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Offline fillmorep

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New food court
« on: August 05, 2020, 08:03:48 AM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/03/dining/chinatown-outdoor-dining-coronavirus.html

At the end of this piece in today's Times, Pete Wells describes a new food court coming to JH at 37th Road and 74th St., designed by David Rockwell. The current outdoor court in Chinatown, just opened, is a model.

This could really make that congested part of JH so much more visually coherent and would of course be a boon to local food vendors. May it happen!!

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Re: New food court
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2020, 09:09:28 AM »
Diversity Plaza itself would be great as an outdoor food court.
As is 37th Rd as well for outdoor dining.

Offline hum@njukebox1

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Re: New food court
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2020, 06:47:49 PM »
It would be a boon to the neighborhood if that area could be transformed.

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Re: New food court
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2020, 04:58:18 PM »
 Please, please. It's kind of scary now with no attempt at social distancing to find a path to enter the subway from Diversity Plaza.

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Re: New food court
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2020, 09:30:59 AM »
"The new seating on Mott Street is Rockwell Group’s sixth outdoor-dining installation, and the first one shared by several restaurants.

Another communal dining cluster is scheduled for later this month. It will radiate from the intersection of 37th Road and 74th Street in Jackson Heights, in the part of Queens that had the highest concentration of illness from Covid-19. Like the businesses of Chinatown, the Nepalese, Bangladeshi and Indian restaurants on those blocks have been slow to exploit the new outdoor dining rules."

Really cool news.

Offline JHResident

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Re: New food court
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2020, 10:17:29 PM »
According to Eater.com, 37th Road between 74th and 75th Streets has been officially added to the list of blocked off streets for restaurants under Friends of Diversity Plaza.
https://ny.eater.com/platform/amp/2020/8/14/21369419/open-streets-outdoor-dining-nyc

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Re: New food court
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2020, 01:17:57 PM »
Today I ordered food from Angel Indian, to try one of their new meat dishes for lunch.  When I got to the street at 12:15, it was closed to traffic, and full of tables, and every single table was occupied with people enjoying themselves.
Honestly it was refreshing to see this and I was happy to see the restaurants busy. 

Offline KGDHP

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Re: New food court
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2020, 07:41:13 AM »
I don't know if anyone saw, but Queens Neighborhoods United is still trying to be relevant and is trying to start a petition to shut down the planned food court idea surrounding Diversity Plaza.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CD_yEKTDtm7/?igshid=pwg7mc8knnh2

This group honestly just has nothing better to do, don't they?

I'm glad people are using the space. I worried for some of these restaurants.


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Re: New food court
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2020, 10:06:26 AM »
I don't know if anyone saw, but Queens Neighborhoods United is still trying to be relevant and is trying to start a petition to shut down the planned food court idea surrounding Diversity Plaza.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CD_yEKTDtm7/?igshid=pwg7mc8knnh2

This group honestly just has nothing better to do, don't they?

I'm glad people are using the space. I worried for some of these restaurants.

They just can't help themselves. They obviously hate it when there's any sign of anything nice/good (progress) happening in the community.

I have seen them do hateful things like this in the past, but this takes the cake. They are so afraid of, as they put it "gentrifying forces" that they are willing to sacrifice the financial survival of small businesses and restaurants in that area. And these restaurants are owned by the people they usually claim to protect. It's ugly behavior.

Offline Jeffsayyes

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Re: New food court
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2020, 10:26:01 AM »
They do have some good points but if we wait for everyone to be consulted, we'll be waiting another year

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Re: New food court
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2020, 11:50:48 AM »
I don't know if anyone saw, but Queens Neighborhoods United is still trying to be relevant and is trying to start a petition to shut down the planned food court idea surrounding Diversity Plaza.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CD_yEKTDtm7/?igshid=pwg7mc8knnh2

This group honestly just has nothing better to do, don't they?

I'm glad people are using the space. I worried for some of these restaurants.

They just can't help themselves. They obviously hate it when there's any sign of anything nice/good (progress) happening in the community.

I have seen them do hateful things like this in the past, but this takes the cake. They are so afraid of, as they put it "gentrifying forces" that they are willing to sacrifice the financial survival of small businesses and restaurants in that area. And these restaurants are owned by the people they usually claim to protect. It's ugly behavior.

A political organization who is against change in order to gain power for themselves.

If they really wanted to help folks, they would do outreach and offer services to the people they claim to represent.


Offline JHResident

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Re: New food court
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2020, 11:19:03 PM »
The Mott St concept is also coming to Woodside Avenue according to StreetsblogNYC:

"Fresh off the heels of transforming car-congested Mott Street into an open-air dining piazza, New York’s top restaurant architect will bring the concept to two Queens neighborhoods that have suffered greatly from the economic downturn linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starting this weekend, DineOut NYC — a restaurant-industry collaboration with starchitect David Rockwell — will create public dining areas at 37th Road and 75th Street next to Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights, and on Woodside Avenue, between 76 and 78th streets in Elmhurst."
https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2020/08/20/mott-haven-in-queens-car-free-restaurant-streets-to-open-in-jackson-heights-and-elmhurst/

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Re: New food court
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2020, 11:19:03 PM »