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It’s going to be a bad weekend on the 7 line for Queens residents. The Sunnyside Post sends the alert that the MTA is suspending 7 train service between Times Square-42nd Street and 74th Street/Roosevelt Ave from 2 am Saturday through 4:30 am Monday. The closure is part of ongoing construction that’s unfortunately expected to […]
The Department of Transportation is moving ahead with another phase of the Jamaica Bay Greenway, a plan to build out 28 miles of pedestrian and bicycle paths following the Belt Parkway through Brooklyn and Queens. The Times Ledger previously noted that so far, the DOT has constructed 11 miles of pathways. Two community workshops are […]
This is truly an out-of-this-world experience. On Sunday, the Queens Museum will facilitate Solar System Walk, Vol. 2, a guided, 1.5-hour, family-friendly stroll through Chris Burden’s Scale Model of the Solar System, which is located in the museum and throughout the surrounding area. Some explanation. Burden has created a scale model in size and distance of the […]
Forest Hills Gardens 52 Deepdene Road Broker: Terrace Sotheby’s Price: $1,780,000 Sunday, 12:00 – 2:00 pm GMAP Jackson Heights 33-12 89th Street Broker: Keller Williams Price: $1,200,000 Sunday, 3:00 – 6:00 pm GMAP Jamaica Estates 187-16 Cambridge Road Broker: Chous Realty Group Price: $975,000 Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm GMAP Ridgewood 60-11 68th Road Broker: […]
The turn-of-the-century English Garden City movement of Sir Ebenezer Howard and Sir Raymond Unwin served as the inspiration for Sunnyside Gardens, built from 1924-1928 from Skillman Avenue north to the LIRR and from 43rd to 50th Streets. This housing experiment was aimed at showing civic leaders that they could solve social problems and beautify the […]