Public Trust Doctrine

Public Trust Doctrine is a principle talking about how certain natural and cultural resources are available only for the public to use. It is the government’s job to maintain and protect the resources that are available for the use by the public. A blog written by actor, Mark Ruffalo, wrote about how New York...

Privately-Owned Public Space(POPS)

Privately-Owned Public Space, also known as POPS, is an amenity constructed and maintained by the owner for public use in exchange for having more access to areas. These places are often located in commercial districts and other districts of similar nature. POPS are often achieved through a process called incentive zoning, however POPS have...

Sunnyside Gentrified!

  Queens is my home. It’s my borough, it’s where I go back after a trip out of state or after a night out with friends in the “city” (Manhattan).  I was born and raised in Sunnyside, Queens and now I reside a few blocks over in Woodside. I’m glad to still be living...

The Father’s Heart Ministries

    The Father’s Heart Ministries is a local non-profit organization that began in 1998 by Pastors Chuck and Carol Vedral. They have been part of the church since 1966 along with members of their family and clergy.  It is based in a old church addressed 545 E 11th Street in the heart of...

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