Back at Flushing Meadows again, the 2013 hotbed of activity.
Now we're taking a look at the USTA.
Here's what's there now, courtesy of Save FMCP:
and here's their proposal:
They want to build not one, but two stadiums - demolish and replace the one on the upper right and add one on the bottom left, killing a boatload of trees in the process. All because they claim that they can't be competitive with other countries. There haven't been any advances in the sport that require new facilities. I don't see how this makes them more competitive or why their alleged predicament should be a problem that Queens residents need to help them solve.
The US Open isn't going anywhere. This is just an attempt to get more free land at taxpayer expense.
And shame on you, Andy Hevesi.