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No Group Sports in Astoria Park

We have just returned from the Track at Astoria Park, and it looks like there is a new policy that does not allow any group sports on the infield. The soccer goals have been removed, and there is enforcement by both the NYPD and Parks Enforcement Officers.

We have reached out to both Parks and the NYPD for confirmation and will advise if and when received.

We only have to assume that Social Distancing was not observed during group sports, and in order to keep everyone safe they had to temporarily eliminate them.

Social distancing in Astoria Park


We look forward to a return to normalcy, especially hard with a brand new beautiful facility like the track and soccer field, but the primary concern must be everyone’s health. Remember, while most participants are young and healthy, they can bring sickness to those around them, especially their elders. And we are sure no one wants that!.

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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