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Astoria Park

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Astoria Park War Memorial

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  • Location: Shore Blvd. (behind swimming pool)
  • Sculptor: Gaetano Cecere
  • Architect: Ruehl and Warren
  • Description: Stele with bas-relief on pedestal on stepped base
  • Materials: Concord, Massachusetts granite
  • Dimensions: Stele H: 6' W: 3'9"; Pedestal H: 3' W: 15'; Base H: 10" W: 20'; Total H: 12' (all approximate)
  • Cast: 1926
  • Dedicated: 1926
  • Donor: Long Island City Committee
  • Inscription: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT / A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS /---/ ERECTED 1926 BY THE PEOPLE OF LONG ISLAND CITY / IN HONOR OF ALL THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS WHO SERVED IN THE WORLD WAR 1914-1918

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Running TracksAstoria Park

The track at Astoria Park is currently closed for reconstruction as part of our Anchor Parks initiative to improve the quality of major parks across the city. While the track is under construction, we encourage you to join the New York Road Runners’ free weekly NYRR Open Run, which meets for walks and runs on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. north of the parking lot, by the pool. You can also look for NYRR Mile Markers to track your distance along a measured course in the park. Please visit our Capital Projects Tracker for the latest on our construction progress.


Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

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