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‘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 [...]

Hundreds rally against development at Flushing Meadows
Hundreds rally against development at Flushing Meadows
News Maggie Hayes 9/21/2012 at 12:28PM

Hundreds of residents packed into the Our Lady of Sorrows auditorium in Corona to make known that they want to keep their park. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the biggest park in Queens, is currently being considered for the development of a new shopping mall, two new stadiums and concert venues and several parking garages and roads [...]

Plan for Queens soccer stadium moving forward
Plan for Queens soccer stadium moving forward
Sports Terence M. Cullen 8/15/2012 at 4:30PM

Talks of a potential soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park are closing toward a final deal, the New York Post reported, although several state and city officials would not confirm plans were nearing completion. The final plan, a state official told The Post, would be a $300 million stadium that holds 25,000 fans. It would [...]

Ecuador to face Chile at Citi Field
Sports Terence M. Cullen 8/09/2012 at 12:14PM

It’ll be a different kind of pitch. For one night only, the Citi Field diamond will play host to a match between the Ecuadorian and Chilean national teams on Wednesday, August 15, as the sport continues to become more popular in the city and the country. Chile is currently ranked 15th in the world, according [...]

Op Ed: Soccer stadium would be a major league score
Op Ed: Soccer stadium would be a major league score
News Queens Courier Staff 7/13/2012 at 11:38AM

BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER FRANCISCO MOYA With Major League Soccer (MLS) looking to expand in New York City and a growing population addicted to the world’s game, the time has come for a dedicated soccer stadium within the city. And there is no better place for it than in the park where my father taught me to [...]

City, MLS in talks to bring soccer to Queens
News Terence M. Cullen 7/10/2012 at 2:09PM

Elected officials and soccer fans alike are hoping that they city does not pass on a soccer stadium in Queens. The city has been in talks with Major League Soccer (MLS) to build a stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and bring what would be the league’s 20th team to Queens, a state official said. Currently, [...]

Development up throughout Queens
Development up throughout Queens
News Terence M. Cullen 7/10/2012 at 9:00AM

Temperatures are not the only thing that’s been skyrocketing this summer. Development in Queens has been booming in the borough, with announcements of major projects, the near-completion of others, and talks of even more to come. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on June 14 the long-awaited, finalized plans for a Willets Point facelift that is expected [...]