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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. [...]

Christmas tree collection to begin today
News Billy Rennison 1/02/2013 at 9:55AM

The presents have been opened, the stockings unstuffed and the time is coming to take down the decorations and dispose of your Christmas tree. Beginning Wednesday, January 2, the Department of Sanitation will collect the Christmas trees that have been placed curbside.  All trees should be removed of tinsel, lights, ornaments and stands. The program [...]

Proposal to close Jackson Heights street for food fair
Proposal to close Jackson Heights street for food fair
News Michael Pantelidis 1/18/2012 at 1:10PM

A local farmers market is promoting a fresh idea for Jackson Heights — converting a serene street into a bustling bazaar. GrowNYC’s Greenmarket, which is the only year-round farmers market in Queens, will present a proposal to Community Board (CB) 3 on January 19, hoping the Jackson Heights community supports the closing of 78th Street [...]

Christmas Tree Collection to Begin January 3
News Billy Rennison 12/30/2011 at 12:57PM

After the presents have been unwrapped, the stockings unstuffed and the new year has passed, comes the time to take down the decorations and discard the Christmas tree. Beginning Tuesday, January 3, the Department of Sanitation will collect the curbside Christmas trees that should be removed of tinsel, lights, ornaments and stands.  The program will [...]

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 [...]