MAJOR FUN ALERT: Dive into these top 10 outdoor pools in Queens this summer!
Image: Bay Benjamin

If you’re sick of sizzling in the summer sun, why resist taking a dip in a cool and cleanly pool? Skip out on the sand and dive head first into some of the best outdoor pools in Queens. Five Freebies The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation offers free outdoor pools that are set to open […]

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The long-awaited Queens Vietnam Veterans memorial is finally coming to Elmhurst Park
Photo courtesy of NYC Parks Department

It took nearly a decade, but a memorial to Queens’ Vietnam War veterans will become a reality at last. During this morning’s Memorial Day observance at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens, Borough President Melinda Katz announced that the Queens Vietnam Veterans Memorial project is fully funded and ready to move forward. The monument will be […]

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Flushing Meadows Corona Park is getting upgrades as part of $40 million city program
Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons/ Modesto del Río

The largest park in Queens has just been awarded a portion of the $40 million the Parks Department will pump into the city’s green spaces. Flushing Meadows Corona Park was chosen by city residents as one of eight parks to receive improvements as part of the Parks Without Borders program. According to the Parks Department […]

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Could Flushing Meadows Corona Park become the next festival destination? Big players are fighting over it, while city lacks official policy
Photo: official Coachella website

Last year, the organizers of popular California music festival Coachella announced plans to create a similar event at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Their application was denied, but Goldenvoice, the concert arm of AEGLive, expressed their intent to make the event, titled Panorama Festival, a reality in the summer of 2017. Goldenvoice began the conversation with city officials in […]

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A Ridgewood playground is finally getting closer to seeing much-needed upgrades
QNS/Photos by Anthony Giudice

Rosemary’s Playground, located next to I.S. 93 in Ridgewood, had not seen a major investment in nearly two decades, leaving the park in less than favorable condition. Now, with the help of the newly formed ground Friends of Rosemary’s Playground, it is on the Parks Department’s radar for funding to make those improvements, including cleaning […]

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