Comfort Inn & Suites JFK Airport
137-30 Redding Street
Ozone Park, NY 11417
Phone: (718) 659-7777
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The New York Racing Association is responsible for maintaining this city racetrack. A world of entertainment unfolds at "The Big A" in Queens. Every conceivable type of handicap race is offered here, each attracting the top horses and jockeys because of generous purses. A fine restaurant, grill, bar, smoking lounge, sports bar, children's playroom, arcade and picnic area are available so that the entire family can enjoy the day.
It is acclaimed for hosting the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. It has over 800 members, 38 courts, 10 of which are indoors for all year round facility use, along with a junior Olympic pool complex. It also features a swimming pool wherein one can take lessons in the same. Come here with family or friends and indulge in a sporting activity, however if it leaves you too tired then have a wholesome fare at the restaurant here.
At over 1200 square acres, Flushing Meadows Corona Park is Queens' largest park. It is the site of two former World's Fairs, one in 1939 and the other in 1964, as well as the home to the famous symbol of the 1964 Fair: the Unisphere. The park also encompasses Shea Stadium (where baseball's the New York Mets play), the USTA National Tennis Center, three lakes, the New York Hall of Science, the Queens Museum of Art, a golf course and a skating rink. The park holds several events regularly. To learn more check the website.
Named after the legendary jazz great who lived a few blocks from the site, this stadium is now the No. 2 venue at the USTA National Tennis Center after the Arthur Ashe Stadium. The arena has played host to some of the most exciting moments in tennis history. After being refurbished, the stadium provides a more intimate experience for spectators but still retains its legendary appeal.
Although its reign as a summer resort destination in the 50s and 60s has long since ended, this lovely beach is set for a come back once people realize how beautiful and close-by this beach truly is. Located on the south shore of Long Island in Queens Rockaway Beach provides New Yorkers with a beach that is accessible by subway. This beach is perfect whether you want to swim, surf, fish, play volleyball, or just enjoy strolling besides the ocean. Don't miss out on visiting the 1908 St. Rose of Lima Church to admire the classic architecture of the Rockaway subway stop.
This small but beautiful botanic garden features a Japanese garden, as well as the Cranford Rose Garden, herb garden, the Children's Garden, and the Steinhard Conservatory of indoor flowers and plants. In all, there are 52 acres and 12,000 varieties of botanicals, ranging from the tiny bonsai to the towering oak. Self-guided tours, individual classes and certificate programs are all available. Students come with your valid id cards, if you want to avail of a discount.
The LeFrak Centre is located at historic Prospect Park in Brooklyn. You can enjoy the numerous activities on offer, which include roller skating and ice skating, for which there is a fee. Take a leisurely stroll and admire the natural beauty on display or sit down at the cafe and enjoy a quiet evening with a book. There are also a number of activities for children, especially during summers. Check website for admission prices and other details.
Built in 1889, the Knickerbocker Field Club was a historic tennis clubhouse designed in Colonial style architecture. The club happened to be the only building premise where the development of the tennis court had started. Sadly enough, it was in 1988 when the court was partially destroyed by fire. Subsequently, it was demolished in 1992 since there were shortage of funds for restoration. However, today it is functional and hosts several championships. The Knickerbocker Field Club got listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
McCarren Rink is the first outdoor rink in the New York borough of Brooklyn, providing the local residents with a great winter recreation opportunity. One can see kids and adults alike whizzing past, and having a great time. Admission price is affordable, and skate rentals are available as well. The rink can also be a fun and unusual spot to hold a special event. Visit their website for further details.
McCarren Park Pool is one of the youngest entertainment destinations in Brooklyn. Although the pool has existed in McCarren Park in Brooklyn since 1936, it acquired its new identity in 2012. Next to the historic pool, a recreational facility was created, which has been the venue for several free and ticketed live music performances. Ample of space and a well-designed structure make this open-air venue a great place to catch some fun with family and friends. Pool party shows by live bands are held every Sunday for free of cost. And there can be no better romantic setting for an outdoor film festival, that is conducted here for an entire month. The 37,950 square foot pool is a great way to beat the heat, with plenty of room for everyone.
This beautiful Brooklyn park was created by the same architects responsible for the splendid Central Park in Manhattan. Unlike its more famous cousin in Manhattan, Prospect Park sits pretty amidst a primarily residential area and is not surrounded by skyscrapers. Many Olmsted fans dub this 526 acre (212.87 hectare) park his crowning achievement. It features horseback riding, ice skating, tennis, paddle boats and a carousel, as well as the Prospect Park Wildlife Center. There is a band shell for concerts, and Prospect Lake is often teeming with ducks, geese and swans.
Rich in history, Fort Greene Park’s beginnings emerged in the form of Fort Putnam, which is today located within the park. In 1812, the fort was christened in the name of Major General Nathanael Greene and since there was not any actual worry of conflict or a war at the time, the fort was used by the locals as a recreational space. In the park, there is also a famous memorial, the Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument, which honors the lives of thousands of Americans who died as a result of imprisonment aboard a ship by the British. A visit to this park gives all its visitors a broader perspective of the history of the city and its residents. The hugely-popular Brooklyn Flea on Saturdays is right across the park.