Cops should have a satellite office to better patrol Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, officials say
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The fourth largest public park in New York City and the police officers who patrol it deserve modern facilities, according to elected officials and residents. State Senator Jose Peralta, Congressman Joseph Crowley and Assemblyman Francisco Moya stood in front of the 110th Precinct stationhouse in Elmhurst on Thursday and called on the NYPD to create […]

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WATCH: Documentary explores the history of mysterious New York State Pavilion
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Long Island teacher Matthew Silva turned his lifelong obsession with the New York State Pavilion into his first full-length documentary. “Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion” highlights the structure’s early beginnings from an ash dump run by the Brooklyn Ash Removal Company to the site of the 1964-65 World’s Fair. On March 19, the film will be […]

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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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