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Queens Borough President announces $3 million for upgrades to Phil ‘Scooter’ Rizzuto Park in Richmond Hill

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Mar. 6, 2024 By Anthony Medina Queens Borough President Donovan Richards announced last week that he has allocated $3 million to upgrade the dilapidated basketball and handball courts at Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto Park in South Richmond Hill. Richards joined Richmond Hill residents and community leaders at the park on Friday, March 1, to make the announcement, which comes after years of advocacy from the neighborhood group Friends of Phil Rizzuto “Smokey” Park. “Investing in our parks is much more than just about surfaces,” Richards said. “It’s about giving our families positive and productive places to enjoy, to bond to grow,…
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Fall Festival coming to Bayswater Park in Far Rockaway, Springfield Park in Springfield Gardens

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Oct. 5, 2023 By Bill Parry Southeast Queens families can celebrate the arrival of autumn on two days at two locations. Council Member Selvena Brooks-Powers will host her annual Fall Festival at Bayswater Park in Far Rockaway on Monday, Oct. 9 at Springfield Park on Saturday, Oct. 14 in Springfield Gardens. “Fall is a beautiful time of year in southeast Queens,” Brooks-Powers said. “I am so excited to bring together community members to enjoy the turning leaves and the blessings the new season brings. I thank the Parks Department and Key Food for their partnership in bringing this celebration to…
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NYC Parks reopens Jamaica Playground to the community following $4.6 million reconstruction project

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Sep. 28, 2023 By Bill Parry Speaker Adrienne Adams welcomed young students from P.S. 40 Samuel Huntington Elementary School to the reopening of Jamaica Playground after a $4.6 million reconstruction project and turned a ribbon-cutting ceremony into a teachable moment for the youngsters on Sept. 27. “For far too long, neighborhoods like ours have been…
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Hurricane Lee’s impacts put parts of Queens coast under flooding advisory

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Sep. 15, 2023 By Ethan Marshall With Hurricane Lee churning its way to New England and Maritime Canada this weekend, the New York City Emergency Management Department issued an advisory to coastal New York City communities, warning them to be ready for potential coastal flooding and hazardous beach conditions, particularly in Jamaica Bay and The…
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