Film Explores Religious Ritual At Jamaica Bay

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer An ongoing documentary shoot about Jamaica Bay unearthed another story that was also converted to a movie. The filmmakers of the in-progress documentary about Jamaica Bay will premier a short film, called “The Divine Waters of Jamaica Bay” about the Indo-Caribbean community and how it uses the bay for religious […]

Pavilion In 3D: Scan To Aid Preservation Efforts

Pavilion In 3D: Scan To Aid Preservation Efforts

Dr. Lori Walters of the University of Central Florida sets up the 3D scanner to create a data map of the New York State Pavilion. Photo by Joe Marvilli BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The New York State Pavilion is getting a virtual lease on life, thanks to a three-dimensional scan. The University of Central […]

Improved Dog Run Will Come To Doughboy Park

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The dog run at Doughboy Park in Woodside is in need of an upgrade. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) recently toured Doughboy Park’s dog run to discuss long term improvements with local residents, representatives from the Parks Dept., School Construction Authority and Woodside on the Move, a grassroots community organization. […]

BP Katz Tours Pavilion Site

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Borough President Melinda Katz took a tour of the New York State Pavilion, joining community leaders and elected officials to find a solution for the decaying structure. The tour was the latest step in a process that started in November. This year’s 50th anniversary of the historic site’s construction led […]

DOE Concerned With PS 143’s Overcrowding

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Parents, teachers and students continue to struggle with the overcrowding at schools in District 24, more specifically at PS 143 in Corona. The Louis Armstrong School is meant for about 1,000 students but it has more than 1,800 students enrolled. After being in correspondence with State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East […]