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Offline Scott

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Travers Park Update
« on: December 04, 2016, 11:33:21 AM »
City: Travers Park rebuild won't completed until 2018
NYC Parks has completed the design phase of the long-awaited Travers Park renovation about a year behind schedule, according to the Jackson Heights Post. The Travers Park reconstruction attempts to unify Travers Park, the 78th Street Pedestrian Plaza and Staunton Field into one, much-greener recreation area with a minimum of fences separating it from the surrounding streets and community.

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2016, 12:03:46 PM »
Unfortunately, the construction has been delayed again and now won't start until 2018. Just heard this from NYC Parks' District Manager for our area of Queens. It's supposed to be done in phases so some of the park is open at all times, but that also means the work will take longer since they are not working on all of it at once.

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2016, 02:23:01 AM »
Unfortunately, the construction has been delayed again and now won't start until 2018. Just heard this from NYC Parks' District Manager for our area of Queens. It's supposed to be done in phases so some of the park is open at all times, but that also means the work will take longer since they are not working on all of it at once.
This is insanely disappointing. This rebuild was part of what our future move to JH so appealing.

Offline ShinjukuBaby

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 07:10:08 AM »
I've waited this long so I can keep waiting, but this seems crazy.  Why the delay?

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2018, 03:56:47 PM »
What is going on in Travers Park?

Offline JHMNY

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2018, 04:20:03 PM »
What is going on in Travers Park?

The Jackson Heights Green Alliance sent out an update on the work scheduled for Travers Park back in late December, 2017.  If you click on the Alliance's link, you'll see the same content from that e-mail.  And according to the NYC Parks Department, the construction phase is to begin this month.


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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2018, 04:47:33 PM »
There already flyers between 78th and 79th street on 34th ave regarding no parking on Sunday for farmer market.

The website estimate the construction to take 1.5 yr, hope it will be on time.

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2018, 04:56:53 PM »
And here's an update regarding the Sunday JH Greenmarket from the Jackson Heights Beautification Group:


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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2018, 09:20:37 AM »
A year and half to just complete the green lawn? Or a year and half to do the whole thing including the new toddler playground?  How can these projects take so long?

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2018, 03:52:57 PM »
 Didn't get a photo yet but the work at Travers Park has begun! Can someone post what it looks like.

Offline BennyB

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2018, 12:52:34 PM »
There's a backhoe sitting on the concrete near where they play volleyball

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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2018, 06:11:42 PM »
A year and half to just complete the green lawn? Or a year and half to do the whole thing including the new toddler playground?  How can these projects take so long?

You know the CHEAP FAST GOOD triangle, right?

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2018, 08:27:59 PM »
The Jackson Heights Post has an update on the parking renovation. Apparently the official groundbreaking wasn't until last Friday. A picture is posted in a link in the article. Looks like my tennis playing friends will lose their blacktop tennis court, and the SJA girls softball teams will need a new home. https://jacksonheightspost.com/reconstruction-of-travers-park-is-underway

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2018, 08:29:57 PM »
Park, not parking.

Offline 80JHer

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2018, 01:27:08 PM »
I still can’t wrap my head around this taking over a year.  Won’t be complete until 2019!!    The Empire State Building was built in a year, get it done you lazy nyc unions. It’s a field and some Astro turf.

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Re: Travers Park Update
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2018, 01:27:08 PM »