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.
Over the last dozen years of Louis Armstrong’s life, the jazz legend liked to joke that Jack Bradley was his “white son.” The famous composer/singer/trumpeter didn’t have any biological children, and he was black. But he and Bradley, a professional photographer and avid sailor, became extremely close after meeting through a mutual friend in 1959. […]
Today local pols, the Department of Transportation, Sunnyside Shines and Community Board Two cut the ribbon on Sunnyside’s second public plaza to open this year. Lowery Plaza, located at 40th Street and Queens Boulevard under the elevated 7, now features plantings, tables and chairs. In the future, Sunnyside Shines will host neighborhood performances and programming […]
The old Jamaica Savings Bank, at 161-02 Jamaica Avenue, is slated (finally!) for a makeover. Queens Courier reports that United American Land, the owner of the 116-year-old landmark, filed a permit with the Landmarks Preservation Commission to “construct rear and side additions, replace doors, install awnings and infill window openings.” There’s no official word on […]
National Chemistry Week runs from October 19th to October 25th this year, and organizations across the country are promoting this discipline’s finer points. The 2014 theme is The Sweet Side of Chemistry – Candy, and scientists are tasked with explaining how ingredients undergo chemical transformations to become such beloved comestibles as chocolate, taffy, and gum. On October […]
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