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Queensboro Oval’s Fate Still Uncertain, Sutton East Tennis Given Another Year

Queensboro Oval’s Fate Still Uncertain,  Sutton East Tennis Given Another Year

BY JACKSON CHEN | As the debate over the permanent status of the Queensboro Oval continues, the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation has announced it will renew the Sutton East Tennis Club’s license to operate at the park for another year. Sutton East Tennis Club has run a seasonal paid facility, housed in an inflatable […]

CB8 Demands Queensboro Oval’s Speedy Return to Public Control

CB8 Demands Queensboro Oval’s Speedy Return to Public Control

BY JACKSON CHEN | The Department of Parks and Recreation has presented three suggestions regarding what the Upper East Side’s Queensboro Oval could become, but Community Board 8’s Parks Committee is making clear it will not negotiate over any plan to keep it privately controlled. The Queensboro Oval on York Avenue between East 59th and […]

Parks Department, Community at Loggerheads on Queensboro Oval’s Future

Parks Department, Community at Loggerheads on Queensboro Oval’s Future

BY JACKSON CHEN | Community Board 8 and elected officials are gearing up for a battle to take back Queensboro Oval for full-time public use even as the Department of Parks and Recreation made clear its intention to issue a request for proposals for continued private management of the park land. Representatives of the Department of […]

Pols Rally to Cause of Returning Queensboro Oval to the People

Pols Rally to Cause of Returning Queensboro Oval to the People

BY JACKSON CHEN | East Side politicians have joined Community Board 8’s efforts to “de-privatize” the Queensboro Oval as the city’s lease with a tennis court operator there draws closer to an end. The park, located on York Avenue between East 59th and 60th Streets, is occupied by Sutton East Tennis and its courts and bubbles […]

CB8’s Last-Ditch Effort to “De-Privatize” UES’ Queensboro Oval

CB8’s Last-Ditch Effort to “De-Privatize” UES’ Queensboro Oval

BY JACKSON CHEN | As a tennis court operator’s contract for a park underneath the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge nears its end, Community Board 8 is ramping up its efforts to “de-privatize” Queensboro Oval. According to the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation, Sutton East Tennis has been operating courts at Queensboro Oval — located between […]