Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Bill to preserve city parkland
News Melissa Chan 7/10/2013 at 6:51PM

A bill introduced in the State Senate would make it more difficult for private companies to get a hold of city parkland. “Parkland is sacred and should be preserved for generations to come, not given away to private developers, especially without just and equal parkland compensation,” said State Senator Tony Avella, who penned the legislation. [...]

Two Queens soccer players signed to Cosmos
Two Queens soccer players signed to Cosmos
Sports Angy Altamirano 7/08/2013 at 4:11PM

David Diosa and Sebastián Guenzatti are kicking their way to the top, as both were signed to be part of the returning New York Cosmos. The Cosmos, which were once based in New York and featured the likes of famed soccer player Pelé, are making a comeback to the North American Soccer League this August. [...]

Cyclists take part in sixth annual Tour de Queens
Cyclists take part in sixth annual Tour de Queens
News Liam La Guerre 7/08/2013 at 3:36PM

After completing the Five Boro Bike Tour last year, Astoria resident Jennifer Chakrabarti wanted to do a bike ride with her nine-year-old son Bhaskar. The family-friendly sixth annual Tour de Queens on July 7 fit the bill. This year, it began in Chakrabarti’s “backyard” at Astoria Park. “I like that it’s a slow-paced so that [...]

Forest Park Carousel becomes official landmark
Forest Park Carousel becomes official landmark
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 6/26/2013 at 12:15PM

The century-old Forest Park Carousel will be ridden for many generations to come now that it is an official New York City landmark. The Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) made the classic Woodhaven ride a city treasure and ensured its preservation with a unanimous 8-0 vote on Tuesday, June 25. “This designation is long overdue, but [...]

Flushing Meadows gets new volleyball courts
Flushing Meadows gets new volleyball courts
Top Stories Melissa Chan 6/25/2013 at 3:44PM

The largest park in Queens now has five new volleyball courts thanks to an assist from the borough president. “Who would have thought that Flushing Meadows, once a swamp and an ash dump, is now a flagship park in Queens,” said Borough President Helen Marshall, who paid for the $450,000 project with capital discretionary funding. [...]

Identify this place in Queens
Identify this place in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 6/21/2013 at 9:31AM

Do you know where in Queens this photo was taken? Guess by commenting below! The answer will be revealed next Friday.   Last week’s answer to “Identify this Place”: Industry Pond, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

New Queens amusement park Fantasy Forest opens
New Queens amusement park Fantasy Forest opens
Entertainment Melissa Chan 6/03/2013 at 4:59PM

Queens youngsters took the borough’s first roller coaster for a spin last week during the grand opening of a new amusement park at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The park “has been one of Queens’ premier recreation destinations ever since its creation for the 1939 World’s Fair,” said Park Administrator Janice Melnick. Fantasy Forest opened up its [...]

MLS announces deal with Manchester City, Yankees for New York soccer team
MLS announces deal with Manchester City, Yankees for New York soccer team
Sports Terence M. Cullen 5/21/2013 at 1:20PM

The announcement of a new team may be a major score for soccer officials, but it pushes back the goalposts for a new Queens stadium. Manchester City Football Club and the Yankees are partnering up to establish the New York City Football Club (FC), officials announced today. It is Major League Soccer’s (MLS) 20th expansion [...]

Identify this place in Queens
Identify this place in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 5/17/2013 at 9:43AM

Do you know where in Queens this photo was taken? Guess by commenting below! The answer will be revealed next Friday.   Last week’s answer to “Identify this Place”:  New York State Pavilion at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park 

Amusement park coming to Flushing Meadows
Amusement park coming to Flushing Meadows
Top Stories Melissa Chan 5/14/2013 at 3:08PM

A carousel will spin and a coaster will hurtle later this month when Queens gets its own amusement park. Fantasy Forest, a new family attraction at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, has already opened most of the five rides there, including a train and the borough’s only roller coaster. The amusement park’s grand opening is slated for [...]