Two massive cranes and a third smaller one lift trusses into place as part of the construction of a $100 million retractable roof slated to cover Arthur Ashe Stadium by the time play begins in the 2016 US Open.
You can see them for miles around.
Two massive cranes, one on each side of Arthur Ashe Stadium within the National Tennis Center in Flushing, have become seemingly permanent parts of the skyline in recent weeks.
Four men, including three from Queens, have been charged with reckless endangerment for unsafe driving at Meadow Lake’s parking lot in Flushing Meadows Park.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said they were into “drifting,” the kind of reckless driving that combines high speeds and sideways skidding.
The vast, echoing halls of the Queens Museum currently harbor a small, intimate exhibition that takes visitors through invisible journeys of life with neurofibromatosis type 2.
NF 2 is a genetic disorder in which tumors generate and perpetuate across the surface of skin, the nerves, brain and spinal cord.
Long Island City-based Row New York has been selected as a silver medalist for the 2014 Nonprofit Coordinating Committee/ New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards.
Row New York is a youth program that couples academic and social support with physical exercise to build confidence and empower 2,200 youngsters across the city annually.
The Daghlian Collection of Chinese Art, highlights of the collection of over 1,600 objects spanning 5,000 years, Queens College, Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, thru Jan. 10. Info: daghlian.qc.cuny.edu.
It’s never too early to get in the Christmas spirit and making it easier are the holiday street lights now illuminating Downtown Flushing and the GingerBread Lane village on display at the New York Hall of Science.
Curious Queens residents who can’t decide between participating in an art event at the Queens Museum or checking books out of the Queens Library will soon be able to do both in one place.
The Queens Museum is moving forward with plans to install a 5,500-square-foot circulating branch of the Queens Library system on the ground floor.
For outside observers, the worst crisis to ever befall the small community of Broad Channel might seem like it happened two years ago. But for lifelong residents like Dan Mundy Sr., Hurricane Sandy was just the latest in the many crises the small community in the heart of Jamaica Bay has had to weather throughout its history, including a time when the very existence of the neighborhood was at stake.
And Mundy was there for many of them.
He’s 81 and fighting to remain in the house where he was born. The Willets Point area — never a real neighborhood — is special to Joe Ardizzone and he wants to live out his life there.
The only resident in the 60-acre site is battling the city and developers, who want to transform the Willets Point area into a mixed-use development, using the Citi Field parking lot for a mall and parking garage and adding shops, restaurants and parking to Ardizzone’s area off 126th Street.
Fortune Society sues R’way landlord over its denial of ex-cons
“Homeland [In]security: Vanishing Dreams” by Margaret Matthews-Berenson, Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, exhibition thru Nov. 16; Info: dorsky.org.
The Wildlife Conservation Society will host its annual “Boo at the Zoo” weekend at the Queens Zoo, at 53-51 111 St. in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 and 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An afterschool Halloween party will take place on Friday, Oct. 31 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the city’s largest green space, and also the one with the most crime.
So how many police officers are dedicated to patrolling it? Zero. That makes no sense and is just another piece of evidence that Queens doesn’t matter all that much to the Manhattan-Brooklyn cabal that calls the shots in this city.
“Elaine Hajian: The Evolution of an Artist,” Queens Botanical Garden, Visitor & Administration Building, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, admission included with entry ($4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students/children 3-12). Contact: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.
This Sunday, more than 700 teams and 3,000 participants are expected to attend the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
The 3-mile-long walk, beginning at the Unisphere and the Fountain of the Planets, raises money for breast cancer research. It will take place rain or shine.
With a recent holdup at the Queens Zoo and hot rodders speeding at a Meadow Lake parking lot, crime at Flushing Meadows Park has been in the spotlight lately.
But talk to Parks Department and NYPD officials and you’d never know that Queens’ premier greenspace has been rated the worst for crime out of 30 parks throughout the city.
Borough President Melinda Katz is not on the Aqueduct soccer stadium bandwagon — at least not yet.
At Community Board 10 last Thursday in South Ozone Park, Katz said she “likes the idea” of a Major League Soccer stadium in Queens, but had “deep reservations” about siting it at Aqueduct, which she said is not easily accessible from other parts of the city.
A healthy kids and family day was held Sunday at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Park, where participants learned more about pediatric asthma and New York Hospital Queens’ Pediatric Asthma Center.