Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Cathy Nolan and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer will hold a press conference announcing the start of construction on the Vernon Boulevard dog run on Tuesday, September 20 at 2 pm. The elected officials have been working with Queens West Development Corporation, New York State Department of Parks and DOG LIC, a local advocacy group, to renovate and greatly enhance the dog run. The press conference will be held across the street from the dog run, on the west side of Vernon Boulevard at 48th Avenue.
The Queens Gazette wrote about the recently renovated Vernon Blvd. Dog Run, partly implemented by Senator Gianaris. He hopes its long-awaited improvements will benefit Long Island City residents -- and their pets.
State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Catherine Nolan and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer announced on Sept. 20 that long-awaited renovations to the Vernon Boulevard Dog Run in Long Island City have begun. The elected officials, along with Queens West Development Corporation (QWDC), New York State Department of Parks and DOG LIC, a local advocacy group, have worked together since last year to make major improvements to the park.
The Queens Gazette wrote about the reopening of the improved Long Island City dog run on Vernon Blvd. Senator Gianaris had worked on securing enough funds to create such renovations, with other elected officials, DOG LIC, and Queens West Development Corporation (QWDC).
The Queens Gazette reported on AT&T's expansion of free access to their Wi-Fi service in several new parks in New York, including Astoria Park. Senator Gianaris is thrilled that many Western Queens resident will be able to have such access from Astoria Park, as we continue to stay connected in this digital age.
Yournabe.com reported on the recent renovations on the Vernon Blvd. Dog Run in Long Island City.
A dog run off Vernon Boulevard that has for some time been a green-and-brown fenced-off lot will more than double in size and sport numerous amenities after construction finishes.
The updated run will also include drinking fountains for both dogs and people, new lighting, new covered trash cans, railings which will protect the existing trees from dogs and shade structures, Gianaris’ office said.
Senator Gianaris helped increase dogs' acces to Gantry State Plaza, which DNAinfo.com wrote about in the story below. Last year, Senator Gianaris helped renovate the Vernon Boulevard Dog Run in LIC to ensure our four-legged friends have a pleasant environment to spend time.
LONG ISLAND CITY — It’s barking news for LIC dogs!
Neighborhood pooches and their owners can now enjoy strolling along Pier 1 in Gantry Plaza State Park all day after the state Parks Department quietly revised its policy — a major victory for dog owners.
Previously, dog owners had been able to walk their pets on the pier, a popular area for dog-lovers, only from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.