12/27/12 3:00pm

We thought we’d update you on the bike lanes that have been installed in Astoria Park as part of the Queens East River & North Shore Greenway. They’ve come a long way since we first visited them in October 2012, and are looking great.

The bike lanes extend all the way from 20th Ave to Astoria Park South along the waterfront, which is split up between Ralph deMarco Park and Astoria Park proper. On the stretch between Ditmars Blvd. and 20th Ave, it’s a shared lane (bladers, walkers/runners, cyclists) and is indicated as such.

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Heading north, with the East River on the left

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12/14/12 3:00pm

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Over the past couple of months, the local community groups Astoria Park Alliance and Green Shores have organized Leaf Fest, which was a program to collect as many fallen leaves in the waterfront parks (Astoria Park, Ralph Demarco Park, Rainey Park, and Queensbridge Park) as possible. They did this on Saturdays in October, November, and December. (more…)