Council Member Ruben Wills introduced a bill this Tuesday to explore the feasibility of building a cricket stadium in Queens. The New York Post reports that Council Member Willis believes the stadium will give the borough an economic boost — “We have the largest and fastest-growing population of Indo-Caribbean and south Asian populations. Everywhere in the world cricket is the number two sport, only behind [soccer],” Wills stated. “We want to make sure we can introduce this into mainstream New York and we also want to look at the end game of creating a cricket stadium in New York.” The bill proposed a 10-member task force to study the impacts of the sport in New York City, as well as the potential use of park land for cricket fields. Currently there is only one cricket stadium in the country, in Lauderhill, Florida.
After nine neighborhood assemblies and public meetings in Astoria, Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, the Woodside Houses, the Queensbridge Houses and the Big Six Towers, residents of the 26th District have pitched hundreds of ideas for an upcoming participatory budgeting vote. Several hundred residents showed up to the meetings, which took place over the past […]
The proposal to extend the Motor Parkway Greenway is making headway! Last night, Queens Community Board 13 unanimously endorsed a proposal to extend the bicycle and pedestrian path eastward towards Glen Oaks. Currently, the greenway begins at Cunningham Park and abruptly ends at Winchester Boulevard. The organization pushing for this extension wants to create a […]
This month, the Aperitif Bistro Lounge Wine Bar opened at 213-41 39th Avenue, in Bayside. (It’s the former location of Bentley’s Off Bell, which is predictably located right off Bell Bouelvard.) This is the second location of the restaurant; the first is located in Long Island. The menu focuses on “French cuisine infused with a […]
It’s not hard to follow; it just has a long title: Screening Room, or, The Return of Andrea Kleine (as revealed through a re-enactment of a 1977 television program about a ‘long and baffling’ film by Yvonne Rainer). Kleine describes herself as an “avant auteur,” “former vaudevillian,” “wayward dancer,” and “literature writer.” But in Screening Room, […]
Calling all renovators! This Ridgewood townhouse at 18-40 Summerfield Street has got promise but it’s going to need a lot of work. It’s currently configured as three different apartments over a semi-finished basement, but this would be beautiful as a single-family home. The single interior photo shows that there are still traces of original detail […]