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Part of the elevated track that would be part of the QueensWay in Forest Hills. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Proposal To Build Park Along Train Tracks In Queens Moves Forward

The QueensWay project has drawn comparisons to the High Line, the elevated park built along old train tracks that runs through part of Chelsea.


Mayor Bloomberg breaks ground on The Hills, new public park on Governors Island, and announces major gift from Wendy and Eric Schmidt to kick off private fundraising campaign, July 25, 2013
(credit: Spencer T Tucker/Mayor's Office)

Groundbreaking Held For New Governors Island Park

The Hills will be made of recycled construction and fill materials. The summit of the tallest Hill, 80 feet above sea level, will provide visitors with a 360-degree panorama of the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor and the Lower Manhattan skyline, according to the city.


Nassau County Parks Commissioner Carnell Foskey at the Wantagh Park pool (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Nassau County Park Pools Ready For Summer Season

Many of the county park pools suffered severe damage in superstorm Sandy and have undergone extensive repairs and improvements.