Monday, November 18, 2013

QueensWay Community Workshops This Week

Last Wednesday, The Friends of the Queensway Steering Committee co-hosted its first community workshop to discuss the QueensWay vision and gather input from Woodhaven residents. The organization's next two workshops will be happening this week, on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, in Forest Hills and Ozone Park.

Workshop II - Tuesday, November 19, 7-9 pm
Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School (MELS)
91-30 Metropolitan Ave. Forest Hills, NY
(two blocks east of Woodhaven Blvd)
Workshop III - Wednesday November 20, 7-9 pm
Ozone Park Senior Center
103-02 101st Ave, Jamaica, NY
(at 103rd Street)

RSVP is greatly appreciated. You can do so by contacting:
Shelma Jun
QueensWay Plan Engagement Manager

What is the QueensWay?
The QueensWay is a community-led effort to transform a blighted, 3.5 mile stretch of abandoned railway in Central Queens (Rego Park, Forest Hills, Woodhaven, Richmond Hill, and Ozone Park) into a new linear park and cultural greenway. At this time,   consultants are initiating a feasibility study and planning process, to convert the abandoned railway into a pedestrian and bike path, incorporate cultural and community programs, and connect the adjacent neighborhoods to each other and to Forest Park.   The QueensWay is supported by many Queens residents , and spearheaded by Friends of The QueensWay (FQW) and the Trust for Pubic Land (TPL) the nation's leader in creating urban parks.
What will happen at the public workshops?
These workshops will give residents an opportunity to share their ideas, suggestions and concerns   for the project. Your input could help create a vision for the QueensWay that  would identify potential recreational and educational activities, economic opportunities and addresses safety and security concerns.

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