Ever since the Post's Albany columnist Fred Dicker reported on Monday -- based solely on two unnamed sources -- that a deal for an MLS stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is "close to being wrapped up" and that construction "could begin early next year," the story has bounced around the journove ... More >>
New York city and state officials are close to finalizing a deal with Major League Soccer that would allow the league owners build a $300 million soccer-specific stadium and complex in Flushing Meadows, Queens, the New York Post reports.
The complex would sit on nine acres located near Citi Field ... More >>
While many 82-year-old Queens women opt to spend the winter months in places like Florida, there's a chance one of the borough's former parks commissioners will be spending hers in the hoosgow -- where she could potentially be spending the next 15 years.The Queens District Attorney's Office announce ... More >>
The week before last, rumors began cropping up that Major League Soccer's long-running search for a place to put a new New York City team -- a search that had circumnavigated the boroughs from Pier 40 in the West Village to Randall's Island and Willets Point -- had settled on a site: the northeast c ... More >>
Earlier this year the city announced a five-year plan with AT&T to bring free Wi-Fi to 26 spots in 20 New York City parks throughout the boroughs. This Thursday, Astoria Park in Queens, Herbert Von King Park and McCarren Park Field House in Brooklyn, Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan, and Clo ... More >>
It seems like it JUST happened, and now, here we are again, just days away from the 10th annual time you get to expose your nether regions to the pristine and germ-free interior of a subway car. It all goes down this Sunday, at 3 p.m. If you're new to New York or have for some reason not been ... More >>
Dragon Boat afloat in Flushing Meadows Pond.
I went expecting to find a food scene something like the Red Hook soccer fields or the Labor Day parade in Brooklyn, and indeed there were tents, pavilions, and penants galore at the north end of the lake, like some medieval jousting match. Most o ... More >>
Lil Jon and Susan Sarandon, reenacting the Twins poster. Photo via Complex/Say_WordYoA love of skateboarding, apparently. Both were at yesterday's Maloof Money Cup at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, a pro skating competition sponsored by the infamous Maloof brothers, owners of the Sacra ... More >>
In a lonely corner of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, in the shadow of Philip Johnson's decaying New York State Pavilion, construction workers are filling the Astral Fountain with huge chunks of styrofoam, which will then be covered with concrete.
Is styrofoam really a good idea as a building ... More >>
The city has started renovation work on the Philip Johnson-designed New York State Pavilion from the 1964 World's Fair in Flushing Meadow Park. Volunteers have begun clearing weeds and debris from the inside of the space so that workmen can put down a layer of sand and gravel to protect the t ... More >>
The Eskalators had another Subway Show this past weekend. This time it was an 7 Train-themed singalong (Ozzy's "Crazy Train," Tom Waits's "Downtown Train," the Clash's "Train in Vain," etc) that ended up at Flushing Meadows Park, where an impromptu Round Robin four-band took place with Aa, Pteroda ... More >>