Ping-pong and volleyball courts to open under Triborough Bridge in Astoria next spring
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Ping-pong and volleyball enthusiasts will have a new place to play next spring when a lot underneath the Triborough Bridge in Astoria undergoes renovation. The improvements at Triborough Bridge Playground-A, located on 21st Street and Hoyt Avenue North, were announced in 2013 but the project was postponed for safety reasons. The site was being used as a […]

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Sidewalks near a Howard Beach school are dangerous, parents say
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Drop off and dismissal isn’t as safe as it used to be at P.S. 146 in Howard Beach, Queens. The sidewalk near the school’s main entrance on 99th Street has been seriously damaged, with pieces of the pathway missing or cracked, according to school officials. While some parts of the sidewalks have been replaced, much of […]

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WATCH: Documentary explores the history of mysterious New York State Pavilion
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Long Island teacher Matthew Silva turned his lifelong obsession with the New York State Pavilion into his first full-length documentary. “Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion” highlights the structure’s early beginnings from an ash dump run by the Brooklyn Ash Removal Company to the site of the 1964-65 World’s Fair. On March 19, the film will be […]

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Bag of human bones discovered inside public park in Hollis
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A Parks Department employee made a grisly discovery of what appeared to be human remains in a Hollis park on Thursday afternoon, cops said. According to police, the worker found a skull and other body parts inside of a bag at Peters Field Park, located on 183rd Place and Henderson Avenue, at 2:08 p.m., on Feb. […]

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Decades-long Astoria Park sewage leak in East River might prompt citywide review
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Updated Feb.10, 4:57 p.m Astoria residents were surprised last week to learn that sewage from Astoria Park bathrooms was being dumped into the East River for decades, and one politician wants to make sure this problem is not a regular occurrence. State Senator Michael Gianaris is calling on the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to conduct a citywide […]

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