Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Opens Renovated Dog Run

Michael Gianaris

October 13, 2011

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).

State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Catherine Nolan and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer held a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 6 for the refurbished Vernon Boulevard Dog Run in Long Island City. The elected officials, along with Queens West Development Corporation (QWDC), state Department of Parks and DOG LIC, a local advocacy group, worked together since last year to secure funding for the much-needed renovation to the dog run and are pleased to finally announce the renewed run is open and ready for use.

“Dog lovers rejoice! The new Vernon Boulevard Dog Run makes clear that Long Island City is a pet friendly community. As Western Queens continues to grow and develop more resources for community use, I encourage everyone to visit this new dog run and experience for themselves all the great things this park and the surrounding neighborhood have to offer.”

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