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Ridgewood Reservoir reopens after renovations
Ridgewood Reservoir reopens after renovations
Southwest Liam La Guerre 10/15/2013 at 5:08PM

The Ridgewood Reservoir has been resurrected. A crowd of politicians, civic leaders and members of the community oversaw the reservoir’s grand opening on Tuesday, which heralded the completion of phase one of the site’s revitalization plan. The nearly $7 million renovation included construction of new fencing, lighting, repaving of pathways and the addition of a [...]

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. [...]

Restorations means Rockaway’s rocking
News Terence M. Cullen 8/14/2012 at 4:24PM

Rockaway is rocking its way to a promising destination for beachgoers. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe ceremoniously cut the ribbon on Monday, August 6, at the completed $30 million restoration of areas of eastern Rockaway beach. The restoration included a 15,700-square-foot skateboard park, handball and basketball courts, playgrounds, climbing wall, performance space, [...]

A flourishing future for Queens parks
A flourishing future for Queens parks
Opinion Queens Courier Staff 1/13/2012 at 1:06PM

BY DOROTHY LEWANDOWSKI Under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Borough President Helen Marshall and all of our Queens elected officials, we are continuing to benefit from the largest period of park renovation and expansion since the 1930s. Over the past decade, almost half a billion dollars has been allocated for more than 600 upcoming and completed projects [...]

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 [...]