We loved this photowalk that the folks from Project Woodhaven put together – so many great shots! Work is being done at the Forest Park Bandshell and environs, so PW got curious and took a stroll through the park last weekend. We enjoyed their previous photowalk last January after it snowed, too. Check it out.
We saw this on Gothamist and then took a look at the source article on Soccer by Ives, and we were intrigued by what’s being discussed – Major League Soccer (MLS) has developed a wandering eye in the direction of Florida. We really thought the Flushing Meadows Corona Park location was a done deal, but apparently it isn’t in stone – and MLS is getting twitchy.
DNAinfo reports on Snowdonia, a trappist-style gastropub coming to Astoria, that we reported on last October. More details have surfaced – it will open in May at 34-55 32nd Street (GMAP). This is the old Lucas Steakhouse space; originally they thought they might open in the space that currently is home to El Boqueron, a Spanish tapas restaurant, but the old Lucas location worked out better.
The NY Times City Blog spells it out in black and white – the Queens Museum of Art will change its name to simply Queens Museum, as part of their current expansion. They will change their logo, too, which is currently this:
Our friends from Sunnyside Shines passed on this news of two new CityBenches that were installed in Sunnyside
We are happy to announce two new CityBenches in Sunnyside: one in front of Bliss 46 Bistro (46th Street and Queens Blvd – GMAP) and the other one in front of Mario’s Restaurant and Peter’s Impressions (47th Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue – GMAP).
Sites were chosen by Sunnyside Shines and Queens Community Board 2. The benches are provided by the New York City Department of Transportation and maintained by Sunnyside Shines.
DNAinfo reports that Community Board 2 in LIC may join the Tri-Board Task Force that is pondering how to respond some proposed midtown rezoning – Mayor Bloomberg has put forth a proposal to rezone an area of 78 blocks of Midtown to allow for more and bigger skyscrapers. Manhattan Community Boards 1, 4, 5, and 6 want to band together as a multi-board task force to offer their reaction to and concern with this rezoning.
The Epoch Times reports that property prices have dropped in Queens – 13.8 percent in February, which is the sharpest single-month decrease since March 2010, according to this report from Coldwell Banker. Median property prices went down to $340,500 in February, whereas they were at $395,000 in January, and down 2.7% from $350,000 in February of 2012. (more…)