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]
This Wednesday, the Food Bank For New York City visited the Rockaways to kick off its “Thankful to Give” campaign for the holiday season. The Food Bank, alongside the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, distributed Thanksgiving turkeys and other holiday trimmings to local residents still struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Over 100 families came […]
The brokerage firm Modern Spaces is testing the price limit on Long Island City penthouse units, with a number of listings asking close to $3,000,000. Queens Courier notes a few in particular: the $2,500,000 duplex condo at new townhouse development FIVE Forty One (rendered above, check it out in person here), a three-bedroom condo at […]
The owners of Bareburger, the successful mini-chain that started in Astoria, have special plans in the works for the old Athens Cafe space at 32-07 30th Avenue. Athens Cafe closed earlier this month, with lots of rumors surrounding what would replace it. But this week, We Heart Astoria, Astoria Post and DNAinfo have all shared […]
Two comedians walk into a Sunnyside bar…and a stand-up series is born. Local humorists Colin Samuel (above) and Lindsay Goldwert (pictured after the jump) have recently committed to producing at least two shows a month and bringing New York City’s best up-and-coming talent to the neighborhood. Dubbed “Puttin’ on the Bliss,” these acts will take place every other week […]
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