstructing the seawall, the $6.65 million project will include a six-foot wide waterfront promenade with benches and plants as well as a small pier at the north end. “The much-anticipated repair [...]

Op-Ed: Let’s not make a deal
News Op-Ed 4/13/2013 at 4:55PM

BY GEOFFREY CROFT In a recent op-ed (“A new alliance for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park,” March 10) Councilmember Julissa Ferreras argues for the need to create a new nonprofit alliance dedicated for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (FMCP). The alliance would collect money from the USTA and other businesses using the park and spend it exclusively on the park. Agreeing [...]

Flood-resistant buildings to be installed on Rockaway Beach
Flood-resistant buildings to be installed on Rockaway Beach
South Cristabelle Tumola 3/28/2013 at 9:07AM

This summer it will be safe to go back in the water. Improved beachfront structures that adhere to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) new flood elevation standards will be installed at Rockaway Beach by Memorial Day weekend, according to the New York City Parks Department. These modern-looking lifeguard stands, comfort stations and offices will [...]

More patrol officers coming to city parks
More patrol officers coming to city parks
Police Angy Altamirano 3/17/2013 at 11:47AM

Officials from the Parks Department announced it will be adding 81 new Parks Enforcement Patrol officers (PEP) to help prevent crime in greenspaces around the city. Parks Commissioner Veronica White and Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski made the announcement at the monthly meeting of the Astoria Civic Association. Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr., chair of [...]

Indicted former park administrator Estelle Cooper dies
Indicted former park administrator Estelle Cooper dies
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 12/31/2012 at 11:10AM

Estelle Cooper, the longtime administrator of Flushing  Meadows-Corona Park who was  alleged to have stolen $50,000 from an organization she  established, died on Saturday,  December 29. She was a 82.  Cooper, who was accused of  taking money from her conservatory group, Unisphere Inc.,  oversaw the borough’s largest  park for nearly two decades before stepping down in [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/26/2012 at 7:41AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 75. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 63. Winds from the WSW at 10 to [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/05/2012 at 7:53AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers, then thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 81. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 75. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 [...]