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Small biz shows support for Queens soccer stadium
Small biz shows support for Queens soccer stadium
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 1/22/2013 at 9:01AM

John Ferrera, head of the Junction Boulevard Merchants Association, noted that a professional soccer arena in the heart of Queens would spur local culture and be an economic boon to the area. “You’ll see for yourself, whenever there’s a major soccer match between countries, how excited the neighborhoods get in Queens,” said Ferrera, who’s been [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/14/2013 at 7:27AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 63. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the NNW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 30%. Monday Night: Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 36. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. [...]

Residents march against MLS stadium plans
Residents march against MLS stadium plans
Sports Terence M. Cullen 12/12/2012 at 11:17AM

Less than a week after Major League Soccer (MLS) held meetings on consecutive days regarding its planned stadium for Queens, residents opposed to the project took to the streets to march against it. “Parkland is sacred,” said State Senator Tony Avella. “And it shouldn’t be taken away for a money-making proposition.” Avella, also a candidate [...]

MLS pitches Queens soccer stadium to community
MLS pitches Queens soccer stadium to community
News Terence M. Cullen 12/10/2012 at 10:21AM

As most of the 500-plus inside the Queens Theater cheered for a new soccer team to play just yards away, a small crowd gathered in the lobby with signs that contrasted the ones ushers offered when walking in. A town hall meeting on Tuesday, December 3 hosted by Major League Soccer (MLS) to inform the [...]

Parkland at center of MLS stadium project
Parkland at center of MLS stadium project
News Terence M. Cullen 12/05/2012 at 11:01AM

Major League Soccer (MLS) officials presented plans for a 25,000-seat stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to the Queens Borough Board on Monday, December 3. But while the league promised the board that soccer would be a good neighbor to the community, questions arose regarding parking, access, replacement of the 10 to 13 acres of parkland [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/30/2012 at 7:45AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 47. Light and variable wind becoming east 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Friday night: A slight chance of rain or drizzle after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. East wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. EVENT of the DAY: Shirley Valentine [...]

Sports teams pitch in for Sandy recovery
Sports teams pitch in for Sandy recovery
Sports Terence M. Cullen 11/14/2012 at 5:59PM

Normally, loyal fans support teams in the best and, most especially, the worst times. Now it is the teams that are giving their support as thousands still suffer in the wake in Sandy. “Our thoughts and our prayers go out to you,” said Jets quarterback Tim Tebow in a message to fans. “Whatever we can [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/10/2012 at 8:02AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 70. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 61. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts [...]

MLS unveils plans for Queens soccer stadium
MLS unveils plans for Queens soccer stadium
News Terence M. Cullen 10/05/2012 at 1:15PM

Major League Soccer (MLS) announced their rough plans for a soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park this morning, and hopes to reach an agreement with the city in the near future. “This is a project that we have been dreaming about since the league was founded many, many years ago in 1996,” said MLS Commissioner [...]

‘Green’ at the center of debate on Willets project
‘Green’ at the center of debate on Willets project
News Terence M. Cullen 10/04/2012 at 11:53AM

Willets Point might be making headway to become a destination for shopping and entertainment in the borough, but many either living or working near there are pointing out that the project could have negative effects on the surrounding area. The Jackson Heights Green Alliance (JHGA) held an emergency meeting on Monday, October 1 to speak [...]