Tribute Park in Rockaway Park, hosts a 9/11 memorial event this morning. Photo by Richard Santaga, Friends of Tribute Park via nyc.gov

Memorials Around Queens Honor 9/11 Victims This Week

Today, memorials throughout the borough will unite Queens residents and seek to remember the friends, loved ones, neighbors and colleagues who died.

Here are a few events taking place this week:

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The DOB Active Major Construction map provides an automated daily update of all currently active New Building and Alteration Type 1 Enlargement permits. // Image courtesy of DOB

DOB Debuts Interactive Construction Map

Thanks to a new tool from the Department of Buildings, you can find out exactly what’s going on above the scaffolding that just went up on your block.  

At more than 6,300 other work sites, too.

The DOB launched an interactive Active Major Construction map that allows curious residents to view all active major construction sites, with buildings on the map categorized by square footage, estimated cost and the proposed number of units with larger points denoting higher values.

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Three-time U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal participates at the Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing on Saturday // Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day Was a Smash Hit

A day before the start of the U.S. Open, the Flushing’s famed tennis grounds opened to kids wielding rackets for their own fun games.

Three-time U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal, the current No. 1-ranked player in the world, joined children from across Queens and other parts of the city for Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day.

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Main Street in Flushing. Photo by Chun Yip So

Free Flushing Tours Demonstrate Neighborhood’s Diverse Charm

More than 500,000 visitors from every corner of the world converge on the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center each year for the U.S. Open. This tournament, one local organization plans to show them that Flushing is more than just a tennis hub with a baseball stadium nearby.

Starting today, the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce will host Discover Flushing, a free walking tour series that takes place for throughout the tournament, which ends Sept. 9.

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Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stevens pose with the U.S. Open trophies during 2018 U.S. Open draw Thursday. // AP Photos by Richard Drew.

Venus and Serena Could Meet in US Open 3rd Round

Serena and Venus Williams could be headed toward their earliest Grand Slam meeting in 20 years, facing a potential third-round matchup at the U.S. Open.

If the sisters do play each other, the winner might face No. 1-ranked Simona Halep in the fourth round.

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Tour de Flushing participants concluded their ride at the historic Quaker Meeting House last year. Photo courtesy of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce.

Tour de Flushing Comes to Queens — No Yellow Jersey Required

On Sunday, Flushing will be the hottest cycling spot this side of France.

The second annual Tour de Flushing cycling extravaganza kick off at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

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