Citi Field is the location for the 4th annual Ugly Sweater Run on Saturday, at 11 a.m.
“The Ugliest 5k on the Planet” invites participants of all ages to walk or run a 3.1- mile course, wearing their ugliest holiday sweater.
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.
A love of EPCOT Center at Disney World and an unexpected visit to Flushing Meadows Park led to a four-year odyssey for Ryan Ritchey, resulting in his new video, “Afterthe Fair.”
Ritchey, 38, who lives outside Philadelphia, makes corporate videos for a living. In a telephone interview, he said he always knew that EPCOT was fashioned after the 1964-65 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows, but didn’t think anything remained of the extravaganza.
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.
The epic battle between animal rights groups and Central Park horse carriage drivers has come to a head as Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) announced a bill that would ban the centuries-old practice from the city’s most iconic park.
“The morality of a nation can be judged by the way society treats its animals,” Dromm said in a prepared statement. “Horses don’t belong on New York City’s congested streets amid cars and pollutions. There have been too many crashes and too many horse deaths and injuries to justify the continuation of this industry.”
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.
A tour of Flushing Creek with area officials and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd last week only tended to show the sharp differences in approach to cleaning up the polluted waterway.
While Lloyd is pushing for small steps, including rooftop gardens and bioswales to prevent minor flooding, Friends of Flushing Creek and Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) want another combined sewer overflow retention tank built and additional capacity added at the Tallman Island Treatment Plant.
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. Chef Jon Lovitch once again created his confectionary extraganza that will be open to the public now through Jan. 11 at the Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Park. The 1.5-ton, 450-square-foot village made of edible gingerbread, icing and candy this year features more New York City icons. Last year, it won the Guinness World Record title. In nearby Downtown Flushing, the BID and Macy’s held a street-lighting ceremony on Monday night. This year, three-dimensional snowflakes are featured. — Liz Rhoades
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.
A proposal to charge consumers 10 cents for every single-use plastic bag they use at checkout is gaining traction again. City Hall held a discussion Wednesday to discuss a bill introduced by Councilmembers Brad Lander (D-Brooklyn) and Margaret Chin (D-Manhattan) that’s designed to reduce disposable bag use in the city by implementing the 10 cent fee.
According to its sponsors, the goal of the bill isn’t to charge consumers the fee but to incentivize them to change their habits and become more environmentally conscious. Retailers would keep the money and the bill exempts transactions made using food aid programs.
“Ukiyo-e Heroes,” gamers and art lovers unite as modern icons meet an ancient art form, RESOBOX, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City, Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 14, 7-9 p.m. Exhibit runs thru Dec. 4. Free. RSVP to reception: firstname.lastname@example.org; info: resobox.com/ukiyoe-heroes.
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
In 1988, Queens College professor Art Salz witnessed a Hebrew University program wherein students mentored indigent children.
When he returned soon after and found 10,000 children lived in New York City homeless shelters, he wanted to create something similar in Queens.