The Department of City Planning approved on Wednesday the U.S. Tennis Association’s contentious plan to expand its stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, DNAinfo reported. The approval comes in the wake of the Association’s concession to return 1.56 acres of parkland to the public in return for development rights for a 0.68 acre parcel, a move that didn’t satisfy some community activists. City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden said at the vote that there would be “no loss of public parkland in order to accomplish the proposed upgrade to the tennis center,” according to DNAinfo. Corona Park may soon be the site of another land battle if the new Major League Soccer team seeks to build a stadium there.
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Tonight, Council Member Van Bramer is holding his third neighborhood assembly to discuss Participatory Budgeting in the 26th District. The meeting is for all residents of Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside who have ideas on how $1,000,000 of taxpayer money should be spent within the district. Over the next several months, community members […]
41-25 23rd Street, the dinky three-family property pictured above, just hit public records for $1,875,000. Yes, $1.875M. The reason? For one, it’s located right off of Queens Plaza North and the Queensboro Plaza subway station. And according to PropertyShark, zoning allows for a building five times the current size. The new owners have not filed […]
Sometimes Queens is so diverse it’s scary. Upcoming Halloween events include everything from senior events to youth events; cemetery fun to casino fun; and food-making to mask-making. And let’s not even begin to discuss all the great neighborhoods for trick-or-treating. To aid decision-making, the Queens Tourism Council suggests the following activities because they combine enjoyment with […]
Q’Stoners, where do you take your kids to go trick or treating? In yesterday’s events post, there was some disagreement on whether or not Forest Hills and Forest Hills Gardens is a good place to stop for candy. Leave your suggestions in the comments below so we know what neighborhoods to hit up tomorrow evening!