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.
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If you ride the Long Island Rail Road Port Washington line as I have every day for the past couple of decades, no doubt you have noticed the four-story brick factory on the south side of the tracks the train roars past on 94th Street, about midway between the Woodside and Shea Stadium (now Mets Willets […]
Development over Sunnyside Yards may not just be something people vaguely talk about every few years. Capital New York reports that Amtrak is considering development, and may seek out investors by next spring for building opportunities. Amtrak executives have also discussed the possibility with Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo, with a spokesman for the […]
This month, 79 renovated studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments hit the market at the Elmhurst co-op development The Continental Park, which has 153 total units. The re-development of the building is the work of Myles Horn (behind the re-development of The Printing House in the West Village), ABC Properties and Fisher Associates. The available […]
Santander Finances GDC Long Island City Industrial Buys [Commercial Observer] New Exhibit Brings Guests Into Louis Armstrong’s Home Life [NY1] Maspeth Shopping Center Sells for $56 Million [Queens Courier] Power Company’s Plan Doesn’t Protect Rockaway from Future Floods, City Says [DNAinfo] Checking in on Tishman Speyer’s Long Island City Project [Court Square Blog]