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.
Edgemere Farm, a community farm in the Rockaways, just wrapped its first summer season. Rockawayist writes that the Thursday night farm dinners, which ran through the summer, have come to a wrap. But the farm will still be open on Saturdays to pick up fresh produce — right now there is a variety of tomatoes, […]
It looks like Independent Chemical Corp., which has operated on Cooper Avenue in Glendale for the past 50 years, is closing up shop in the neighborhood. The Daily News reports that the owner of the company told state inspectors from the Department of Environmental Conservation during a July checkup that it is “fully committed to […]
There’s a petition out for Astoria residents and dog owners asking for “an adequate area to allow their dogs to socialize and exercise off-leash.” The neighborhood doesn’t have a proper dog run, and the petition claims that Bugsy’s Dog Run near Astoria Park is beat up and in bad shape, and that the off-leash hours […]
Two local singing groups are looking for some treble, especially with Handel. The Oratorio Society of Queens and the Queens College Choral Society will hold open tryouts this month. More after the jump. Founded in 1927, the Oratorio Society of Queens consists of roughly 120 altos, sopranos, tenors, and bass singers who perform under the artistic direction of Maestro […]
We are madly in love with this Spanish Colonial home at 82-70 Beverly Road, in Kew Gardens. Just look at this thing! The unique facade boasts a tiled roof, oak doors and the original, restored glass windows. The interior is chock full of historic detail, which is remarkably well kept. Newer renovations brought in perks […]