BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer In the near future, the City will decide what to do with a part of Queens’ history. Although the New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows Corona Park is one of the few structures remaining from the 1964-65 World’s Fair, it has been viewed for decades as a crumbling ruin. […]
We’ve written a lot in the past about how the City has left Queens to rot when it comes to parkland, to its historic structures and to its symbols, and it seems as though we will have ample opportunity to continue. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows […]
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).
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 […]
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 […]