Hidden hazards: Hundreds of public schools are near a heavily polluting roads

As residential development has boomed in many corners of the city and several school districts are bursting at the seams, the city is opening several new schools this year and in the coming years. But finding space for these buildings is rarely easy.  Many end up being built on less-than-desirable parcels, often near heavily trafficked … Continue reading Hidden hazards: Hundreds of public schools are near a heavily polluting roads

Beyond the US Open: 12 things to know about what’s happening in Flushing

Thousands of tennis fans will flock to Flushing for the US Open, from Aug. 26 to Sept. 8.  Most will take the No. 7 train or the Long Island Rail Road or drive, and while few might venture beyond the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, many might catch glimpses … Continue reading Beyond the US Open: 12 things to know about what’s happening in Flushing