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.
Is it summer yet? This news makes us pine for warmer months: DNAinfo reports that 16 months after Hurricane Sandy, Fort Tilden Beach will finally open this summer. The Parks Department just started work on Thursday to clean up storm damage; the goal is to open in time for the 2014 beach season. Parks will […]
That was fast! Icon 52, the “affordable luxury” rental development located at Queens Boulevard and 52nd Street, surpassed the 50 percent mark. The building started leasing in late January with a total of 66 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Prices start at $1,500 a month. The Real Deal broke the news with this sound bite […]
This week, the Forest Hills/Rego Park Times wondered if the main commercial drag of Forest Hills, Austin Street, was at risk of losing its independently owned boutiques, novelty shops and restaurants. Here’s a rundown of the recent changes on the thoroughfare: Over the past decade, the retail district has been marked by the closure of […]
It’s time to break away from winter and jump into the great outdoors! Good thing the borough is ready. Tomorrow, the Queens Botanical Gardens will host two programs for nature lovers. At 10 am, the Flushing green space will launch its intergenerational garden (above). Interested individuals will be able to tour the facilities, meet gardeners […]
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