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State senator wants to landmark Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
State senator wants to landmark Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 2/27/2013 at 1:15PM

Landmark the park. That’s what State Senator Tony Avella wants for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to block development in the area. These include an entertainment center at Willets Point — an area that is technically parkland — along with expansions at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and a proposed Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium. [...]

Where to play tennis in Queens
Where to play tennis in Queens
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/09/2012 at 9:21AM

The U.S. Open is not the only place to play tennis in Queens. In honor of the end of the tournament, here are places where you can work on your serve, backhand and other racket skills in the borough, from private clubs to city park courts.    Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Flushing Meadow-Corona [...]

Game’s still on at West Side Tennis Club
Game’s still on at West Side Tennis Club
News Queens Courier Staff 9/04/2012 at 4:32PM

BY SHAMANTH RAO The rhythmic thwacks of tennis balls hit by wooden rackets resounded once again across the grass courts at the West Side Tennis Club on a recent Saturday morning amid the rumble of the occasional passing Long Island Railroad train. Some 35 years after the U.S. Open ended its six-decade run at the fabled [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/22/2012 at 7:25AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 82. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SE in the afternoon. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 72. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight EVENT of the DAY: Family Karaoke Night at Manducatis Rustica At this Long [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 8/17/2012 at 7:05AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. EVENT [...]

Tennis Center parking plans not met with Love
Tennis Center parking plans not met with Love
News Terence M. Cullen 7/30/2012 at 8:34AM

Officials and advocates are currently volleying parking plans at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Designs for new structures to relieve parking problems at the center will not breach the area allocated to the U.S. Open rented from the city, a Tennis Association representative said. But park advocates say that any new, permanent construction [...]

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/22/2012 at 7:15AM

Heat Brings Outages, Voltage Reductions To Some; Fun To Others The second day of near-triple-digit temperatures brought power outages and voltage reductions to thousands across the city. As of 10 p.m. Thursday evening, Con Edison is reporting more than 2,500 outages across the five boroughs. 1,019 of those outages are in Brooklyn, while 906 are [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/15/2012 at 10:51AM

Long Island City library installs snack and soda vending machines A cash-strapped Queens library has found an unusual way to raise revenue: selling soda, chips and candy. The Queens Library recently installed two vending machines stocked with unhealthy snacks near the entrance of its Long Island City branch. Read more: [New York Daily News] Cops [...]