City installs large storm box sewers in southeast Queens neighborhood to reduce flooding

After breaking ground in the community of Brookville in southeast Queens earlier this year marking the beginning of an $84 million infrastructure upgrade project, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced on Nov. 26 the installation of new storm box sewers to help alleviate flooding.  DEP Commissioner Vincent Sapienza joined with the […]

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Brand new skate park opens in Laurelton Playground with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Officials cut the ribbon on the brand new Laurelton Playground Skate Park and City Councilman Donovan Richards showed off some of his skateboard skills. “Every community deserves quality park space that provides residents with a diverse set of opportunities for exercise, relaxation and entertainment,” Richards said. “The new Laurelton Playground Skate Park will awaken and […]

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NYC Parks breaks ground on the Brookville Park entrance reconstruction project in Rosedale

More improvements are underway at Brookville Park in Rosedale. Just weeks after the city completed a $3.1 million makeover of the park that included upgrades to its tennis courts and picnic areas, NYC Parks returned to Southeast Queens and joined joined elected officials and community leaders to break ground on the reconstruction of the 147th […]

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Health Department targets southeastern Queens for West Nile-related pesticide treatment

The New York City Health Department is continuing its efforts to reduce the risk of West Nile virus with targeted pesticides spraying in sections of Brooklyn and Queens.  In response to the discovery of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus in Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island at the end of July, the Health Department will conduct […]

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NYC Parks celebrates $3.1 million renovation at Brookville Park in Rosedale

The city has completed a $3.1 million makeover at an oasis in southeast Queens. NYC Parks joined elected officials and community leaders Wednesday to cut the ribbon on six newly renovated tennis courts and a picnic area in Brookville Park along South Conduit Avenue in Rosedale. “Brookville Park offers everything from sports fields to biking […]

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