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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. [...]

Tennis officials, opponents talk on proposed expansion to National Tennis Center
Tennis officials, opponents talk on proposed expansion to National Tennis Center
News Queens Courier Staff 2/14/2013 at 4:22PM

BY MELISSA CHAN & TERENCE M. CULLEN While tennis reps continue lobbying for expansion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, residents from around the borough came out in full force against the proposal Monday, February 11 at Community Board 7’s monthly meeting. “Our parks were developed for the use of the public. It’s where the citizens can [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/09/2013 at 7:17AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Wednesday Night: Clear. Low of 36. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Indians in the Caribbean A photographic exhibition of arts, culture and nation building (1900-1950) at the Rajkumari Cultural Center in Richmond Hill, Indians [...]

Hundreds rally against development at Flushing Meadows
Hundreds rally against development at Flushing Meadows
News Maggie Hayes 9/21/2012 at 12:28PM

Hundreds of residents packed into the Our Lady of Sorrows auditorium in Corona to make known that they want to keep their park. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the biggest park in Queens, is currently being considered for the development of a new shopping mall, two new stadiums and concert venues and several parking garages and roads [...]

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 8/29/2012 at 7:20AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Clear. High of 82. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the NNW in the afternoon.Wednesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 64. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph EVENT of the DAY: Michael Jackson Birthday Bash  “Do you Remember the Time” when you [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/27/2012 at 7:03AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 81. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of [...]

US Open a big boost to Queens business
News Terence M. Cullen 8/26/2012 at 10:26AM

Thousands of fans from across the country and around the world pour into the city at summer’s end to watch some of the world’s biggest tennis stars battle it out in the final leg of the Grand Slam. The U.S. Open not only showcases the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, but a number of [...]

World’s top women to compete at US Open
World’s top women to compete at US Open
News Queens Courier Staff 8/26/2012 at 9:24AM

The USTA has announced that all 102 of the world’s top women, including 2012 Grand Slam singles champions Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, and Victoria Azarenka are entered in the women’s singles field for the 2012 US Open Tennis Championships. Williams, Sharapova, and Azarenka will be joined in the field by former US Open champions Kim [...]