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.
This Wednesday, the Food Bank For New York City visited the Rockaways to kick off its “Thankful to Give” campaign for the holiday season. The Food Bank, alongside the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, distributed Thanksgiving turkeys and other holiday trimmings to local residents still struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Over 100 families came […]
The brokerage firm Modern Spaces is testing the price limit on Long Island City penthouse units, with a number of listings asking close to $3,000,000. Queens Courier notes a few in particular: the $2,500,000 duplex condo at new townhouse development FIVE Forty One (rendered above, check it out in person here), a three-bedroom condo at […]
The owners of Bareburger, the successful mini-chain that started in Astoria, have special plans in the works for the old Athens Cafe space at 32-07 30th Avenue. Athens Cafe closed earlier this month, with lots of rumors surrounding what would replace it. But this week, We Heart Astoria, Astoria Post and DNAinfo have all shared […]
Two comedians walk into a Sunnyside bar…and a stand-up series is born. Local humorists Colin Samuel (above) and Lindsay Goldwert (pictured after the jump) have recently committed to producing at least two shows a month and bringing New York City’s best up-and-coming talent to the neighborhood. Dubbed “Puttin’ on the Bliss,” these acts will take place every other week […]
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