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U.S. Open Serves Up Fans in NYC

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tennis lovers got into the swing of things in Central Park to kick off the sport's annual tournament at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Glenn Greenwald; The New Pope’s Style; Tennis in Queens

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Public opinion on personal privacy is shifting as more Americans say they are against the NSA’s surveillance techniques. The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald joins the show to talk about the polls and the latest in the NSA surveillance controversy. Plus: Pope Francis recently returned from his first international trip as pope. Church watcher Rocco Palmo analyzes the trip, what Francis said and his more relaxed style; a check-in on the upcoming New Jersey Senate primary; the expansion of tennis at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens; and Najla Said on her search for an identity as the Arab-American daughter of the late intellectual Edward Said. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Financing the Parks

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Holly Leichtexecutive director for New Yorkers for Parks, discusses financing public parks through private development and the case of Central Park and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.


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As Discussions Continue on Soccer Stadium, Neighborhood Express Concerns

Monday, September 24, 2012

In mid-August, news reports brought a lot of attention to Major League Soccer’s plan to build a new stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. Since then little, if any, details of the $300 million proposal have come out.



A Mosaic Mystery Unfolds in Queens

Friday, August 20, 2010

When art blogger Andrew Russeth stepped on a mosaic of famed 1960's Parks Commissioner Robert Moses in Queens' Flushing Meadows Corona Park, he stepped right into a 45-year-old controversy involving pop artist and icon Andy Warhol. The story of Warhol's connection to Moses, the World's Fair and the 1998 mosaic that links them together is a plot studded with big names and big question marks—eat your heart out, Da Vinci Code.

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Blessing the Dragons

Thursday, July 23, 2009

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Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe christened some dragons in Central Park today...Well, he took part in the traditional Chinese blessing of dragon boats preparing for next month's 19th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Queens.

The festival's feature events are races between the 38-foot-long, ...