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.
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Here’s a lovely ode by NY City Lens to the Ridgewood Theatre, which will be converted to a residential development. The theater stopped running in 2008 and has remained empty ever since. The article captures a brief summer moment in the theater’s life: With its entrance boarded up, a single plywood panel remains ajar to […]
An 18-room Malba mansion at 19 Center Drive just got picked up for $2,500,000. Queens Courier reports that the 6,500-square-foot home has five bedrooms, a theater, a spiral staircase, fireplace and pool. You can check out pictures from the old listing here — this house is really something; the real estate agent calls it “one […]
Tomorrow Mela’s Cafe is opening at 71-02 Kissena Boulevard, on the corner of 71st Avenue in Kew Gardens Hills. Queens Courier got a sneak peek of the restaurant, which will serve creative Latin dishes. The space sits 90 people and has a bar, booths and tables. The interior looks nice and contemporary, with lots of […]
It’s unique, but multifaceted. It’s local, but international. It’s filthy rich in culture, but free. On August 30th, the Queens Museum will host Oye Corona, an afternoon celebration of art, music, dance, print-making, and exercise at Corona Plaza. Visitors will be able to partake in creative activities with roots in Bangladesh, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and […]