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This Saturday, the organization People for the Pavilion held an event focused on the future of the New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. More than 200 people showed up to watch a presentation about the structures’ past and present and to share ideas for potential uses of the now-underutilized site. You can watch a video of the event on Vimeo and read some notes from the day on PftP’s Twitter.

Tomorrow, the Parks Department will hold two more meetings on the Pavilion. The Parks Department plans to take a broader approach to discussing the future of the structure, looking at realities of preservation, stabilization, or possibly demolition. At this point, Parks just wants to know what the community would like to see at the site. Those meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, January 28th, 10am to 12pm and 7pm to 9pm. The location is the Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue South.

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10/30/12 11:00am

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The Queens Chronicle reported on the situation with Astoria CSA that still hasn’t been resolved – they no longer have a home. ARROW, a community center in central Astoria, was their home – and had been for many years – but because of a bureaucratic SNAFU, money, compounded by some communication issues, they were asked to leave the Field House. They are still looking for a place to set up shop permanently.  (more…)