Over at Brownstoner Queens, Montrose Morris tells the history of one of the most recognized landmarks in Queens: the Unisphere at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. As MM states, “the globe is an engineering marvel.” Read why right here…
Today on Brownstoner Queens, we conclude a three-part series on the massive renovation of Arverne View, a housing complex in the Rockaways. L+M Development (also doing this work in Brooklyn) were in contract to purchase the complex when Hurricane Sandy hit. The firm spent the past year renovating and addressing storm-resiliency challenges. For our final installment, we speak to the residents of Arverne View.
Come 2015, it’s looking like Citi Bike riders will be able to cruise back and forth between Brooklyn and Western Queens, thanks to the expansion of the bike share program to Astoria. Say goodbye to that annoying subway commute!
Over at Brownstoner Queens, we compiled a number of photographs taken at 5Pointz this morning, after the building owners painted over the infamous graffiti artwork. After a long fight between the building owners and the building artists, the owners plan to demolish the warehouse by the end of the year to develop a luxury condo development.