53-05 Queens Blvd
Woodside, NY 11377
Phone: (718) 205-1400
Fax: (718) 205-1411
Cultural entertainment at this theatre includes Spanish musicals, classic and contemporary Spanish drama.
The Long Island City Courthouse is a historic court that is spread over 2 acres (0.81 hectares) of land. The courthouse features a criminal court, county court, the district Attorney staff, and the county sheriff's office. This place is known as a historical landmark, and is also added on to the register of National Historic Places.
Newtown Creek Nature Walk is a walk-way, that was designed by environmental sculptor, George Trakas. It was built by order of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as part of the restoration work being done on the city's waste-water treatment plant. The walk-way is about quarter of a mile, and is a good way of teaching its visitors about the city's waste -water treatment plan, through a look at its water digesters and settling tanks. Visitors also get to learn a lot about the city's history at Newtown Creek Nature Walk.
Formerly called Winthrop Park, Monsignor McGolrick Park was renamed so after the then pastor of the local church. It is a popular recreational space located in the heart of Brooklyn. This dog-friendly park features a Shelter Pavilion, several playgrounds and a historic monument. The statue commemorates the people of Greenpoint who partook in World War I, and is an icon of victory and peace.
An array of bird species and tribute to bison, elk, mountain lion and other wildlife are featured at this family friendly center.
A popular neighborhood recreational spot, the Queensbridge Park lies overlooking the East River, near the Queensboro Bridge, the park’s namesake. Spread over an area of 20.34 acres (8.2 hectares), this park comes equipped with facilities like dog runs, baseball fields, barbecuing areas, playgrounds, and handball courts. The history of the park is entwined with the history of the Queensboro Bridge, and the park was created as a part of a major redevelopment project of the area. Today, the park offers a green respite for the residents, and also acts as a community gathering point, hosting several community events. See the website to know more about upcoming events and other details about this park.
Socrates Sculpture Park was founded in 1986 when artist Mark di Suvero, along with significant others, transformed this illegal dump-yard to an open studio and exhibition center as well as a neighborhood park. This is the only site that provides a large space for artists to create and display their talent and generate interaction amongst the artists and the public. As a recognition for the exceptional contribution made by this museum to the art world, it has been honored by many awards. The park holds may activities and education programs for children to encourage their raw talent and build confidence. The park also holds a weekly farmer's market, perfect for stocking up on those healthy greens.
New York can be a magical place, and this is one way to unlock some of that magic. Board the Roosevelt Island tram and enjoy panoramic views of New York from 250 feet above the East River. The cost is nominal, and the ride lasts four minutes. Once you get to the Island, you can take the minibus and visit one of the historical landmarks, parks or recreation fields there. Call for more details.
Today street clocks are not popular as they were in the 19th Century, which is why a glimpse of one may be a marvel. Located on the sidewalk of Brooklyn's Greenpoint neigborhood, this street clock erected by the Bomelstein's Jewelers in the late 1800s is the last of its kind in the city. The store owned by Bomelstein's on this street is gone, but the clock stands proudly, serving as a city landmark.
One of the major crossings of the East River between the boroughs of Manhattan and Queen, the Queensboro Bridge is one of the busiest routes in New York City. This bridge is a major attraction for locals and visitors. Being 3725 feet (1135 meters) long and 7449 feet (2270 meters) high, it is designed for heavier loads than any other bridges.
Named for its splendid shape, The Octagon is a historical building in Manhattan. It serves as the entrance to the New York City Lunatic Asylum. The dome is as huge as a five stories, and is the only remnant of the hospital. This structure is now converted into a large complex that attracts visitors. Built in 1834, it is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Greenpoint Shul or Congregation Ahavas Israel was established in 1893. It occupies two buildings, one of which was formerly a Congregationalist Church. Steeped in over a century of history, it continues to host sabbath services and holiday worship that are followed by the meal tradition. It also organizes several seminars and community events. This Jewish institution is the sole survivor of five synagogues that once called Greenpoint home.