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USTA to give back land for National Tennis Center expansion
USTA to give back land for National Tennis Center expansion
Sports Terence M. Cullen 5/07/2013 at 3:54PM

It’s a land-for-land deal. The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) has agreed to give up some of its rented land in exchange for the 0.68 acres the organization needs to expand the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Two pieces of land make up the 1.56 acres that USTA will give back to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, [...]

Battle for your boro on the court
Battle for your boro on the court
News Melissa Chan 4/18/2013 at 4:48PM

Grab your racket and volley up some borough pride. The inaugural Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge is coming to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on May 11. Hosted by USTA Eastern, the new tournament calls for tennis aces to represent their boroughs and be the last team standing in the citywide competition at the USTA Billie [...]

Op-Ed: Let’s not make a deal
News Op-Ed 4/13/2013 at 4:55PM

BY GEOFFREY CROFT In a recent op-ed (“A new alliance for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park,” March 10) Councilmember Julissa Ferreras argues for the need to create a new nonprofit alliance dedicated for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (FMCP). The alliance would collect money from the USTA and other businesses using the park and spend it exclusively on the park. Agreeing [...]

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 [...]

Borough President candidates making the rounds
Borough President candidates making the rounds
Politics Queens Courier Staff 3/29/2013 at 10:43AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Borough President candidates are blazing through Queens, participating in forums and allowing the community to hear their positions. The six Democrats hoping to replace current Borough President Helen Marshall most recently gathered at the Hollis Hills Jewish Center in Fresh Meadows and attended the Ridgewood Democratic Club’s monthly meeting. State Senators Tony [...]

PHOTOS: Easter egg hunts at National Tennis Center, Ozone Howard Little League field
PHOTOS: Easter egg hunts at National Tennis Center, Ozone Howard Little League field
News Queens Courier Staff 3/27/2013 at 5:05PM

Ahead of the Easter holiday, two Easter egg hunts took place last weekend. One at the Ozone Howard Little League field on Saturday, March 23, and another at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on Sunday, March 24. Here are some photos from the events:   Ozone Howard Little League field (Photos courtesy [...]

Votes split on USTA expansion
Votes split on USTA expansion
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 3/19/2013 at 1:35PM

The votes are in on the much-debated expansions to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, and the results are mixed. Half of the six voting Community Boards are in favor of the US Tennis Association (USTA) moving 0.68 acres out of its current property — so long as the organization [...]

Local boards mixed on National Tennis Center expansion
Local boards mixed on National Tennis Center expansion
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 3/14/2013 at 9:04AM

BY TERENCE M. CULLEN AND MELISSA CHAN Six community boards are lobbing back and forth on approving the proposed expansion of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The boards surrounding the park are required to vote on the .68 acres lost in the U.S. Tennis Association’s (USTA) plan to expand in the park. Their [...]

Op-Ed: A new alliance for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
News Queens Courier Staff 3/10/2013 at 10:54AM

BY COUNCILMEMBER JULISSA FERRERAS With public review of the National Tennis Center’s proposed expansion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (FMCP) well under way, it is time to set our sights on the future of what is the largest and most important open space for the residents of Queens. Having spent my whole life in and around [...]