2 more tennis players opt out of U.S. Open

Two more top-10 women -- Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens -- will miss the U.S. Open, joining No. 1-ranked Ash Barty in skipping the Grand Slam tennis tournament during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tennis organizers continue to plan for U.S. Open

As coronavirus cases spike in other parts of the country a month before the U.S. Open is supposed to start in New York, the U.S. Tennis Association said Friday it “continues its plans” to hold its marquee event and another tournament beforehand.

Misguided coronavirus fears hitting Asian American businesses

In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street foods. In New York, a dim sum restaurant owner worries he won't make rent. In the San Francisco Bay Area, a local Asian American-owned restaurant chain is mulling temporarily shuttering one of its properties because of the downturn in trade.

First Look: Louis Armstrong Stadium

In a little more than three months, the 2018 U.S. Open will kick off celebrating its 50th anniversary. But it'll also be ushering in a new era when it opens the brand new Louis Armstrong Stadium. As workers put on the finishing touches, one detail is clearly evident: the retractable roof. So when there are rainy days in August, tennis will still be played.

NYC Houses of Worship: Friends Meeting House

The year is 1694, five years after the British passed the Toleration Act allowing some, but not all, religions that dissented from the Church of England to practice out in the open. That freedom was extended to include a small English colony in what is now Flushing, Queens. There, the Religious Society of Friends erected a meeting house.