Springfield Gardens honors MLK Day with park cleanup
Photo courtesy of state Senator James Sanders Jr.

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Led by a local lawmaker, volunteers in Springfield Gardens spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day in service to the community by sprucing up an area park. In Dr. King’s spirit of community coalition-building, state Senator James Sanders Jr. joined 74 volunteers and the Parks Department to clean up the Idlewild Park Preserve […]

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Katz: Lack of local input dooms Flushing Meadows concerts (for now)
Photo via Wikimedia Commons

They should have asked Queens residents what they wanted. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz charged on Thursday that the city’s rejection of proposed for-profit music festivals at Flushing Meadows Corona Park stemmed from a failure of concert organizers to come to Queens communities, make their case and hear the residents’ input. Speaking to members of local media […]

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Grodenchik talks affordable housing plans at CB 8 meeting
Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of City Planning

BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI New City Councilman Barry Grodenchik visited Community Board 8 members at the advisory body’s Wednesday meeting in Hillcrest and spoke about two citywide affordable housing proposals that will soon come before the City Council for a vote. Grodenchik acknowledged the overwhelming dissent expressed throughout the borough toward Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed citywide […]

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City may put LIC’s Socrates Sculpture Park on the map
Photo courtesy of the Parks Department

Socrates Sculpture Park, a 30-year-old outdoor museum and park in Long Island City, may soon be considered official parkland and added to city maps. The park is owned by the city but maintained and operated by Socrates Sculpture Park through a licensing agreement. The city wants to officially map the parkland to secure it as open space and make sure that […]

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Maspeth residents still split over new Principe Park renderings
RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

It seems difficult to please anyone regarding proposed renovations to a Maspeth park. After community members were undecided on the Parks Department’s first set of renderings for the $5.7 million redesign of the ballfields at Maspeth’s Frank Principe Park, a second group of renderings was presented during Community Board 5’s (CB 5) Parks Committee meeting at Maspeth Town […]

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