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.
The Doherty monument in First Calvary is one beautiful bit of carving, in my opinion. Art school faculty, turtlenecked and smoking french cigarettes, would probably describe the thing as “Sophia, goddess of wisdom – in the form of a christian angel, sitting within a Roman structure, crowned by a cross – representing an agglutination of civilized democratic-christian […]
Queens has caught the participatory budgeting bug. DNAinfo reports that the latest district to welcome the community budgeting forum is District 21 under City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras — Corona, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and LeFrak City. This fall, residents of those neighborhoods will get the chance to propose how to spend $1,000,000 within the district. […]
One of Queens’ weirder construction projects is set to take off soon. Queens Courier writes that the investment firm Racebrook plans to begin construction on “The Ark at JFK,” the world’s first animal terminal, in the next few months. Racebrook calls the Ark “a comprehensive multi-purpose animal handling and air cargo facility at New York’s […]
Renovations Taking a Little Longer for Riders at Two Queens Stations [NY1] Astoria Cove Developers Pay $43.5 Million for Remaining Land [Queens Courier] You Can Vote on How to Spend $1 Million in Corona [DNAinfo] Permits Filed: Long Island City Hotel, 28-27 Thomson Avenue [New York YIMBY] Permits Filed: Linden & Latimer Place Apartments, Flushing […]
This Monday, the House of Representatives approved legislation to have the National Park Service study the John Bowne House and Old Quaker Meeting House in Flushing for possible incorporation as National Park Service sites. Representative Grace Meng introduced the bill earlier this year. The Daily News spoke with Meng, who said the sites are important […]