Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski

Bowne House restoration breaks ground
Bowne House restoration breaks ground
Northeast Melissa Chan 7/02/2013 at 9:15AM

Officials broke ground last week on a $3.2 million project to preserve a historic Flushing gem. A 17th century symbol of religious freedom, the Bowne House will get a new roof, gutters, pipes, wood wall shingles and steel columns, among other exterior restorations. “The Bowne House helped to shape our history and now it is [...]

Flushing Meadows gets new volleyball courts
Flushing Meadows gets new volleyball courts
Top Stories Melissa Chan 6/25/2013 at 3:44PM

The largest park in Queens now has five new volleyball courts thanks to an assist from the borough president. “Who would have thought that Flushing Meadows, once a swamp and an ash dump, is now a flagship park in Queens,” said Borough President Helen Marshall, who paid for the $450,000 project with capital discretionary funding. [...]

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 [...]

Parks Department finds new operator for Patrizia’s of Bayside
Parks Department finds new operator for Patrizia’s of Bayside
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/13/2013 at 7:15PM

Patrizia’s of Bayside, the former site of Caffe on the Green and Valentino’s on the Green, has found a new operator, according to Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski. “We are very excited that a new concessionaire will be operating the former Valentino’s on the Green and look forward to the reopening,” said Lewandowski. The new [...]

Astoria Park pool to become performance space
Astoria Park pool to become performance space
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 2/26/2013 at 8:38AM

With its local arts community booming, the Astoria Park pool will now take a dive into becoming the first outdoor performance space in the neighborhood. “Artists in Astoria will finally have a fitting performance space,” said Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., a musician himself who is glad the plan is finally moving forward and has provided [...]

Astoria pool set for rebirth
Astoria pool set for rebirth
News Steve Mosco 12/07/2011 at 11:48AM

Elected officials are diving right in to a project to repurpose a long-neglected pool in Astoria Park. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. and Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski announced plans to convert the dive pool at Astoria Park into an outdoor performance space, the first of its kind in the neighborhood. “I’m especially proud to work [...]