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.
We are getting oh-so-ready for Astoria Coffee to open its cafe/bar at 30-04 30th Street, off 30th Avenue. Yesterday they posted the above photo to their Facebook account, showing an almost-ready interior. Looks beautiful, too. The Astoria Coffee website says that the owners hope to open sometime in August; they initially hoped to open up […]
Without a doubt, Louis Armstrong is the most famous jazz musician who ever lived in Queens. However, Satchmo often cited a much lesser-known borough resident, Bix Beiderbecke, as one of his biggest inspirations. Known affectionately as “Bix,” this self-taught coronet player had his own, distinctive sound described as “bullets hitting a bell.” He had his heyday during the […]
The Spot: Murphy’s Lobster Grill, 48-20 Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside. The Deal: Murphy’s Lobster Grill opened last October, an extension of the owner’s next-door namesake bar. Murphy’s Bar has been a Skillman Avenue staple for the last 10 years. “When the space next door became available I decided to expand and run a seafood restaurant. There’s […]
This Woodhaven property, at 91-43 80th Street, is pretty special indeed. It’s a sprawling six bedroom, three bathroom Victorian with a drool-worthy wrap around porch. The house itself is 3,035 square feet, and the property is a grand total of 10,000 square feet. There aren’t any interior photos so there’s no commenting on that. What’s […]
The 23rd Street/Ely Avenue station has increased in importance in recent years, as Greenpoint has gotten hotter — Queensicans needing access can change trains to the G line here, when the G vouchsafes to cross under the noxious and noisome Newtown Creek, which it won’t be doing for awhile. Many subway amateurs think this is […]