New York Cosmos chief operating officer Erik Stover denies that the New York Cosmos, a new team playing in a minor professional league, are using a $400 million stadium proposal to convince Major League Soccer to award them a franchise in New York.(1)
"I kind of knew I did not want to tell the happy, cheery, romantic, Hey look at this big crazy Irish family, come have a laugh with us kind of Christmas movie," Burns said. "I wanted to go with something a little more honest, a little more grounded in the real world to reflect a little more of what most folks and families go through in the holidays."
Major League Soccer wants to build a 25,000-seat stadium in the middle of Flushing Meadows Corona Park and on Tuesday night, the league made an explicit bid for what it clearly believes is its natural constituency: the borough's soccer-loving Hispanic population.(1)
Major League Soccer wants to build a stadium in Queens, and last week, Don Garber, the league's commissioner, said his team was "at the finish line" in his negotiations with the city.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today warned that the northeaster called Athena could deposit up to three inches of 'wet slushy stuff' and cause "major flooding" in neighborhoods hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy.
"We haven't and won't order the kind of large-scale evacuation that we did in advance of Hurricane Sandy," the mayor told reporters in City Hall.
But he did say people who live in Hamilton Beach, Gerritsen Beach and Breezy Point "should consider going someplace tonight to be a little bit on the safe side."
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder may not have a district anymore.
The authors of a 2008 plan to resurrect Flushing Meadows Corona Park definitely didn't envision yet another stadium going there.(3)
Nick Rafter of the Queens Chronicle gets his hands on an oddly comical attack piece in the 10th State Senate district in Queens, where indicted incumbent Shirley Huntley is facing a Democratic primary challenge from City Councilman James Sanders.
Yesterday, Eric Ulrich's opponent in a Republican primary for State Senate in Queens, Juan Reyes, announced that he was endorsed by, among others, his former boss Bob Dole.(1)
Finishing Big Machine, LaValle explained, “gave me the courage to depart from Queens, from autobiographical Queens. The first two books are very autobiographical and, strictly speaking, pretty realistic stories. But I was tired of that. I wanted to give myself the freedom, but I didn’t think I could do that right away. I had to go to Oakland and Vermont and Cedar Rapids, Iowa to give myself that.” While his latest is not an overtly realistic tale, it’s far more grounded than its predecessor—no secret organizations, no large-scale demonic infestations. But it is every bit as sinister.(1)
Not everyone was eager to keep Greece in the euro zone. “We’re not against Europe, but against the way they’re doing things," said 58-year-old Panagiotis Kariotis, who was born in Greece. "They’re putting a bank above everyone; it’s unfair. If it’s to be the way we are now—starving—then we better get out!”
Like the Tenement House Museum, with its staged rooms that make the absence of their original inhabitants palpable, transhistoria feels disconnected from the neighborhood’s own natives, even as they physically surround the project. The Guggenheim has made a vaguely colonial exercise out of translating them for outsiders.
Criss-crossing the neighborhood on two mild, sunny afternoons, I visited several of the locations on a map provided at the stillspotting ticket center, a borrowed, unfinished storefront on 75th Street. Finding my way around wouldn’t have been a problem, but this is also the neighborhood where I live.
Early this morning, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who's running for mayor, went to the corner of 46th Street and Queens Boulevard to hand out fliers alerting residents to a recent groping incident in the neighborhood. Congressman and Queens Democratic leader Joe Crowley, whose support was crucial to Quinn's ascension to speaker, was also there, as was Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.