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.
Earlier this summer, we reported that Frank’s Pharmacy would relocate in Jackson Heights after a massive fire hit the Bruson Building on 37th Avenue. (Over 50 small businesses located within the building were lost in total.) Frank’s new location is 77-01 37th Avenue, on the corner of 77th Street. Now the New York Daily News […]
Past attendees include former President Bill Clinton, current First Lady Michelle Obama, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Alec Baldwin, and Rafael Nadal. For some it’s the unofficial start to the U.S. Open and a tribute to an athletic and civil rights legend, but for others, it’s an entertainment-heavy day full of pop culture sensations, exhibitions by professional […]
It’s time for the block party to end all block parties, the community fun day to end all community fun days, the fundraiser concert to end all fundraiser concerts, and the film series to end all film series. Other activities include beach movies, a US Open preview, and history lessons on the Revolutionary War. Here’s […]
Why is this Forest Hills home, at 67-60 110 Street, asking $2,500,000? Seriously, we can’t figure it out. It’s a large lot, at 5,000 square feet, but we can’t imagine there’s much development potential since this is a low-density residential area. The lot is entirely paved, so there’s no appeal of a backyard. And the […]
I hope you will enjoy a repost of one of my first Queenswalks. Next week will be brand new. A trip from Brooklyn to Queens across that semi-movable parking lot known as the Brooklyn Queens Expressway will always take you over a vast expanse of the land of the dead. Although you can’t help but […]