Help Students Petition for Pedestrian and Bike Lanes on the Rockaway Freeway

Help Students Petition for Pedestrian and Bike Lanes on the Rockaway Freeway

A group of students in Far Rockaway want to make a section of the Rockaway Freeway safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and they need your help to do it. Youngsters from the Rockaway…

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New QueensWay Workshops Reveal Plans for Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

New QueensWay Workshops Reveal Plans for Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

At the workshop, WXY Architecture and DLand Studios showed their designs for the project, which will renovate the former Long Island Rail Road track into a new linear path surrounded…

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Friends of the QueensWay Unveils Preliminary Designs for a High Line-Style Elevated Park and Bike Path

Friends of the QueensWay Unveils Preliminary Designs for a High Line-Style Elevated Park and Bike Path

Friends of the QueensWay and the Trust for Public Land have released new renderings illustrating their plan to turn a stretch of train tracks in Queens into a High Line-style public…

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Futuristic New Renderings Show What LaGuardia Airport Could Look Like in 2021

Futuristic New Renderings Show What LaGuardia Airport Could Look Like in 2021

Newly released renderings of a revamped LaGuardia Airport show what it could look like in 2021 - the year that the Port Authority is expected to complete its $2.5 billion redevelopment…

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Visit the Iconic World's Fair New York State Pavilion When It Opens to the Public for a Limited Time

Visit the Iconic World's Fair New York State Pavilion When It Opens to the Public for a Limited Time

You've probably seen the excitement surrounding the restoration of Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion, but did you know that you'll soon be able to visit the iconic World's Fair…

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New ASTORIA FLEA & FOOD Weekend Market to Open at Kaufman Astoria Studios This May

New ASTORIA FLEA & FOOD Weekend Market to Open at Kaufman Astoria Studios This May

The LIC FLEA NYC weekend market fans will soon have a new destination to check out starting this May. Long Island City's popular LIC FLEA & FOOD is teaming up with Kaufman…

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DEP Looking to Give Out $6M in Grants to Green Ideas for NYC

DEP Looking to Give Out $6M in Grants to Green Ideas for NYC

New Yorkers looking to green up their neighborhoods now have a chance to get some serious funding for their ideas. The Department of Environmental Protection is currently accepting…

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Hurricane Sandy-Salvaged Wood Being Used to Rebuild the Rockaway Boardwalk

Hurricane Sandy-Salvaged Wood Being Used to Rebuild the Rockaway Boardwalk

Over a year after Hurricane Sandy ripped whole planks away from its surface, the Rockaway Beach boardwalk is finally starting to look a bit like its old self. While much of the…

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The Underground Home Mystery: Is There a Subterranean House Hidden Beneath Queens?

The Underground Home Mystery: Is There a Subterranean House Hidden Beneath Queens?

Operations Drawing courtesy of Worldfairphotos.com The Underground Home was the brainchild of Jay Swayze, a Texas home builder with a knack for understanding the fears of the…

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Join Friends of the QueensWay for a Bike Tour Along the Proposed Elevated Park This Spring

Join Friends of the QueensWay for a Bike Tour Along the Proposed Elevated Park This Spring

We got a chance to walk the QueensWay for ourselves last fall, and soon even more people will be able to check out the abandoned rail line/proposed elevated park when it opens up for…

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5 ENYA Competition Designs Show Us What a Beautiful Elevated Park the QueensWay Could Be

5 ENYA Competition Designs Show Us What a Beautiful Elevated Park the QueensWay Could Be

The winner of the competition was Carrie Wibert, a designer hailing from Paris, and her “Queensway Steps” concept. The 1st place design would reinvent the former Rockaway Beach LIRR…

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Queens Community Helps Save Iconic New York State Pavilion from Demolition

Queens Community Helps Save Iconic New York State Pavilion from Demolition

Preservationists let down by New York City's decision to seal off the world's oldest subway tunnel will be cheered to learn that community activism has helped save another city landmark…

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The Living’s Hy-Fi Towers Made of Mushroom Bricks Win MoMA PS1's 2014 YAP Competition

The Living’s Hy-Fi Towers Made of Mushroom Bricks Win MoMA PS1's 2014 YAP Competition

The planned Hy-Fi towers would be made of organic and reflective bricks: the organic bricks will make up most of the towers' structures while the reflective bricks would sit atop them.…

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Plans for Rockaway Roller Hockey Rink Skate Forward

Plans for Rockaway Roller Hockey Rink Skate Forward

Queens is set to drop the puck on a new roller hockey rink. Construction will begin this fall in Rockaway that will replace the outdated rink that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. City…

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Endangered Birds Halt Reconstruction of Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

Endangered Birds Halt Reconstruction of Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

Work to reconstruct the Rockaway Beach boardwalk since it was destroyed over a year ago has still not begun, and could now be delayed by another three years. Officials say that…

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Paper Factory Hotel Blends Industrial Chic with Creative Hospitality Concepts in Long Island City

Paper Factory Hotel Blends Industrial Chic with Creative Hospitality Concepts in Long Island City

Once notorious for its derelict factory buildings, Long Island City's recent resurgence as a cultural destination has been supported by gentrification and economic investments such as…

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Recycled Christmas Trees to Get Second Life as Dunes for Rockaway Beaches

Recycled Christmas Trees to Get Second Life as Dunes for Rockaway Beaches

The holiday spirit is being revived in New York as discarded Christmas trees find new homes along the beaches of Rockaway. The city plans to collect up to 3,000 trees during its annual…

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Things Not Looking Good for Queensway High Line-Style Elevated Park

Things Not Looking Good for Queensway High Line-Style Elevated Park

Bad news for nature lovers in Queens: the future of the proposed High Line-style Queensway park along the Rockaway Beach rail line is looking grim. The plan, which aims to transform…

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Mayor Bloomberg to Celebrate 7 Train Subway Extension with Ceremonial First Ride

Mayor Bloomberg to Celebrate 7 Train Subway Extension with Ceremonial First Ride

Image Credit: Frances L Fruit / Shutterstock.com This afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg, members of the MTA, and other officials are scheduled to celebrate the upcoming completion of the…

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NYC Brownfield Cleanup Program Announces Completion of 14 Environmental Projects

NYC Brownfield Cleanup Program Announces Completion of 14 Environmental Projects

On Thursday, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the completion of fourteen environmental cleanup projects in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan as part of the New York City…

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Order to Shoot Snowy Owls on Sight at JFK Airport Sparks Public Outcry

Order to Shoot Snowy Owls on Sight at JFK Airport Sparks Public Outcry

Yesterday, animal lovers everywhere were outraged to hear that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had added the majestic snowy owl to its airport kill list. The Port…

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Massive Village of 160 Gingerbread Houses Pops Up at the NY Hall of Science

Massive Village of 160 Gingerbread Houses Pops Up at the NY Hall of Science

Lovitch has been making his sweet architectural treats in his Bronx apartment since February, using over 2,200 pounds of icing, 400 pounds of candy and 400 pounds of gingerbread dough.…

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Steinway & Sons to Transform Parking Lot Into Green Stormwater Solution in Astoria

Steinway & Sons to Transform Parking Lot Into Green Stormwater Solution in Astoria

Famous piano maker Steinway & Sons is giving its massive parking lot a lush green facelift with the help of non-profit New York Restoration Project (NYRP). The 53,500 square-foot…

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New Renderings Show That Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Will Be Laced with Beautiful Blue Stones

New Renderings Show That Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Will Be Laced with Beautiful Blue Stones

After much deliberation and multiple redesigns, the NYC Parks Department has finally released new renderings showing what the rebuild of the Rockaway Beach boardwalk will look like.…

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Cross Country Skiing in Queens is One Idea for How to Use the Elevated QueensWay Park

Cross Country Skiing in Queens is One Idea for How to Use the Elevated QueensWay Park

As promised, Friends of the QueensWay has begun hosting workshops with the Queens community on how they want to build their own rendition of the High Line. If given final approval, the…

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