Flushing Times

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016


Bus lane cameras on Q44 Select Bus Service route worry community

As the warning period alerting motorists to new camera installations along the route of the Q44 Select Bus Service is currently underway, community leaders and elected officials are casting a wary eye on the bus lane cameras. Comment.

Lion dancers to perform in Flushing for Lunar New Year

Lion dancers will ring in Lunar New Year at The Shops at SkyView Center in Flushing. Comment.

Meng seeks better access for women to feminine hygiene products

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) has introduced a bill that aims to make feminine hygiene products such as tampons and pads more accessible and affordable to women. Comments (1).

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016


Avella to introduce bill establishing architectural districts

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has announced plans to introduce legislation that would create special architectural districts throughout the state. The move was prompted by the Broadway Flushing neighborhood’s losing battle for city landmark status. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016


Public advocate honors Lunar New Year school holiday

Public Advocate Letitia James and community leaders commemorated the first year of the Lunar New Year school holiday Friday morning at the Queens Library in Flushing as the celebration approached. Comment.

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Parks seeks to enhance Lawrence Playground

The city Parks Department hosted a public scoping meeting last week to get ideas from the community about improving circulation and the aesthetics of the Lawrence Playground in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment.

Queens Botanical Garden elects two to board of trustees

The Queens Botanical Garden’s board of trustees has named two new members to its board, with outgoing members Saul Kupferberg and Walter Sanchez leaving after each finishing six years terms.Kupferberg and Sanchez will remain as advisory council members. Comment.

Flushing calligrapher puts all of his heart into his works

As a highly skilled calligrapher, you could say Simon Xianwen Zeng paints his soul on paper with brush strokes of black ink. Comment.

Woman attacked and robbed in her car on Avery Road: NYPD

FLUSHING — An unidentified man attacked a woman inside her car early Jan. 27 on Avery Avenue, and stole credit cards and $2,000 cash from her purse, police said. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016


Community rallies against mosque proposal

Dozens of community members, along with civic leaders spoke Tueaday during a hearing at the city’s Board of Standards & Appeal in opposition to the slated construction of a house of worship in Flushing. Comments (7).

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016


Ring in the Lunar New Year

Queens is gearing up for 2016’s second New Year’s celebration as the Lunar New Year kicks off 15 days of festivities Feb. 8 Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016


Queens College to participate in solar power initiative

Queens College will be housing a solar storage system as part of a new three-year collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute and the New York Power Authority. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

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NE Queens electeds offer support for tax filers

Two lawmakers in northeast Queens are advocating on behalf of residents filing taxes as the tax season approaches. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016


Katz lauds progress of Queens in State of the Borough address

At her annual State of the Borough Address last week, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz cited a plan to remove classroom trailers from borough schools, the reorganization of the Queens Library following a corruption scandal and the renovation of the New York State Pavilion as signs of the progress the borough has made. Comments (1).

Man allegedly attacked woman at massage parlor: NYPD

FLUSHING — An Auburndale man was arrested after police said he allegedly assaulted a 40-year-old woman at a massage parlor in Flushing earlier this month. Comments (1).

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016


Queens Museum shutting its gift shop for retooling

The Queens Museum is keeping one of its newest exhibitions under wraps for a couple more months. Comments (3).

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016


Katz highlights borough’s popularity at State of the Borough address

At her annual State of the Borough Address Thursday, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz highlighted the progress the borough has made now that it’s become a top destination for tourists and other New York City residents. Comments (2).

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