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USTA plans to build roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium
USTA plans to build roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium
Sports Liam La Guerre 8/14/2013 at 4:48PM

Updated Thursday, August 15 Tennis fans may no longer have to suffer when it rains during the U.S. Open. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) officially announced on Thursday that it will construct a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium, the central court in the Grand Slam tournament, as a part of sweeping $550 million [...]

New modern library opens in Glen Oaks this May
New modern library opens in Glen Oaks this May
Northeast Melissa Chan 4/29/2013 at 1:26PM

Glen Oaks is getting a sleek new library that opens in the third week of May, officials said. The $17 million facility at 256-04 Union Turnpike is 18,000 square feet­­—nearly double the size of the neighborhood’s temporary library at 255-01 Union Turnpike. The new, three-story building will have more customer service features including computer workstations, [...]

Library expansion breaks ground in memory of Queens activist
Library expansion breaks ground in memory of Queens activist
News Melissa Chan 4/25/2013 at 9:29AM

Their eyes looking to the skies in memory of a lost beloved leader, elected officials drove their golden shovels into the dirt to break ground on a long-anticipated library expansion project. “It feels so good to be standing here today, knowing that construction is beginning,” said Queens Library President Thomas Galante at the Friday, April [...]

$7M in renovations for Queens Library branch
$7M in renovations for Queens Library branch
News Melissa Chan 2/18/2013 at 4:25PM

The Kew Gardens Hills library will soon close to make way for a $7 million renovation. An extra 3,000-square-feet of space will be added to the 72-33 Vleigh Place branch, library officials said. There will also be twice as many computers, a bigger meeting room, larger separate spaces for adult, teens and children and an [...]

Bayside Library to close for renovations
News Melissa Chan 12/17/2012 at 3:57PM

Bayside bookworms will soon have to get their literary fixes elsewhere. The Bayside branch of the Queens Library, located at 214-20 Northern Boulevard, will close on December 29 to begin its $1.3 million renovation project, officials said. The complete interior makeover, funded by city and borough leaders, includes the installation of a new self-service check-out [...]

Tudor Park’s $1M upgrades ready for their close-up
News Melissa Chan 3/09/2012 at 12:18PM

Batter up! The city’s renovations to the Tudor Park ball field have reached completion, although residents may have to wait until spring to plant their feet on the new grounds. “Tudor Park is always a very active area, and it’s always very full. When you have a park that people use, it needs to be [...]

Archbishop Molloy gets 21st Century library
Archbishop Molloy gets 21st Century library
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 11/28/2011 at 4:38PM

Books and bookworms alike at Archbishop Molloy High School now have a new place to call home. Students and faculty at the Briarwood school welcomed a brand new, state-of-the-art library in September at the start of the school year. “It’s fantastic. It is light-years ahead of what it used to be,” said alumnus Joseph Sommo, [...]