Improvements To Vernon Blvd. Dog Run Announced

Michael Gianaris

September 29, 2011

 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.


Gianaris said, “As more young families move to Long Island City, it is important that neighborhood amenities keep up with the positive changes taking place throughout the community. The refurbishment of this dog run is a reflection of Long Island City’s development as a hospitable, animal-loving community. I look forward to seeing Western Queens residents and their pets taking advantage of all this new dog run will offer.”

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