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.
Welcome to the Q’Stoner food feature, Signature Dish! Once a week we check in with Queens restaurants and ask the owners about the all-time favorite dishes they serve. If you know of a dish you’d like to see featured here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Spot: The Thirsty Koala, 35-12 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria. The Deal: Although Queens has […]
Interested in renting a sprawling Tudor home in the heart of Forest Hills Gardens? Well, it’s your lucky day. 135 Puritan Avenue is up for rent asking $8,500 a month. The home is quite lovely, with lots of dark woodwork, and of course that facade is classic Forest Hills Gardens. Do you think the number […]
There’s an unusual enclave in Queens where Jamaica meets Briarwood, on 145th and 146th Streets and 88th and 89th Avenue east to Sutphin Boulevard, where the avenues are paved with incredible red brick. Every few years I go back to see if the red brick streets are still there, and as of December 2013, I have not […]
Back in October of last year, Far Rockaway Shoreditch opened in the Shoreditch neighborhood of London, which is, according to Rockawayist, “London’s equivalent of Williamsburg and the center of the creative and digital media industry.” Rockawayist profiled the joint yesterday, which calls itself an “American style bar and restaurant inspired by urban street art and […]
Last week, Kinfolk Magazine profiled a classic seven apartment in the Towers co-op building. We loved the design, our only wish was for more interior photos! A Q’Stoner commenter pointed out this Pinterest page featuring more pictures of the apartment, including images of the living room, dining room and more bedrooms. You have to scroll […]