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July, 2018

Corona

Louis Simeone Park in Corona gets unveils $3M renovation

The city Department of Parks and Recreation cut the ribbon on a face-lift for Louis Simeone Park in Corona last week. Comment

June, 2018

Flushing

Mr. Eric’s Toddler Time set for Bowne Park return

Parents who take their children to Bowne Park Field House for entertainment at a beloved toddler program known as Mr. Eric, led by Eric Friedman, will resume in September after the city Department. of Parks and Recreation nearly terminated the program. Comments (2)

May, 2018

Corona

Community will clean up Corona park in time for World War I hero’s commemoration

Growing up in Corona, City Councilman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) made frequent visits to William F. Moore Park, a small triangular public space on the corner of 108th Street and 51st Avenue. The park is named for a Marine who grew up on the corner of 103rd Street and Corona Avenue and was the first young man from the neighborhood to die while fighting in World War I one hundred years ago. Comments (5)

April, 2018

Jackson Heights

Officials hold ground-breaking ceremony for Travers Park reconstruction in Jackson Heights

Generations of Jackson Heights residents have grown up in a neighborhood deprived of proper parkland, but now the city is working to change that. Comment
Rockaway Beach

Rockaway boardwalk reconstruction project wins national planning achievement award

The Rockaway Boardwalk’s Reconstruction Project has received a national planning achievement award. Comments (2)
Hunters Point

Free Wi-Fi coming to Gantry Plaza

Free Wi-Fi service is now available in Gantry Plaza State Park, the 12-acre oasis along the East River waterfront in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City, the state Parks Department announced last Friday. Comment
Queensbridge

Construction begins on new $6.25 million Queensbridge Park House

The extreme makeover of Queensbridge Park took another step forward last week with the ground-breaking for a new $6.25 million Park House that will replace an old dilapidated structure that stood unused for decades. Comment
Far Rockaway

Renovations to Far Rockaway’s Grassmere Playground complete

Grassmere Playground in Far Rockaway was one of five parks in the city Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver’s five borough relay ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. Comment

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