Respecting the past, Building the future

A Beach on the Astoria Waterfront

Trying to make the best of a bad situation, the Durst Organization has announced plans to create a temporary Cultural Center and Beach Area on the site of the stalled Hallets Point project.

There will be no access to the water on the “Beach”. The site will be at First St. and 27th Ave, which features a great view of Manhattan and Randall’s island. It will include a stage, and a fenced off area for film, dance, music and other events. It is expected to open this summer.

Durst for many years operated a similar site next to the Water taxi Pier in Long Island City.

Photo: Hallets Cove Lawn Plaza – credit Studio V Architecture and Field Operations





Avatar for Richard Khuzami

Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.

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