After a year of meetings with residents of Queens, The Trust for Public Land and the Friends of the QueensWay, a grassroots community organization with over 3,000 supporters from Central and Southern Queens, today released the QueensWay Plan, a study which will be a blueprint for the QueensWay - New York City's next great park.
A proposal to transform 3.5 miles of abandoned railroad tracks into the Queens version of the High Line would cost $120 million and provide Queens residents with bicycle and pedestrian paths, basketball courts and even an adventure park, according to a feasibility study to be released Tuesday, sources said.
The new study, set to be released Tuesday by The Trust for Public Land, outlines a plan for the 3.5 mile abandoned Rockaway Beach rail line. There would be new access points for the QueensWay, exercise stations, food concessions and outdoor nature classrooms. Advocates say the QueensWay would provide more parkland and a safer place to walk and bike.
Thanks to fall foliage, the back roads of West Fairlee offer splendid visuals this time of year. The town’s conservation commission hopes more people will get into the woods for an even better perspective. Developments abound in Brushwood Community Forest, parcels of conserved land in West Fairlee and Fairlee totaling nearly 1,200 acres and about six miles of trails.
Today The City of New York and The Trust for Public Land celebrated the completion of their sixth green infrastructure playground—the first to open in Queens—with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at J.H.S. 157 Halsey Jr. High School.
Channel 2 WSB-TV and The Trust for Public Land today announced Joy Carter, Barry Henson, and Bob Scott as finalists for Atlanta's 2014 Cox Conserves Heroes program. Voting is open to the general public through November 3 at www.wsbtv.com/coxconservesheroes.
After decades of uncertainty, conservation groups say they are getting closer to reaching their goal of saving two ridge line lots near the Ka Iwi Coast from development.
The events of this summer and fall in our region, celebrating our deep and wonderful connections to the sea, should prove to even the largest doubters that the words "maritime" and "heritage" can attract not only tourists to our shores, but also the interest our residents.
Officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Trust for Public Land were on Staten Island this week to bring attention to the importance of preserving wetlands.
West Windsor residents appear to be supportive of a plan to buy former ski trails on Ascutney Mountain to preserve for recreational uses.