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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A home in Maspeth, one of the neighborhoods targeted by three serial burglars//Eagle photo by Katie Finkowski.

Maspeth’s Thieving Trio Scammed Queens Seniors

The three thieves pretended to be grandchildren, they said they were old neighbors, they even recruited children to assist in their schemes — anything to get inside senior citizens’ home and steal their stuff.

Now the trio of Maspeth schemers are headed to prison for up to 10 years, having been sentenced yesterday in Queens Criminal Court. The three thieves targeted senior homeowners in Jackson Heights, Flushing and Maspeth in the summer of 2016, said Queens County District Attorney Richard A. Brown said.

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QEDC Director of Public Relations, Marketing & Tourism and Queens Ambassador Rob MacKay // Courtesy of Rob MacKay

Queens Is Fertile Ground for Legal Community, Borough Ambassador Says

Fresh off his appearance on the City & State Queens Power 50 list, Rob MacKay sat in his favorite neighborhood restaurant Aubergine Cafe and discussed how Queens has fostered a fertile environment for a flourishing legal community.

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