Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Spike in crime sparks push for park safety
Spike in crime sparks push for park safety
Police Cristabelle Tumola 9/05/2013 at 1:00PM

The city may continue to report decreasing crime rates, but its park safety is up for question. Crime in city parks this spring was 44 percent higher compared to the same period last year, according to NYPD data. From April 1 to June 30, 128 crimes were reported in the 31 city parks for which [...]

Millions approved for Queens Museum of Art expansion
Millions approved for Queens Museum of Art expansion
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 8/28/2013 at 2:20PM

Millions of dollars are coming to the Queens Museum of Art. The city’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Tuesday, August 27 approved more than $18 million in capital funds that Borough President Helen Marshall has allocated to help pay for the expansion of the museum. The OMB also okayed around $19.8 million for [...]

23rd annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival draws thousands
23rd annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival draws thousands
Sports Liam La Guerre 8/12/2013 at 3:13PM

The 23rd annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York (HKDBF-NY) roused a rip-roaring good time in Queens. The two-day event at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on August 10 and 11 was fun for everyone in the family, including pets. Thousands of people enjoyed free giveaways, an arts and crafts booth, various types of food [...]

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival returns to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival returns to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
News Queens Courier Staff 8/07/2013 at 4:32PM

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 [...]

Renderings leaked of potential Manhattan soccer stadium at Pier 40
Renderings leaked of potential Manhattan soccer stadium at Pier 40
Sports Liam La Guerre 8/02/2013 at 12:42PM

Renderings of a possible stadium for the new Major League Soccer (MLS) team, New York City Football Club, made their way onto the Internet yesterday. The renderings were made in 2012 by the organization, but it is not known who leaked them online. “This rendering was a conceptual design that Major League Soccer produced when [...]

Terrace on the Park lease to be up for bid
Terrace on the Park lease to be up for bid
Top Stories Melissa Chan 7/25/2013 at 1:56PM

Terrace on the Park operators want to upgrade the facility and are looking to get a new lease on the popular and historic Flushing Meadows-Corona Park catering hall to do so. Their contract with the city’s Parks Department expires next March, officials said. The department has issued a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for the [...]

USTA gets OK to expand Tennis Center, pledges $10M to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
USTA gets OK to expand Tennis Center, pledges $10M to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Top Stories Melissa Chan 7/24/2013 at 2:41PM

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/24/2013 at 7:18AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 86. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 68. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Shakespeare at  Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Hip to Hip Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s The Tempest [...]

Queens amusement park ride christened Corona Cobra Coaster
Queens amusement park ride christened Corona Cobra Coaster
Entertainment Melissa Chan 7/23/2013 at 2:28PM

Queens kids, come cruise the Corona Cobra Coaster. The borough’s only roller coaster, which opened in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in May, was officially christened July 20 with its new alliterative moniker. A naming contest this spring drew in more than 500 submissions from city residents, said officials from Fantasy Forest, which operates the five-ride family [...]

Thousands particpate in 10K race at Flushing Meadows
Thousands particpate in 10K race at Flushing Meadows
News Liam La Guerre 7/22/2013 at 3:16PM

Nearly 7,000 runners took part in the New York Road Runners Queens 10K at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on July 21. Runners came from all over for the race, which featured about six miles around the park, including in front of Citi Field, the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and the Unisphere. “It was fun [...]