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Shots fired in South Ozone Park
Police Eric Jankiewicz 6/17/2014 at 1:09PM

Shots were fired Monday night in South Ozone Park’s Police Officer Edward Byrne Park, according to police.

Jogger tasered, sexually assaulted in Forest Park
Jogger tasered, sexually assaulted in Forest Park
Police Melissa Chan 3/31/2013 at 1:30PM

A woman was struck with a stun gun and then sexually assaulted Friday while jogging in a Queens park, police said. The 23-year-old victim was taken to the hospital for neck injuries after the March 29 attack in Forest Park at about 7:30 p.m. Police are looking for a white male suspect, who is between [...]

Fight for more park land in Maspeth
Fight for more park land in Maspeth
News Billy Rennison 6/22/2012 at 8:34AM

As the search for a new home for St. Saviour’s Church continues, officials are looking into turning the former site into a park — possibly through the use of Eminent Domain. A warehouse currently sits on a corner of the one-and-a-half acre plot in Maspeth, which is owned by Maspeth Development, while the rest of [...]

Jackson Heights to get more park space
Jackson Heights to get more park space
News Alexa Altman 6/20/2012 at 2:29PM

Officials and civic groups from Jackson Heights, a neighborhood parched for play space, have persuaded the city to purchase a school yard and turn it into a park. The Jackson Heights Green Alliance, along with the help of Councilmember Daniel Dromm and the Jackson Heights Beautification Group, acquired a 2,600-square-foot patch of asphalt from the [...]

Oakland Lake Park path to receive much-needed work
Oakland Lake Park path to receive much-needed work
News Liam La Guerre 5/21/2012 at 2:38PM

It took nearly two decades, but the makeover is almost complete. The Parks Department announced plans for a $1.6 million remodeling of the pathway around Oakland Lake Park at a recent Community Board 11 meeting, ending a 16-year initiative to revitalize the park and allowing locals to finally enjoy the wetland. “I’m very relieved,” said [...]

New park unveiled in Dutch Kills
New park unveiled in Dutch Kills
News Michael Pantelidis 4/05/2012 at 11:13AM

The city has reinvented “parking” in Dutch Kills. Elected officials united on April 4 to officially unveil a new park in the community, Dutch Kills Green at Queens Plaza – which was a former John F. Kennedy Airport commuter parking lot. The space, which is one-and-a-half acres large, extends along Queens Plaza North and Queens [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/21/2011: Former Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy dead
Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/21/2011: Former Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy dead
News Jay Lane 10/21/2011 at 2:21PM

Woman fatally stabbed, 2 teens injured in Rockaways The NYPD is investigating a stabbing spree in Queens in which a woman was killed and two teenage girls were injured. Police say the three were attacked on Beach 96th Street in the Rockaways. Police say the woman, 48-year-old Elizabeth Harris of Queens, suffered a stab wound [...]

You can name a Queens park
News Melissa Chan 10/21/2011 at 2:15PM

Now, you can name a piece of Queens. The New York City Economic Development Corp. is asking residents to dub the 1.5 acre open space at the eastern end of Queens Plaza in Long Island City. The contest is open to New York City residents. The winning name will be selected by city representatives and [...]

Residents and officials fight for Forest Park Carousel
Residents and officials fight for Forest Park Carousel
News Billy Rennison 10/19/2011 at 1:44PM

Local residents and officials hope to save the Forest Park Carousel from the glue factory. The Forest Park Carousel remains dark as the Parks Department has received no viable proposal from vendors to run the historic ride. The Parks Department said it will conduct “extensive outreach” to find a suitable vendor and plans to re-release [...]