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Flushing park bench dedicated in memory of former Council Member Paul Vallone

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Jun. 18, 2024 By Czarinna Andres The Friends of Francis Lewis Park held a heartfelt ceremony to honor the late Council Member Paul A. Vallone with a dedicated bench in the park at 147th Street and 3rd Avenue, on Friday, June 14. Paul A. Vallone, who passed away earlier this year, was remembered for his…
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Organizer of ‘Pink in the Park’ reflects on this year’s breast cancer event in Whitestone

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Oct. 10, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan For the fourth annual Pink in the Park Ribbon Dedication and Walk in Whitestone’s Francis Lewis Park, hundreds gathered in solidarity with survivors and to remember the lives lost to breast cancer.  “This year by far was the biggest event, and it started very small,” said Dorian Mecir, one of the organizers of the event held on Sunday Oct. 1, which marked the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  It was put together by the same women who make up Friends of Francis Lewis Park, a group dedicated to maintaining the park with weekly…
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Francis Lewis Park in Whitestone receives $2.1M for upgrades to restrooms, water fountains

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Sep. 27, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Newly allocated funding will bring upgraded restrooms and a three-part water fountain for drinking, filling up bottles and hydrating pets at Francis Lewis Park in Whitestone.  Councilwoman Vickie Paladino announced the allocation of $2.1 million for improvements to the 17-acre park in partnership with City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams…
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