There’s More, Much More, Than a Title . . .



This is fascinating. . . US Open prize money in 2015 will surpass $40 million for the first time, at $42.3 million – a 10.5 percent increase over 2014. Men’s and women’s singles champions will receive the largest pay-out in US Open history, $3.3 million, a figure that could increase if they earn US Open bonus prize money based on their results at this summer’s Emirates Airline US Open Series.

In 2014, women’s singles champion Serena Williams took home $4 million, the biggest single payday in tennis history. She earned $3 million as the US Open singles champion and $1 million in bonus prize money as the 2014 Emirates Airline US Open Series women’s champion. The top three finishers in the Series are eligible for bonus prize money, which could increase the 2015 US Open purse to as much as $44.6 million.

For 2015, the singles compensation for each round will increase by at least 10 percent. Doubles prize money will increase by 8.4 percent overall, with the men’s and women’s doubles champions earning $570,000, the most in US Open history. Also, prize money for the US Open Qualifying Tournament has increased to $1.7 million, a 12 percent gain over 2014.

Here is a look at the round-by-round individual prize money for the 2015 US Open:


Winner:               $3,300,000

Runner-Up:         $1,600,000

Semifinalist:       $805,000

Quarterfinalist:   $410,975

Round of 16:       $213,575

Round of 32:       $120,200

Round of 64:       $68,600

Round of 128:      $39,500


Doubles (each team):

Winners:                 $570,000

Runners-Up:           $275,000

Semifinalists:         $133,150

Quarterfinalists:    $67,675

Round of 16:           $35,025

Round of 32:           $21,700

Round of 64:           $14,200

“We continue our commitment to ensure that the US Open offers one of the most lucrative purses in all of sports,” said USTA President and US Open Chairwoman Katrina Adams. “As we have stated, total player compensation at the US Open will reach $50 million by 2017.”

Tennis, anyone?

The Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day Line-Up Is Guaranteed To Be A Grand Slam



Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, an annual tennis/children’s event is what show business people would call the ‘opening act’ for the US Open.  Sponsored by the Hess Corporation, IBM and USTA, Kids’ Day honors the memory of tennis great Arthur Ashe, the 1968 winner of the inaugural US Open in which professionals could compete.  Ashe believed that troubled kids could be helped working through their problems by playing tennis and put forth every effort to bring the game into their lives.  Kids’ Day began in 1993, the year Ashe died.  Four years later Arthur Ashe Stadium replaced Louis Armstrong Stadium as the primary venue for the US Open.

There is much to do at the stadium. . . a musical performance, this year starring chart-topping pop-rock acts American Authors, Bea Miller, “hip-pop” duo Kalin and Myles, Flo Rida protégé Natalie La Rose and MTV’s “Artist to Watch” Jacob Whitesides, and a live tennis show featuring fun exhibition matches and skills competitions with guest Novak Djokovic and Marin Cilic.  Every youngster is allowed to play and/or watch the numerous tennis matches either before or after the concert. During the course of the day many tennis stars stop by to say ‘hello’, sign autographs and take pictures with the children.

“It’s a historic occasion for Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, as we mark two decades of bringing the best in tennis and music together on a truly special day for families,” said Gordon Smith, USTA Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.  “The event also captures the spirit and vigor of Arthur Ashe and is a fantastic way of encouraging youth to be active in tennis and life, while developing healthy habits early on.”

Proceeds from Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day benefit the USTA Foundation, which helps fund the National Junior Tennis & Learning Network (NJTL), a nationwide group of more than 600 nonprofit youth-development organizations that provide free or low-cost tennis, education and life-skills programming to more than 325,000 children each year.  Arthur Ashe, along with Charlie Pasarell and Sheridan Snyder, founded NJTL 46 years ago.

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day will be held Saturday, August. 29th from 9:30am to 4:00pm, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.  ESPN2 will be televising the event, airing the tape on Sunday, August 30th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm to coincide with the official opening date of the US Open on Monday, August 31st.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

124-02 Roosevelt Avenue

Flushing, New York 11368



Laughter is the Best Medicine…Take 2


The Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps will be hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, August 22nd at The Theater in Flushing Meadow Park.

Associated with New York City’s FDNY Mutual Aid Response System, a FHVAC ambulance responds with an on-board crew of at least one New York State Emergency Medical Technician, one CPR certified (or better) driver, and usually one Certified First Responder (or better) attendant.  Most members of the Corps have had no prior medical background and have been trained by The Corps and State classes in everything from dispatching to being a State Certified Emergency Medical Technician.

While Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps focus is primarily on the Forest Hills and Rego Park neighborhoods, the FHVAC was one of the first responders to arrive on the scene after the terrorist attack upon the World Trade Center.  So dedicated were the volunteers on duty that morning that, when their ambulance FH1 was destroyed in the tragedy, members commandeered a city bus, and traveled to the site of the attacks with extra medical equipment and supplies. Sadly, the collapse of the Twin Towers resulted in the death of one of their own, Richard Allen Pearlman, a volunteer medic.

In addition to providing free emergency care and transportation, the FHVAC also provides non-emergency medical transports to and from hospitals and health facilities, teaches first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to the community, and lends wheelchairs, walkers, and other medical supplies to those who need them.  The ambulance corps covers many community events, including the New York City Marathon, the Five Borough Bike Tour, the annual Night Out Against Crime, and local street fairs and special events.

C’mon out and show your support for these unpaid volunteers always at the ready to support you with ’round-the-clock ambulance service.  Tickets are $40.00 and $50.00 and can be purchased online at, ordered via telephone at 718-760-0064 or picked up at Royal Sports on Metropolitan Avenue, or Queens Theatre Box Office in Flushing Meadow Park.

For more information about the event call 718-2055 or visit

The 2015 Comedy Show and Auction event, “Laughter is the Best Medicine . . . Take 2”, is hosted by Joe Mylonas, stars Gilbert Gottfried, and features comedians Robin Schall and Just Plain Keith.

Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps Charity Event

“Laughter is the Best Medicine . . . Take 2”

Queens Theatre

14 United Nations Ave South

Fresh Meadows, New York 11368

24 hour phone line 718-793-2055

Saturday, August 22, 2015

6:30pm – auction preview

7:00pm – auction to be followed with entertainment


Score Seats for the 2015 US Open


Glitz , glamour and glory are coming to Queens August 31st.   The U.S. Open is, without question, the biggest spectacle in the world.  Tickets are already on sale and, if you’re planning to spend a day or two at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, you need to act now.

For tennis enthusiasts purchasing tickets to the U.S. Tennis Open can be a challenge; it can almost be described as an art form.  Buying tickets online is one option.  A better choice is to go directly to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Box Office, which is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and Saturday from 10am to 4:00pm.  Credit card, cash, certified check or money orders are the only form of payment accepted.

The best advice we can offer is to get your tickets ASAP!

A day session ticket provides an assigned seat in Arthur Ashe Stadium along with ‘first-come, first-served’ access to Louis Armstrong Stadium, the Grandstand and all of the field courts.  An evening session ticket provides an assigned seat in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

For more information, visit the official U. S. Tennis Open website www.usopen.orgS. Tennis Open

U.S. Tennis Open

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Flushing Meadow – Corona Park

Flushing, NY 11368



via Epoch Times

导语:近日,位于雷哥中心(Rego Center)的ALEXANDER豪华楼房已经开始出租。此豪华公寓位于皇后区中心地带,邻近雷哥公园(Rego Park)的居民区,出租现房可立即搬入。




新的、低能电子衍射设计的住宅楼有312套公寓,从统仓到一居室和两居室的布局都有。Vornado 房地产信托公司聘请SLCE建筑师和室内设计公司Fogerty Finger打造出精心设计的住宅。高档装潢和开放式设计让居住空间增色不少,有9英尺的挑高天花板、白橡木地板、凯萨石英石台面,厨房和浴室的地面都镶有意大利瓷砖,还有Whirlpool不锈钢厨卫用具。




在Alexander27楼上,可以俯瞰风景秀丽的雷哥中心,你一定还会被曼哈顿天际线和皇后区中部的壮观美景所折服。该地区拥有一流的购物环境,有很多商店和餐馆。由于有皇后大道和 Woodhaven大道的便利,Austin街一路上有许多受欢迎的多元文化美食。

The Marketing Directors是Alexander的独家代理,“Vornado在推出本栋豪华公寓前已经做足了准备工作,在比较长岛市、森林小丘和阿斯托里亚的项目之后,希望Alexander带给住户一个强有力的价值。”The Marketing Directors总经理Jaqueline Urgo说。



“我们很高兴能向雷哥公园社区介绍Alexander公寓,” Vornado 房地产信托公司开发部的副总裁Geoff Smith说,“这个社区充满活力,适合家庭居住,并有繁华的零售、餐饮和娱乐活动。我们认为Alexander是这个区域的完美补充,而这不仅深深吸引着现有的居民,而且也吸引着喜欢雷哥公园这一带、且渴望更现代与便利生活的新居民。住在这里真正让您感到一切是那么的便利!”

有关Alexander的更多信息或预约看房,请致电(718)-271-1166,或访问。租赁办公室位于皇后区 61-55 Junction Boulevard


The Alexander In Rego Park: Ready For Move Ins

A rendering of one of The Alexander’s residences.

via Crystal Lau/Queens Tribune

The Alexander in Rego Park, a new luxury rental building located above Rego Center at 61-55 Junction Blvd., is now available for leasing and immediate occupancy.

The new LEED-designed residential building offers 312 residences, ranging from studios to one and two-bedroom apartment layouts. Aside from the upscale finishes and open layout, the residencies also feature nine-foot-high ceilings, white oak flooring, Caesarstone quart countertops, Italian porcelain tiling within the kitchen and bathroom, and Whirlpool stainless steel appliances.

The building’s concept emulates that of Sky View Park, the luxury condominium tower complex that sits atop of Sky View Center in Flushing, situated within the hearts of their respective neighborhoods, they each offer similar amenities to suit their occupants’ lifestyles.

The Alexander allows residents access to all of their recreational and social amenities, including 24-hour concierge, a private state of the art fitness center complete with cardio and strength-training equipment, a game room, a public lounge with a kitchen and fireplace, both indoor and outdoor children’s playgrounds, and an outdoor landscaped terrace with seating, cabanas and a barbecue area.

Rising 27 stories above Rego Center, residents are offered a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline across the water, ease of access to many retail shopping areas and eateries, and transit to Central Queens and beyond. The location of the building offers convenient traveling; resident can easily reach subway service to Manhattan via the M and R lines nearby at the 63rd Drive-Rego Park station, and is in close proximity to the Long Island Expressway with connections to the Queens-Midtown Tunnel and Manhattan.

The Alexander is also situated near several of Queens’ most popular attractions, including the Queens Botanical Garden, the Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Citi Field, and the National Tennis Center.

“We’re very excited to introduce The Alexander to the Rego Park community,” said Geoff Smith, vice president of development for Vornado Realty Trust. “This vibrant, family-friendly area has a strong sense of community and is bustling with retail, dining and recreational activities. We believe The Alexander is a perfect complement to the area, and one that will attract both existing and new residents who are drawn to Rego Park’s attributes and desire a more modern, amenity-rich lifestyle.”

Fall In Love With The Alexander New York is a leading on-line source covering newsworthy happenings taking place within our five boroughs. Although most reports are related to subjects about education, politics, crime, sports, and dining, reporter Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska saw fit to write an article about The Alexander, Rego Park’s newest prestigious rental building, and of the unique and luxurious lifestyle available for its’ residents.

We quote . . .

“The Alexander, built atop the Rego Center Mall, boasts Manhattan-style amenities. Take a Sneak Peek Inside New Luxury Tower Atop Rego Center Mall.”

QUEENS — A newly opened luxury rental building atop the Rego Center Mall offers Manhattan-style amenities and “spectacular views,” according to the developer.

The 27-story building, called The Alexander at Rego Center, at 61-55 Junction Boulevard boasts a rooftop terrace with seating and a barbecue area as well as an indoor and outdoor children’s playground.

“Rising 27 stories above Rego Center, residents will marvel at the breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, Central Queens and beyond while enjoying easy access to the roster of nationally-recognized retailers and eateries below at the area’s premier shopping destination,” the developer said in a statement.

Residents don’t even have to go out to have a busy social life as the 312-apartment tower features a fitness center, game room and social lounge with a kitchen and fireplace.

Constructed by Vornado Realty Trust, the pet friendly building also offers 24-hour concierge, bike storage and onsite parking.

The apartments, as first reported by Curbed, come with “nine-foot ceiling heights, white oak flooring, Caesarstone quartz countertops and Italian porcelain tile flooring in kitchens and baths, and Whirlpool stainless steel appliances,” according to the developer.

Monthly rents start from $2,025 for studios, $2,360 for one-bedroom apartments and $3,180 for two-bedroom units.

In recent years, Rego Park has been getting an infusion of upscale buildings that offer luxury units. Located near the Long Island Expressway and about 45 minutes from midtown Manhattan by train, Rego Park has been popular among young families who find it more affordable than Forest Hills or Astoria.

“We believe The Alexander is a perfect complement to the area and one that will attract both existing and new residents who are drawn to Rego Park’s attributes and desire a more modern, amenity-rich lifestyle,” said Geoff Smith, vice president of development for Vornado Realty Trust.”

We couldn’t agree more.  Come see for yourself and plan to fall in love.  Call 718-271-1166 and make an appointment to visit.  The Alexander at Rego Center is now available for leasing and immediate occupancy.

The Alexander at Rego Center

61-55 Junction Blvd

Rego Park, New York 11374

718- 271-1166 New York