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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In late November, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans to build a visitor center at the historic Bowne House property. The proposal includes a new 1,250-square-foot building, which will hold a gallery, lobby, two restrooms and an office, altered pathways and new fencing. We got our hands on the approved LPC proposal, which includes details […]
The New York Times published a nice piece on Rufino Garcia, a delivery truck driver based at the 5Pointz warehouse. Garcia hated graffiti, constantly painting over any that popped up on his truck, until 5Pointz curator Jonathan Cohen (aka Meres One) painted his signature lightbulbs on the truck. Says the Times, “The truck has not […]
Crain’s reports big news for the shores of Long Island City: The city tapped TF Cornerstone and the nonprofit Selfhelp Community Services to develop the second phase of Hunter’s Point South. According to the HPD, this is the last and largest development pushed by the outgoing Bloomberg administration. TF Cornerstone will build two towers, 36 […]
Queens Pol Introduces Bill Requiring Quiet Airlines Over JFK, LaGuardia [NY Daily News] Smith, Halloran Fight To Dismiss Some Of The Corruption Charges Against Them [NY1] Woodhaven to Host Second Railway Forum [Queens Chronicle] Throgs Neck Bridge Changes Readied [Queens Chronicle] Adult Day Care Celebrates Grand Opening [The Wave] Sunnyside Bars Ring in the Holidays […]