St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst has a probably–it is running out of space. And since there’s no reason to think people are going to stop dying, they need to get their hands on more land. One small plot of land that cemetery leaders have targeted is an irregularly-shaped parcel of unloved city park land known as St. Michael’s Park. The 4-acre plot is located at the Northeast corner of the cemetery, up against the BQE just south of Astoria Boulevard. Earlier this week, the blog Queens Crap posted a copy of a bill that would authorize the transfer of the park in return for a similar-sized property elsewhere in the borough. According to a Daily News story yesterday, local politicians support the swap. “I hope we can take a local eyesore, put it to productive use and find replacement land that can be used as a park,” said state Sen. Michael Gianaris. “It’s an abandoned (and) overgrown area. People throw their garbage over the fence.” Are you okay with the plan?
Queens Cemetery’s Attempts to Expand on Park Land in Limbo [NY Daily News]
The developers GDC Properties are planning a townhouse development at 11-22 45th Road (between 11th and 21st Streets), now an industrial warehouse they just purchased for $37,000,000. Demolition permits are already in place, and Commercial Observer reports that the new development should take 18 months to complete. No details on the design, number of townhouses, […]
It’s probably the best production house you’ve never heard of…with prices you’ve never seen. The Free Synagogue of Flushing Community Theatre Group has staged large musicals every May and November for the past 35 years with the goal of providing high-quality, low-cost entertainment, especially for children, nursing home residents, and the disabled. For five days this […]
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I am a milestone maven, eagerly seeking out the mile markers placed in the colonial and postcolonial eras along major roads. In early 2013 I found out about the Post Road 12-mile marker embedded in the stone fence at Isham Park, I found the three and five mile markers along Ocean Parkway, and even did a […]
Yes, more drama surrounding the affordable housing at Astoria Cove! Crain’s reports that the Department of Housing Preservation and Development made a map-reading error when calculating the affordable housing requirements at Astoria Cove. Initially, Alma proposed to allocate 20 percent of the units to households making no more than 80 percent of the area median […]