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March 7, 2005
A WALK THROUGH QUEENS
GAHS Press Release

December 11, 2004
MUMFORD PLAQUE DEDICATED
Sunnyside Gardens

February 19, 2004 Queens Tribune
END OF AN ERA: SCALAMANDRE SET TO LEAVE QUEENS
Scalamandre Moves to South Carolina.

January 3, 2004 New York Times
BLUE BLOOD AMID THE GAS PUMPS
Queen's Famous Families.

November 17, 2003 The New Yorker
WHOOSH
Roosevelt Island's pneumatic garbage collection system.

October 9, 2003 New York Times
IF YOU'RE THINKING OF LIVING IN | ASTORIA
Accessable, affordable, and highly diverse.

September 26, 2003 Daily News
BID TO DESIGN VILLAGE OF OLYMPIC PROPORTIONS
New York group bidding for 2012 Olympics wants names of designers interested in creating housing on southwest tip of Long Island City.

September 26, 2003 Daily News
SPEYER LANDS LIC MUNICIPAL GARAGE SITE
Where is real estate mogul Jerry Speyer going now? He's going to Queens.

September 25, 2003 New York Times
CITY PLANS DESIGN COMPETITION FOR A 2012 OLYMPIC VILLAGE
An international architectural competition will be held to design the 2012 Olympic Village, where more than 16,000 athletes and coaches would live if New York City is selected as the host of the Summer Games.

August 9, 2003
JAZZ LEGEND BIX BEIDERBECKE REMEMBERED IN SUNNYSIDE
In memory of the anniversary of the death of jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke, "the Bix Beiderbecke Sunnyside Memorial Committee" held a special plaque unveiling ceremony.

April 28, 2003 —Main Street WIRE
SOUTHPOINT PARK OPENS AND IS THRONGED
A few hundred Roosevelt Islanders – perhaps several hundred – visited Southpoint Park Sunday, on the first inviting Spring day after the new park opened. They came on foot, on bicycles, and in wheelchairs; as individuals, groups of friends, and families. They ranged in age from a pair of twins less than a year old through seniors nearing 90. They saw nesting geese, the Renwick ruin, and had views of Manhattan previously seen only by Fourth of July visitors. They made photographs, picnicked, played tag, had quiet conversations, and took the air.

February 14, 2003—Western Queens Gazette
BRONX MAN PURSUES HELL GATE'S TREASURE AND A DREAM
Is a fortune in gold and silver buried within the remains of a sunken British frigate lying in the clay beneath the murky waters of the Hell Gate channel? One man, Joseph Govornali, believes so. The story of the HMS Hussar was the subject of his lecture at the Astoria Historical Society on Monday night.

February 9, 2003—New York Daily News
DESTINATION: MOMA
Matisse and Picasso are not the only notable new residents of Long Island City

November, 11, 2002 —Center for an Urban Future
"THE CREATIVE ENGINE" BY NEIL SCOTT KLEINMAN, ET ALI
“More recently, with the help of a large city incentive package, Metropolitan Life moved 1,500 employees from Manhattan to a 400,000 square foot converted factory building on Queens Plaza North. If locals thought the arrival of MetLife would usher in a new wave of cultural development and mixed-use retail activity, they were wrong. MetLife received a hefty $26.2 million in discretionary tax and energy incentives over the next 20 years from the city, and the state kicked in $4.3 million in grants and loans for worker training and renovation costs. But like the Citicorp tower down the street, the MetLife building wasn’t developed in a way that encourages the firms’ employees to participate in the surrounding neighborhood. It has all the 'comforts of home' with a gym, cafeteria, ATM, and stamp vendors. The company is currently floating the idea of a pedestrian tunnel from the 7 train right into their building. If this happens, not a single worker will actually have to set foot in Long Island City.”

June 5, 2002 —Village Voice
SPIRITUAL LIFE RETURNS TO NEW YORK HARBOR
GAHS President Bob Singleton comments on Sunswick Beach

 

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