Gaming tables, water fountains coming to Astoria Park along with other improvements in western Queens
Photo: Astoria Park Alliance

We won’t know the results of the presidential primaries in New York for several hours, but the results of another election have been announced. Residents in neighborhoods such as Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside cast their votes for several projects in the participatory budgeting process from March 26 through April 3. Councilmen Costa Constantinides and […]

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Big funds from borough president will help build a gym for autistic kids in Howard Beach
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In advance of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced that she’s allocating $1 million in discretionary capital funds toward the construction of a new gym for autistic individuals in Howard Beach. The 3,800-square-foot Center for Physical Achievement gymnasium and fitness space will provide a space of social interaction and an organized play environment […]

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Participatory budgeting kicks off this weekend for Northeast Queens
Photo courtesy of Gregg Sullivan

Residents in the 19th City Council District will get to choose how they want to spend that money for the second year in a row. Nearly $1 million in city funds allocated this year for potential projects such as bus stop countdown clocks, police cameras and public school upgrades will be decided this coming weekend by residents […]

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Pine Lake Park Bungalow Colony: A Summertime Slam Dunk in Westchester
Queens getaway Pine Lake Park

Located in Cortlandt Manor, Pine Lake Park is an affordable summer retreat, a mere stone’s throw from Queens. It’s a vibrant, bucolic place, where people from diverse backgrounds play tennis, fish, hike and bike from May to October each year. The 65-unit, 50-acre summer community is situated around a well-maintained lake, and while it’s less […]

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You decide which Queens community projects will receive $1M in participatory budgeting
Photo via Twitter/@ElizCrowleyNYC

Who wants to spend a million in Queens? The ballot with 30th Council District community projects to potentially get funded with $1 million from the participatory budget is now finalized, so voters can see exactly how much money the projects will cost and what each project will consist of. Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley has released a “voter guide” for […]

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