Queensboro Oval Will Be a 'Dingy' Park Without Tennis Bubble, Players Say – DNAinfo

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 The tennis bubble could be taken down if the Parks Department moves forward with two of the three options it has come up with for the Queensboro Oval.

The tennis bubble could be taken down if the Parks Department moves forward with two of the three options it has come up with for the Queensboro Oval.
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DNAinfo/Shaye Weaver

UPPER EAST SIDE — Tennis players who’ve so far remained quiet about a proposal to remove a tennis bubble from an Upper East Side park showed up in droves at a community meeting demanding that their space be left alone.

Neighbors of the for-profit Sutton East Tennis Club‘s practice bubble — which has occupied the Queensboro Oval, a one-acre city park under the Queensboro Bridge at East 59th Street, since 1997 — have recently been pushing the city to convert it into a multi-use space.

In response, Parks Department officials presented three different options that involve shortening the length of time the tennis club can operate each year or replacing the bubble entirely with a turf field and a set of permanent tennis courts.

 Tennis players showed up to a public meeting in droves to demand that their bubble be left alone.

Tennis players showed up to a public meeting in droves to demand that their bubble be left alone.
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DNAinfo/Shaye Weaver