03/21/13 9:30am


Image source: Project Woodhaven

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.

Project Woodhaven: A Walk In The Park [Project Woodhaven]
Great photos of Forest Park and Woodhaven after the most recent dusting of snow [QNYC]

03/20/13 3:00pm


Image source: Major League Soccer

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.


03/20/13 12:00pm


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.


03/20/13 9:30am


Image source: Sunnyside Shines

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.


03/19/13 3:00pm

Gantry Plaza State Park

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.


03/19/13 2:00pm


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…)