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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Queens Museum, Parks Dept. ask communities to redesign Flushing Meadows


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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.

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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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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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Parks Dept. invites community to ‘share vision’ for New York State Pavilion’s future


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of People for the New York State Pavilion Facebook page

The city’s Parks Department will be holding meetings this coming week to get feedback from the community on potential plans for the New York State Pavilion in Flushing-Meadows-Corona Park.

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‘Snow day’ at Juniper Valley Park Saturday


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Just because Mother Nature has dropped a few inches of snow, doesn’t mean you can’t go out and have some fun in the borough.

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Forest Park Carousel honored in landmarking ceremony


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Elected officials, residents and members of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) held a ceremony to commemorate the designation of the Forest Park Carousel on Monday. To honor the new landmark, the LPC unveiled a plaque, which states the history of the century-old carousel and its designer, Daniel Muller. “Preserving our history strengthens our neighborhoods,” said […]

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