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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Founder's Hall, a part of the renowned Rockefeller University is a National Historic Landmark. This historic structure is now houses a residence hall and first year students' hostel. Though the space is now equipped with modern facilities and swanky interiors, its facade has been preserved and is a reminder of its historical significance.
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.
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.
At the Rockefeller University, the sciences take a humane form as the scientists and researchers try to decode the mysteries of science and find cures for various infectious disorders. Its prominent researchers are credited with having made huge breakthroughs that have helped man battle fatal diseases. Equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities and laboratories, the institute offers various doctoral courses for research aspirants. The University hospital provides top notch clinical care facilities.
'St. John Nepomucene Parish' was founded by Slovaks from Central Europe. The Reverend Francis Pribyl was the first Pastor here. The interiors of the church has a fantastic design and the colorful glass paintings makes a good impression from the first sight itself. Get your family here for a mass and feel like heaven.
The First Hungarian Reformed Church of New York is a brick building that is constructed in archetypal Hungarian vernacular architectural style. The congregation was established in 1895 and is of tremendous historic importance. Its significance has increased further owing to the fact that it is one of only two Hungarian Reformed churches in Manhattan. The two-story and three-bay structure has an elegant entrance and an 80-foot (24-meter) bell tower. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the year 2000.
Blackwell Island was also referred to as Welfare Island and thus the Blackwell Island Lighthouse is also referred to as the Welfare Island lighthouse or Roosevelt Lighthouse. It is a unique structure built in stone, and is placed at the northeastern tip of Roosevelt Island. The rough ashlars in its construction adds to it beauty. It is approximately 50 feet (15 meters) tall in height and was built out of gray gneiss. After being decommissioned in the 1940s, it was designated a city landmark in 1975. Over the years, it has gained a lot of historic significance.
An array of bird species and tribute to bison, elk, mountain lion and other wildlife are featured at this family friendly center.