Star of Queens: Jean. C. Silva, president, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Jean. C. Silva is the president of the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy, a civic association that is dedicated in preserving, restoring and maintaining the natural, historic and cultural integrity of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

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Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival returns to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Lotus Chau

In celebration of the “Year of the Snake,” the organizing committee of the 23rd Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York (HKDBF-NY) announced that this year’s competition is to be held on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11 in Meadow Lake, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park — rain or shine. Admission is free. It will feature […]

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USTA gets OK to expand Tennis Center, pledges $10M to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park


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The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) has agreed to pledge more than $10 million to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park as part of a deal struck with the City Council. “This deal was a long time coming,” said Councilmember Julissa Ferreras. “I can say with confidence that we will all benefit from this expansion.” USTA officials needed the […]

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Group of men stab, rob cyclist in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park


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Police are looking for a group of men who stabbed a cyclist and stole his bike in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park over the weekend. According to the NYPD, the unidentified victim was riding in the park around 6 p.m. Saturday when eight to 10 men approached him and told him they wanted his bicycle. The suspects pulled […]

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Op-Ed: A new alliance for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

BY COUNCILMEMBER JULISSA FERRERAS With public review of the National Tennis Center’s proposed expansion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (FMCP) well under way, it is time to set our sights on the future of what is the largest and most important open space for the residents of Queens. Having spent my whole life in and around […]

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State senator wants to landmark Flushing Meadows-Corona Park


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Landmark the park. That’s what State Senator Tony Avella wants for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to block development in the area. These include an entertainment center at Willets Point — an area that is technically parkland — along with expansions at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and a proposed Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium. […]

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Street Talk: Do you think Flushing Meadows-Corona Park should be a landmark?


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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BY ROSA MICHAELS & ADJANI SHAH   Yes, I believe it should be a landmark. Steven Rodriguez Definitely, yes. George Bailey I think it should be a landmark, it’s the biggest park in Queens. Darri-Anne Loftin I think it should be. It was around a long, long time. It’s very historical because the World’s Fair […]

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Janice Melnick named head of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park


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Janice Melnick is excited about the challenge and potential of taking over Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Since former Flushing Meadows-Corona Park administrator Estelle Cooper retired in January, Melnick had held the job in the interim, but now has officially taken over the job. This is not the first time Melnick, who has worked at the Parks […]

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LIC and Astoria Flea & Food vendors to be at World’s Fair Anniversary Festival


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Several food vendors from the LIC Flea & Food and Astoria Flea & Food at Kaufman Astoria Studios are making their way to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park this Sunday to add their flavor to the World’s Fair festivities.

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Former Parkway Hospital will be converted to condos


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Photo courtesy Jasper Venture Group

Former Parkway Hospital, which has been vacant for six years, will become a residential building. Jasper Venture Group, a real estate investment firm, plans to demolish the former hospital at 70-35 113th St. and construct a bigger building than the 70,000-square-feet property.

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Readers continue to share their World’s Fair memories


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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In anticipation of NYC Parks’ World’s Fair Anniversary Festival, which will be held in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Sunday, May 18, readers of The Queens Courier have been sharing their World’s Fair memories and memorabilia with us.

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Star of Queens: Mitch Silverstein, co-founder, New York State Pavilion Paint Project


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Mitch Silverstein is co-founder of the New York State Pavilion Paint Project, a volunteer group dedicated to maintaining the 1964-65 World’s Fair figure in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park through painting and other upkeep projects.

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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge marks 75 years, more than 2 billion vehicles


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Since opening on April 29, 1939, 2.2 billion vehicles have crossed the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, the MTA said.

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Man gets 25 years for fatal stabbing of fellow parks worker in Flushing Meadows


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A former city Parks Department worker was sentenced to 25 years in prison for stabbing another employee to death during a fight at a Flushing recreation center.

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More readers share their World’s Fair memories


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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NYC Parks’ World’s Fair Anniversary Festival, which will be held in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on Sunday, May 18, will bring to Queens a day of food, rides, live entertainment and World’s Fair memorabilia.

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