U.S. National Tennis Center

Hundreds try out to be U.S. Open Ballperson
Hundreds try out to be U.S. Open Ballperson
News Terence M. Cullen 6/25/2012 at 2:06PM

Some had never been on a tennis courts, others had only seen a video of what they were about to do. They came from either end of the Island — hundreds of them — for only about 80 spots. They sprinted after dribbled balls, with the pressure of knowing the entire world could potentially watch [...]

Mayor Bloomberg: Willets Point facelift to bring thousands of jobs
Mayor Bloomberg: Willets Point facelift to bring thousands of jobs
News Timothy Petropoulos 6/14/2012 at 12:24PM

More than 12,000 construction jobs and 7,000 permanent jobs will come from the proposed Willets Point renovation, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, which includes retail space, a hotel and quicker access to the Van Wyck Expressway. The reconstruction — to be funded by $3 billion in private investment, as well as $100 million in city capital [...]