The Yankees and Manchester City, co-owners of the new New York soccer team, may already be backing away from their attempts to build a new stadium in Corona Park, according to the Times Ledger. The paper found documents that suggest that the teams are seeking to avoid turmoil and community opposition at the site, although a spokeswoman said Corona Park was still on the table. Other sites examined by Major League Soccer for a stadium include locations in the Aqueduct Racino in South Ozone Park, the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road station, Hallets Cove in Astoria, and Forest Hills, as well as three spots in Flushing Meadows.
Over here at Q’Stoner, we are big fans of the organization 596 Acres, which helps New Yorkers access vacant, publicly-owned land and gives them the tools to start community gardens. While 596 Acres does work all over New York, they’ve done a lot in Queens: they are currently hosting this exhibit at the Queens Museum, […]
The latest news from the 5Pointz construction site is that what once stood is absolutely done for. The tipster who sent us this photo reports that the last remaining building was demolished this week. The final structures slated for demolition were the townhouses along Jackson Avenue, which were about half demolished earlier this month. Demolition […]
It was so nice they did it twice. Flushing Meadows Corona Park hosted the 1939-1940 World’s Fair and the one that ran in 1964 and 1965. Both events – which took place over two, consecutive, six-month periods – had major impact on Queens and the rest of the world. Plus, both are currently celebrating major anniversaries (50th and 75th). […]
Astoria 24-43 33rd Street Broker: Charles Rutenberg Price: $1,169,000 Sunday, 12:00 – 2:00 pm GMAP Jamaica Estates 184-61 Tudor Road Broker: Exit Realty First Choice Price: $1,099,000 Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm GMAP Forest Hills 109-14 Ascan Avenue Broker: Halstead Price: $325,000 Sunday, 2:30 – 4:30 pm GMAP Rego Park 65 -65 Wetherole Street Broker: […]
I may not have expressly stated it previously, but even though I am able to function in summer, the heat and humidity wears me down to a nub by Labor Day every year; and I don’t feel fully dressed unless I can wear a jacket. Psychoanalyze that any way you wish, but I have always […]