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 Travers Park is having a good moment right now but it wasn't always so. There were community
members who came to its rescue a couple of decades ago and formed Friends of Travers Park.
Give a listen to the back story here on how the park came to be the Travers we know today.
Thanks to Len Maniace for his journalists memory here in retelling the story of the transformation
and to many unsung heroes for their part in taking back this park over the years.

 Here's how to listen:


Community Groups, Activities & Events / Re: ICE march in Jackson Heights
« Last post by CaptainFlannel on July 17, 2019, 04:47:57 PM »
The organizers of these types of events only have so many hours in a day to actually organize their events and take action to inform locals about the actions. Best to follow these groups online and figure out how they are letting their followers know about the efforts. I get that a lot of folks don't want their FB feed filled up with this sort of stuff (or have abandoned FB altogether), and ditto for email, but there's only so much organizers can realistically do to inform people about things like marches.
Restaurants & Food / Re: In a Wheelchair and Hungry / JH Map
« Last post by toddg on July 17, 2019, 04:36:50 PM »
I thought this was a great article.   I love Robert Sietsema's columns, and it was terrible to read about his crash and injury.  I hope his recovery is fast and complete, and that he is back on a bike soon!

As a small silver lining, it was good to hear he's spending time at eateries here in JH, and also good to see him draw attention to the issue of accessibility in restaurants.  A few years ago, we had a active poster on this board who used the nickname "thedisabledfoodie."  He reviewed restaurants in JH and throughout the city from an accessibility perspective.   He had a website for a while, but it seems to be down.  I thought this was very important work that merited greater attention.   It would be a great to see Mr. Sietsema leverage his increased awareness of accessibility challenges and use his platform to comment on the issue as a routine part of his reviews.
Community Groups, Activities & Events / Re: ICE march in Jackson Heights
« Last post by dssjh on July 17, 2019, 03:54:37 PM »
like imprisoning government officials for ignoring subpoenas. i'm down with it. i can even bring the rope.
I've been there twice now and some dishes are pretty good. But the last time I went, the real let down was the grilled chicken I ordered - it was served deep fried instead, completely lacking in flavor. A pity as I had high hopes for this place, I love food from Esan.
This has become our go-to Thai place.  The article is good, and be aware they have a great menu and lunch specials. 
Community Trade and Classifieds / Looking to purchase desk
« Last post by Kc91 on July 17, 2019, 01:59:49 PM »
Looking to purchase a desk that I can use to work on my sculpting. Preferably something made out of metal or wood. If anyone has anything available they are looking to sell or donate definitely get in touch!
2nd Story Pilates+Yoga is seeking a work study person to sign in classes at the studio on Tuesday evenings. Here are the details:

The shift is Tuesday from 5:30-8:45pm. The selected applicant will sign in three classes, plus perform very light cleaning such as organizing the prop shelf and taking out garbage. In exchange, they will receive free classes at the studio. Bilingual English and Spanish is preferred. Please email to schedule a time to discuss. Thanks!
Neighborhood Chat / Re: Queens District Attorney, Democratic Primary June 25
« Last post by earbears on July 17, 2019, 01:08:48 PM »
Please note:
The judge presiding over the trail for the 144 questional affidavits is from Brooklyn and NOT part of the "Queens machine". He was appointed to avoid the claim that the "machine' fixed the case.
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