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US Open generates $720M, draws thousands to Queens
US Open generates $720M, draws thousands to Queens
News Liam La Guerre 9/11/2013 at 11:22AM

It’s game, set and match for the US Open. For another year the star-studded tournament attracted thousands of tennis fans to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and created a certain buzz in Queens. The Open generated an overall economic impact of approximately $720 million for the city, according to [...]

Photos: US Open celebrity sightings
Photos: US Open celebrity sightings
News Queens Courier Staff 9/09/2013 at 12:59PM

Can you guess which celebrities we spotted at the US Open?       RECOMMENDED STORIES Howard Beach students play with US Open champs Michelle Obama, tennis stars, celebrities highlight Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day USTA plans to build roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium

Governor Cuomo approves National Tennis Center expansion in Flushing Meadows
Governor Cuomo approves National Tennis Center expansion in Flushing Meadows
Top Stories Melissa Chan 9/06/2013 at 3:08PM

The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) now has the governor’s blessing to expand its prized center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday he signed legislation allowing the city to give the USTA 0.68 acres of parkland to extend the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The association’s $500 million plans include replacing the [...]

‘Biggest Loser’ trainer Bob Harper helps kids get active at US Open
‘Biggest Loser’ trainer Bob Harper helps kids get active at US Open
Sports Liam La Guerre 9/02/2013 at 1:57PM

Fitness expert and “Biggest Loser” star Bob Harper served up some fun for children at the US Open. Harper played tennis with young players on Saturday, August 31, after helping the United States Tennis Association (USTA) announce a new coalition to get kids active and healthy through sports. The tennis association is partnering with 20 [...]

First lady Michelle Obama to attend Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day
First lady Michelle Obama to attend Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day
News Liam La Guerre 8/21/2013 at 6:56PM

Michelle Obama will make a grand slam appearance in Queens. The first lady is attending the 18th annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day on Saturday, August 24, to give a speech to encourage youngsters to get healthy and active as a part of her Let’s Move! campaign. “We are thrilled the First Lady will be joining us [...]

Borough President backs National Tennis Center expansion
Borough President backs National Tennis Center expansion
News Terence M. Cullen 4/09/2013 at 3:20PM

Borough President Helen Marshall is recommending the city and state go forward with proposed expansions at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Marshall’s Borough Board was one councilmember short at the Monday, April 8 meeting to take a vote, thus forcing her to give her ultimate “yes” recommendation. “While the Borough Board is not [...]

Op-Ed: What USTA means to me
Op-Ed: What USTA means to me
News Op-Ed 4/05/2013 at 10:58AM

BY JENNIFER YU I often joke with my parents that I “live at the National Tennis Center (NTC).” That’s because I play tennis there practically every morning before school and also participate in two of their afternoon tennis programs. It’s great because I get to play tennis and compete with kids who have become some [...]

Op-Ed: In need of community support
News Queens Courier Staff 2/19/2013 at 11:49AM

BY DANIEL ZAUSNER “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however makes a life.” Those profound words from the late tennis champion Arthur Ashe, which are enshrined at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, serve as a daily inspiration to us as we [...]

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 [...]