Olympic swimmers help kids play tennis

586 days ago

Olympic gold medal swimmers Cullen Jones and Dara Torres put their sea legs aside for a day for some land-based activities at the U.S. Open with local kids. The two kicked off support activities for Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Read more ...

Jazz legend Louis Armstrong honored

586 days ago

It’s fitting that at the U.S. Open the world’s greatest tennis players play in Arthur Ashe stadium, named for one of the best Americans to grace the court. But some are confused as to moniker attached to its neighbor, Louis Armstrong Stadium. Read more ...

Graffiti mecca a must-see in NYC

588 days ago

Burning. Writing. Tagging. Graffiti. There are many names for it, but at 5Pointz in Queens, N.Y., it's called art. Founded in 2001, 5Pointz is an outdoor art exhibit reserved for legal graffiti art. Read more ...

Flushing Meadows more than just the Open

589 days ago

While the U.S. Open is a pretty big event in Flushing Meadows, it doesn’t hold a candle to the history of events once held on these grounds. The 1,255-acre Flushing Meadows Corona Park, once a dumping ground for coal ash, played host to the 1939 and 1965 World’s Fair. Read more ...

A harp player, for your entertainment, at Open

589 days ago

NEW YORK -- When it comes to Grand Slams, the U.S. Open is like Lollapalooza compared to the others. There is loud, popular music, fan cams and activities to keep even the tennis novice interested. It's like a rock star country club with a bit of tennis sprinkled in. Read more ...