So Long, Soccer!

The long debate and hand-wringing over where a new Major League Soccer franchise will play seems to be over. MLS officials announced earlier this week that the New York City Football Club will play three seasons worth of games at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, not in a new stadium at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. […]

Spartan Race Comes To Flushing

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer They came, they saw and they conquered Citi Field. The stadium typically home to the New York Mets was turned into a battleground for a test of people’s will last weekend, as about 8,500 people participated in the Spartan Race, an annual obstacle race held throughout the country. This year’s […]

Change Direction On Willets Pt.

An open letter to Mayor Bill DiBlasio: The Bloomberg Administration ignored small businesses and the needs of the little people, pursuing instead a long romance with real estate moguls. It also did not take the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) seriously nor the public trust doctrine which requires approval of the State Legislature before […]

Events In Queens For March 20-26

Events In Queens For March 20-26

Cirque du Soleil “Amaluna,” thru May 11, Citi Field (see below). FRIDAY 3/21 “IN BETWEEN THE LINES” Calling all writers! Queens Council on the Arts’ 3rd Space is proud to present “In Between the Lines,” an inaugural writing workshop hosted by Queens-based performance collective The In Between People. This workshop encourages lovers of the pen […]

Cirque du Soleil Show Opens At Citi Field

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer With the start of spring this week, a Cirque du Soleil show has landed in Queens to welcome the warmer weather. “Amaluna” will hold its first performance on March 20 in its own mobile village outside of Citi Field. With the large tent visible from multiple highways, the yellow and […]

Willets A Cause For Concern

To The Editor: In regards to “Willets Point Businesses Await Resolution” (Queens Tribune, March 2-12), in a City Council in which the majority of its members qualify as mediocre, Councilmember Julissa Fererras (D-East Elmhurst) stands at the head of the class. It will be remembered she was the prime mover in the farce that not […]

A Group Of Auto Shops Will Relocate To The Bronx

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer After much back and forth, 47 auto shops will relocate from the Willets Point Iron Triangle to a 34,000-square-foot warehouse at Hunts Point in the Bronx. Marco Neira, president of the Sunrise Cooperative, a group of auto shops relocating together, said they signed the lease last week with NAI Friedland, […]

End The Fiasco In The Park

To The Editor: In describing the Willets Point project as a “fiasco,” the Queens Tribune Editorial Board had hit the nail squarely on the head (Willets Fiasco Needs To End – Feb. 13-19). I am not referring to the original approved 2008 plan, but the cabal schemed by former Mayor Bloomberg and the Mets, Related […]

Willets Fiasco Needs To End

Since former Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the legacy project of a retail and entertainment center at Willets Point almost two years ago, we have been troubled with many of the details. Several of the decisions have been questionable at best, leaving many in the Borough wondering if anyone other than developers and their friends would […]

Avella Files Lawsuit Against Willets Point

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer In the latest move in the ongoing Willets Point saga, State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has filed a lawsuit to prevent the development of the megamall by Citi Field. The Senator’s complaint alleges that the project was approved without going through the State Legislature, as the site the mall will […]