More momentum to transform the abandoned railroad tracks to Rockaway Beach into The QueensWay! DNAinfo reports that the Trust for Public Land selected two designers to study the feasibility of turning the tracks into a Highline-esque public park. The firms, WXY architecture + urban design and dlandstudio were selected on the basis of their environmental background, experience with structural engineering, and their awareness of community engagement in the design. The $400,000 feasibility study will test the quality of the soil, the structural integrity of the railroad tracks, and the cost of construction. This phase will last about nine months. If the project is deemed feasible, then the Friends of The QueensWay will begin fundraising for the park. So far, about $1,000,000 of funding has come in.
Q’Stoner is taking off early for the Thanksgiving holiday and will be back to its regular programming on Monday, December 1st. Sending thanks to all our readers and tipsters. And while we have your attention, don’t forget to follow Brownstoner Queens on Facebook and Twitter, or sign up for our daily newsletter in the left […]
Human Rights Week 2014 is coming up, and as it has been for the past 350 years, Queens is the center of it all. On December 5th, the Flushing Interfaith Council will host a special concert featuring six diverse performing groups — Flamenco expert Barbara Martinez, chanters from the Hindu Temple Society of North America, NEMO (Katy Mantyk and Nemanja […]
Due to the national holiday on Thursday, this week is less active than normal. But there are belated Irish-Choctaw and Latin Thanksgiving extravaganzas, various Small Business Saturday events, French cinema, jazz, performance art, improv, embroidery, and literature. Here’s the rundown, broken down into holiday, music, arts, education, outdoor and comedy events. HOLIDAY Nov. 29-30, An […]
Okay, so we already declared our love for this Sunnyside co-op complex, at 45-08 40th Street, this week. We’re doing it again because another unit, this one a three bedroom, also popped up on the market. Like the two bedroom we featured on Monday, it’s very well kept, if a little less unusual. The listing […]
Here on the eve of Thanksgiving, is another look at a story about one of the great philanthropists of Queens. His regard for his workers and his community should be a model for us today. Happy Thanksgiving to all. In these days of the “one percenters,” and the widening gap between the haves and the […]