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  • A rendering of the National Tennis Center

    Updated with comment for NYC Park Advocates, 3:07 p.m., Feb. 14: Plans to expand the U.S. Tennis Association’s National Tennis Center in Kew Gardens aced it at Tuesday’s Community Board 9 meeting, according to DNAinfo. The $500 million renovation proposal for the U.S. Open home garnered support from union workers, industry insiders and tennis fans after meeting opposition at the previous evening’s community board discussion. [more]

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  • A rendering of the National Tennis Center

    The home of the U.S. Open, the National Tennis Center in Queens, is set to get a $500 million facelift, Crain’s reported. The renovation plans include the reconstruction of two stadiums and the addition of seating for the annual Grand Slam. The U.S. Tennis Association hopes to start construction in 2013 and complete all the upgrades by 2018.

    Construction will help accommodate an extra 10,000 people per day during the two-week Grand Slam on top of the current average total attendance of 700,000. [more]

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  • An Arizona-based company called Major Event Rentalz, which allows
    homeowners to rent out their homes during sporting events that attract
    thousands of out-of-town spectators, has now targeted homes in
    Flushing, Queens, the site of the upcoming U.S. Open. The company is
    offering residents of Flushing $2,000 a day to sublet a three-bedroom
    and upwards of $10,500 a day to sublet an eight-bedroom home to
    spectators who will flood the neighborhood for the tennis tournament,
    which starts August 31. So far, 10 residents have offered their homes
    through the online service, which collects a 10 percent commission,
    while others are cutting out the middleman altogether and utilizing
    Craigslist to advertise two-week sublets to tournament goers. However,
    not all Flushing residents are thrilled about an influx of transients
    entering the neighborhood. Sandi Viviani, president of the
    Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association, called the advertisements
    degrading to the community and said she tears them down when she spots
    them. … [more]

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