Streams

What's the Deal with Flushing Meadows-Corona Park?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Katie Honan, DNAinfo reporter covering Queens, talks about the new deal reached between the City Council and the USTA to expand the tennis center while also providing benefits to Queens residents and what it might signal for other developments in city parks.

 

Comments [9]

Anthony from Flushing, Queens

I'm a soccer fan and I live in Flushing, so I'm pretty excited about the potential soccer stadium. If there is a stadium, isn't it going to be placed in an area that has long been abandoned (the airport)? The park really could use some development in several areas anyway.

Aug. 01 2013 12:11 PM
jf from THE FUTURE

REBUILD THE WORLDS FAIR FOR THE 2014 50TH ANNIVERSARY. aLL SUSTAINABLE COMPANIES, FUTURISTIC TECHNOLOGIES SHOWCASED IN A MICROCOSM OF A PERFECT CITY OF THE FUTURE. MORE SPORTS IS IDIOTIC MILITARISTIC PROPAGANDA FOR WAR. SPECTATOR SPORTS TAKE ALL THE FUN OUT OF SPORTS. THIS IS DYSTOPIAN. SPORTS SHOULD BE PARTICIPATORY LIKE A GIANT SCULPTURE OBSTACLE COURSE FOR FUTURISTIC EXERCISE.

Jul. 30 2013 01:58 PM
Lenore from Manhattan

thanks Tony!

Jul. 30 2013 11:53 AM
Tony from Canarsie

Lenore from Manhattan -- I should have added that the days I mentioned below are free for everyone, not just residents of Queens.

Jul. 30 2013 11:41 AM
Tony from Canarsie

Lenore from Manhattan -- The free events at the US Open are the Qualifying Tournament (August 20-23), Open Practice Day (August 25), and Arthur Ashe Kids' Day (August 24).

Jul. 30 2013 11:38 AM
Andre

Nick - there is no city without development.. there does need to be preservation... but when there is no development the city dies... see the 1970's.

Jul. 30 2013 11:04 AM
NIck from UWS

The word "development" is a death sentence for any park area. As a matter of fact, "development" has been the general ruination of this cityh.

Jul. 30 2013 10:56 AM
Nick from UWS

What do you mean, "What do you do when you go to the park?" A park should be a simple natural peaceful space, with no commercialistic garbage polluting it like stadiums, food courts, "activities" and all the rest of the crap, that you can go to and relax, stare into space, be a natural human being for 5 minutes...to DO NOTHING. NO PARK "DEVELOPMENT" because that means park ruination.

Jul. 30 2013 10:54 AM
Lenore from Manhattan

Did the caller just say that the first three days of the Open are free?? Does anyone know about that? Is it just for Queens residents?

Jul. 30 2013 10:53 AM

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