Author Topic: Yipee! A JH Community Center for year-round sports and activities!!  (Read 589 times)

Offline itsit

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 Yes, it's here, finally, the long wished for Jackson Heights Community Center! Not certain of a lot of the details but this will go a long way in helping with activities all year round as well as adding to a meetup for locals and a bunch of other community needs. Hip, hip hooray to Danny Dromm and the other politicians and countless neighbors and activists who have been asking for this for years. Seriously, years.
  So now we can reconfigure the needs of the community as a whole. Include as many people as possible, as many ages as possible, as many streets as possible to form a cohesive plan for everyone to have activities and exercise and community involvement here in JH. Rain or shine,
heat wave or cold snap, this facility will be available and this is absolutely great news!
   If you haven't heard much about it yet, read below. Of course we will all need to help fund raise and give suggestions but the groundwork is laid here.

 https://sunnysidepost.com/variety-boys-and-girls-club-gets-2-7-million-from-city-to-build-a-new-community-center-in-jackson-heights

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Re: Yipee! A JH Community Center for year-round sports and activities!!
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2021, 10:15:25 AM »
There are certain folks who when they see a brass band...leap out in front and pretend to be leading it.

However what they often fail to realize is that no-one is fooled.

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Re: Yipee! A JH Community Center for year-round sports and activities!!
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2021, 11:46:27 AM »
But, where will they put it?

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Re: Yipee! A JH Community Center for year-round sports and activities!!
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2021, 12:13:00 PM »
There are certain folks who when they see a brass band...leap out in front and pretend to be leading it.

However what they often fail to realize is that no-one is fooled.

Oh boy. The middle of the crowd is so comfortable ABCDE...come join it. The water's fine.
Let Danny D. lead the brass band, shall we? Unless you are speaking about yourself/your friends  here? All the folks I know are just happy that it's happening, again, yipee!!!

 And as to where they will put it, the Jewish Center on 37th and 77th St has been mentioned as a possible site. There is also the police parking lot on Northern Blvd and 90th? next to the precinct that the city owns. And probably some other possibilities the realtors know more about...

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Re: Yipee! A JH Community Center for year-round sports and activities!!
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2021, 01:12:02 PM »
Jumping in! Thanks Itsit.

A great location would be the parking lot for the supermarket on 34th Ave/Junction Bld.   

Then the kids can also be close to the open street and utilize that as well.

Win/win for the kids!

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Re: Yipee! A JH Community Center for year-round sports and activities!!
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2021, 01:58:06 PM »
 Please meet me know when you and Jessica Ramos meet to discuss the use of the supermarket parking lot so it could be adjacent to open street for 34th Ave. It was this very block that Jessie was asking the DOT to consider opening in one of the online forums because that store was so vital to her constituents locally. But hey, the kids really do need all 26 blocks right? Not 25, 21but ALL 26, shoppers, grandmas, locals we'll say so sorry to your needs and access.
  Again, please give some notice so I can get the popcorn ready because Sen. Ramos has a strong opinion here on this topic.

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Re: Yipee! A JH Community Center for year-round sports and activities!!
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2021, 03:11:12 PM »
Please meet me know when you and Jessica Ramos meet to discuss the use of the supermarket parking lot so it could be adjacent to open street for 34th Ave. It was this very block that Jessie was asking the DOT to consider opening in one of the online forums because that store was so vital to her constituents locally. But hey, the kids really do need all 26 blocks right? Not 25, 21but ALL 26, shoppers, grandmas, locals we'll say so sorry to your needs and access.
  Again, please give some notice so I can get the popcorn ready because Sen. Ramos has a strong opinion here on this topic.

You'll be the first on the invitation list when the community center opens in that parking lot on 34th Ave/Junction Bld.

Many thanks Itsit for inviting the idea to emerge!

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Re: Yipee! A JH Community Center for year-round sports and activities!!
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2021, 03:50:00 PM »
 See, you do have a sense of humor...it's just a little hidden.

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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2021, 04:56:52 PM »
See, you do have a sense of humor...it's just a little hidden.

Yep. Exactly like your embracing of the 34th Ave Open Street... is just a little hidden.

We're on the same page after all!

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Re: Yipee! A JH Community Center for year-round sports and activities!!
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2021, 08:59:33 PM »
 But your support of the Latino communities needs in their love of shopping the supermarket on Junction and 34th are not hidden. And the awful traffic that open streets creates on Junction is not hidden or loved by the community. Thankfully, it has been under consideration with the DOT (at least according to the sessions they conducted online) to be opened on that block in accordance with community needs. The pleas for help seemed to heard by the DOT.
  That's what we like about compromise and hearing everyone out and making tweaks and adjustments accordingly. Kindness and consideration of all, over 10 yrs old and under 10 yrs old alike. And yipee, a community center!!! and the Astoria one is five stories tall. Can we dream as they also use the pool word...omg! Is a pool coming to JH?

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Re: Yipee! A JH Community Center for year-round sports and activities!!
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2021, 10:21:59 AM »
I would like to see it in the Sterling Bank Building on Broadway and 73 Street  They have a big parking lot also.  I believe the building is for sale

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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2021, 10:21:59 AM »