USTA’s parking garage proposal a double fault, local leaders say

Not every aspect of the U.S. Tennis Association’s proposed expansion in Queens is an ace right down the middle in the court of public opinion.

Advocates are yelling “fault” at the proposal to build two parking garages in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, saying they have no place in the greenspace.

The garages are included in the $500 million expansion plan for the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center announced last month.

“We’re just trying to accommodate the minimum needs to run the event,” Daniel Zausner, managing director of the National Tennis Center, said during a meeting at Queens Borough Hall on Wednesday evening.

The two garages — two and three stories — to be built on the footprint of current surface-level parking, would add 500 spaces.

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Editor’s Note: If this was Citi Field would we even be having this discussion?

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