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Offline itsit

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2019, 04:08:57 PM »
 It would be a travesty to keep the park closed for another summer. It looks so close to finished that seems unlikely but
no dates have been publicized for an opening in spring or summer. Lets hope something is announced soon.

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2019, 04:41:51 PM »
Will they also remodel children's playground or this is it?

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« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2019, 04:42:48 PM »
the fact that large portions are set aside for use by children is a mitigating factor. those inspections, clearances, etc. are more closely examined.

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2019, 07:20:28 PM »
Don't think NYC Parks ever said it was going to take less than 18 months to renovate Travers Park. The department always said they would renovate in phases so that some part of the park is *always open.
I don't see how the "Great Lawn atop Mount Jackson Heights" could possibly be open this year. The sod needs to be rolled out and have a growing season to properly root before people do what they do atop it. I don't know if that means it can open in the fall or next year.
To answer someone else's question, there is to be a completely seperate renovation of the kiddie area under a plan announced, I think, early last summer at the park. This came ab out when new funding became available.

*Back around 1994, the entire park was closed for 18 months to two years due to a problem with the contractor who had started the work and the job had to be rebid. We may justifiably complain about somethings, but NYC Parks is much better run the last couple of decades.

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2019, 06:15:15 PM »
The Jackson Heights Green Alliance has sent out an e-mail stating that the first phase of the reconstruction work at Travers Park is now open to the public. A lot of the fencing has been removed so far!

From the newsletter:

Some parts of the project including the new lawn, most of 78th St, and the Rory Staunton Field will remain closed for further work, which will be completed over the next few months.


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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2019, 03:29:44 PM »
The Jackson Heights Green Alliance has sent out an e-mail stating that the first phase of the reconstruction work at Travers Park is now open to the public. A lot of the fencing has been removed so far!





Great!  :)

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #36 on: January 29, 2019, 05:30:09 PM »
It looks awesome!!!

Offline EmmBee

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2019, 10:57:19 PM »
Can't wait to play tennis on the brand new courts!  Should be ready just in time for the weather to warm up. 

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2019, 09:52:39 PM »
Even though it's cold as the north pole and it's just a part of the renovation, it's wonderful news. I want to thank everyone who worked for it. From Danny Dromm, to the folks at the Green Alliance and JHBG and the hundreds of people who had to rally to get 78th st closed for good. It's the best thing that happened to this neighborhood in a very long time.

Some of you will remember this... https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2010/05/24/jackson-heights-neighbors-band-together-to-win-car-free-street-expansion/


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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2019, 12:51:04 PM »
Does anyone know when the Farmer's Market gets to move back to the park?

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2019, 10:05:27 AM »
Beautiful park, but please neighbors, first thing I saw walking into the park was dogs poop! I see it all over JH, but this is new park, have some respect! If you own a dog, please CLEAN after!

Next, two boys were sitting on one of the benches next to children's playground and smoking marihuana. Everything smelled so it was really uncomfortable to stay there.

And, this new tennis court is also a dog's playground???? Because I saw so many dogs in there. I also saw people bring their dogs to children's playground, and I mean BIG dogs.

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2019, 10:13:36 AM »
Beautiful park, but please neighbors, first thing I saw walking into the park was dogs poop! I see it all over JH, but this is new park, have some respect! If you own a dog, please CLEAN after!

Next, two boys were sitting on one of the benches next to children's playground and smoking marihuana. Everything smelled so it was really uncomfortable to stay there.

And, this new tennis court is also a dog's playground???? Because I saw so many dogs in there. I also saw people bring their dogs to children's playground, and I mean BIG dogs.

I have recently noticed more dog poop in the area. Is it a coincidence that it has happened more after Washington Plaza started allowing dogs?

Offline 80JHer

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2019, 10:22:02 AM »
The off hours children’s playground that is somehow turned to dog run park is out of control.   

When did this become a thing?  How can we stop it?

Any thing worse then a NyC dog owner?   Even the ones that actually pick up the dog shit, don’t actually pick up  all the dog shit.  The smears covering JH and specifically the playgrounds is not just repulsive, but dangerous. 

Offline itsit

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #43 on: February 04, 2019, 11:11:12 AM »
 Sadly, there was a fight in the first week of this part of the park being opened with middle schoolers from different schools. No
serious casualties but there was a knife and a baseball bat involved. Some people did not think closing the street was a good
idea based on police getting to the area from Northern Blvd and am part of that group.Hope this was a one off problem but
am wishing for more police presence in Travers Park- even though that has opposition too. I think the open areas are a
skateboarders dream but am wondering if that was the intent? Kind of doubt it.

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #44 on: February 05, 2019, 08:04:27 PM »
I hung out in the park for a bit on Sunday, enjoying the nice weather. The park is already so much better than it was. I'll definitely be spending more time there this year.

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #44 on: February 05, 2019, 08:04:27 PM »