The good 1960s vibrations continue to fill Flushing Meadows-Corona Park this spring. The short list includes an upcoming anniversary celebration of the 1964/65 Worlds Fair (and the 1939/40 event). There’s also ongoing attention to the New York pavilion with movie screenings. But the most enthusiastic and impressive illustration of this nostalgia thus far belongs to […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Queens Museum and the Parks Department are asking members of communities around Flushing Meadows Corona Park to come up with ideas and solutions to make the green space more accessible to local communities.
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.