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 […]

Vallone Pushes Astoria Skating Rink

Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) recently wrote a letter to Parks Dept. Commissioner Veronica White, proposing an ice skating rink at the Astoria Park pool site, similar to the one recently opened at the McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn. Vallone said he believes the two parks share many similarities, and with appropriate adjustments the same […]

Parks Dept. Considers NY State Pavilion Plans

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer In the near future, the City will decide what to do with a part of Queens’ history. Although the New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows Corona Park is one of the few structures remaining from the 1964-65 World’s Fair, it has been viewed for decades as a crumbling ruin. […]

Queens Park Groups Recognized At Conf.

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The second annual Partnerships for Parks Conference will take place on Nov. 16, where two Queens park volunteer groups, among others, will be awarded for their dedication to enacting change in neighborhood parks. The Briarwood Action Network and the Woodside Neighborhood Association are the recipients from Queens to receive the […]