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Queens neighborhood torn apart by Forest Hills Stadium concert controversy



"A boiling controversy over outdoor concerts at Forest Hills Stadium is tearing the normally-sleepy Queens neighborhood apart, as lawsuits and accusations of extortion are flying — with the first concert mere hours away.


Things have gotten so heated that angry neighbors of the 13,000 seat stadium, former home of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, were threatening to cut off access to a popular route concertgoers use to make their way to the arena, forcing them to walk a mile out of their way, court papers say.


A judge has ordered the group to keep the street open pending a legal resolution as the summer concert series gets underway as planned this weekend."


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