Katz: Lack of local input dooms Flushing Meadows concerts (for now)
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They should have asked Queens residents what they wanted. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz charged on Thursday that the city’s rejection of proposed for-profit music festivals at Flushing Meadows Corona Park stemmed from a failure of concert organizers to come to Queens communities, make their case and hear the residents’ input. Speaking to members of local media […]

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City says ‘no’ to music festival at Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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There won’t be any mega music festivals in Flushing Meadows Corona Park this year. A proposal by Coachella promoters to bring a three-day music festival to the park has been denied, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced on Monday. Goldenvoice had been in talks with city officials to bring Panorama Festival to the park in […]

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Community groups want input on Flushing Meadows music festival
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Several Queens businesses and local groups have called for a transparent selection process regarding possible hosts for an outdoor music festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in 2016 — and have thrown their support behind Madison Square Garden as their preferred choice. Madison Square Garden (MSG) announced interest in gaining permission to hold an outdoor […]

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Pols express support for Panorama Music Fest at Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Several politicians have come out in support of Panorama Music Festival, a three-day music festival that Coachella promoters are hoping to host at Flushing Meadows Corona Park next summer. Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live, began discussing the possibility of the festival with city officials in late September, which would be one of the biggest events held in Queens […]

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Blog: Queens development update, a slowdown at year end
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Over the past few years we’ve seen numerous mega developments throughout Queens including Sky View Parc and Flushing Commons. The Willets Point development site, which has received much hype over the past couple years however, sits silent with no shovels in the ground. In late 2013, the Willets Point site was approved for a 61-acre […]

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