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]
In anticipation of the holiday week coming up, enjoy this video by Sunnyside resident George Burles entitiled “Christmas in Sunnyside.” As you can imagine, there’s plenty of neighborhood Christmas cheer to go around. Thanks to Sunnyside Post for bringing it to our attention.
An Astoria parcel with the potential for big development at 30-55 Vernon Boulevard is now on the market, reports Queens Courier. This follows recent news of another Astoria site near the waterfront — albeit much smaller — hitting the market for $8,000,000. This Vernon Boulevard land is going to get much more money than that. […]
The Oratorio Society of Queens — which includes more than 125 chorus members and top-notch string and wind sections – will offer its time-honored, annual holiday concert at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center this Sunday. Founded in 1927, this group is the borough’s oldest nonprofit dedicated to the arts, and this is its signature show. The […]
Flushing 144-04 29th Avenue Broker: Re/Max Price: $959,000 Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm GMAP Jamaica 196-06 110th Avenue Broker: Winzone Realty Price: $569,000 Sunday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm GMAP East Elmhurst 25-40 98th Street Broker: Exit Kingdom Price: $499,999 Saturday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm GMAP Queens Village 99-35 211th Place Broker: Exit Realty First Choice […]
There’s a little parcel of a neighborhood east of Astoria and north of Jackson Heights, east of the bail bonds offices of Hazen Street, north of the whizzing Grand Central Parkway and west of LaGuardia Airport’s expanse, containing a couple of surprising artifacts. Stop for lunch at the chrome-plated Airline Diner, built in 1952, at […]