Archive by month July

City Council Approves USTA Expansion

City Council Approves USTA Expansion

By Luis Gronda Staff Writer The City Council has approved the proposed United States Tennis Association expansion in Flushing Meadows Corona Park after the tennis company agreed to give money to the park. The council voted 47-1 to approve the project, with the lone dissenting vote being Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone).

Ackerman Endorses Shafran

Ackerman Endorses Shafran

Former Congressman and Queens Tribune founder Gary Ackerman endorsed Austin Shafran for City Council District 19 on July 22. The endorsement took place outside the Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center in Bayside, with many of Shafran’s supporters on hand for the occasion.

FMCP Proposed Landmarking Rejected

FMCP Proposed Landmarking Rejected

By Joe Marvilli Staff Writer While the flagship parks of Manhattan and Brooklyn have been landmarked, it does not look like Flushing Meadows Corona Park will be as lucky. The Landmark Preservation Commission revealed its decision on July 9 to not grant landmark status to the 897-acre park, a decision attributed to its changing nature […]

Civic Leaders Protest Bayside School

By Joe Marvilli Staff Writer Elected officials, civic leaders and homeowners came together across the street from a proposed school site on a busy avenue to say loud and clear, do not put it here. State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Hillcrest) held a press conference on July 19 to protest a […]

In Your Opinion

Make Florida Off Limits To The Editor: The Trayvon Martin slaying verdict has outraged millions, including our President. But so far, only Stevie Wonder has shown a sensible solution – Boycott Florida. The pop music superstar refuses to perform there until Florida repeals its Stand Your Ground law that triggered Trayvon’s murder. Other entertainers, like […]

Editorial: What Does It Take?

  The Landmark Preservation Commission revealed earlier this month its decision to not grant landmark status to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, citing a lack of cohesiveness and the park’s changing nature as its reasons against the status. A spokesperson for the commission also noted that the park is not considered an “important example” of its […]

Blotter

108th Precinct Homicide – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying a suspect wanted for a homicide and assault that occurred on July 13 at approximately 4:49 a.m. in front of 68-10 Roosevelt Ave. Police responded to a call of a male stabbed and observed two victims; the first victim, identified as Isaac Martinez, […]