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.
Here’s a cool video of the artist Borbay painting a commissioned piece of the Pepsi Cola sign along the Long Island City waterfront. At his website, he goes through the entire process with details and photos, and the final product is impressive indeed. Thanks to Curbed, who first posted the video.
The demolition saga goes on at the former 5Pointz warehouse. The Court Square Blog spotted scaffolding up around the buildings on Jackson Avenue, which means those structures are soon to go. Demolition began in the rear and the middle of the site — work mostly wrapped there earlier this month. It looks like the actual […]
Frank’s Pharmacy already reopened in Jackson Heights after a devastating fire caused the longtime business to relocate, but this Saturday will be the grand opening celebration. The Queens Gazette shares that a ceremony will take place from 12:30 pm to 1 pm; it’ll include a ribbon-cutting by owner Frank Buonagurio and speeches from state Senator […]
Take me out to the Fall Fest. Take me out to Paint Nite. Don’t expect peanuts and crackerjack, but Citi Field is ready to rock during two upcoming events. On October 26th, the Mets home stadium’s field level concourse will host four hours of trick-or-treating, photo opportunities with Mr. and Mrs. Met, costume contests, pumpkin-carving, apple-dipping, […]
Halloween-inspired fright fests mix with presentations by Johnny Mathis, George Clinton, former NYC Comptroller Alan Hevesi, and Bollywood star Nandita Das. There’s also a plethora of live jazz and pumpkins and a premiere celebration of National Chemistry Day. Here’s the rundown, broken down into comedy, education, music arts, outdoor and fall events. COMEDY Oct. 23, […]