Flushing Times

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015


Teacher crashes drone into seats at US Open: NYPD

A Brooklyn teacher was arrested and charged with crashing a drone into the Louis Armstrong Stadium during a US Open match Thursday night, according to the NYPD. Comment.

Kids come out for Arthur Ashe Day before US Open

Thousands of young tennis fans from the tri-state area gathered Saturday at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day tennis event before opening day for the US Open. Comment.

DEP to start cleaning up Flushing Bay next year

The city Department of Environmental Protection will start dredging the Flushing Bay next year. Comment.

Pace law school accepts student rejected by St. John’s

After the St. John’s University School of Law rescinded the application of a student who did not disclose an arrest for a drug sale despite his record being expunged, the student received a spot at the Pace University School of Law. Comment.

Young Flushing team turns to Beckett to keep success going

Quarterback Terrence Chavis was a major reason for Flushing’s success and playoff runs the last two seasons. But even after graduating Chavis, arguably the best quarterback in the PSAL last year, the Red Devils don’t see their passing attack missing a beat, with his former backup Tajmaleeak Beckett now playing that leadership role. Comment.

Willets Point is a lesson in absurdity

If I were to describe the Willets Point matter (“Willets Revisited”—Aug. 28 editorial) as a municipal absurdity of unparalleled proportions, I would be overly generous. The basis of former Mayor Bloomberg’s decision to remove over 200 small businesses with over 1,000 of their employees from Willets Point, was that the area was a blight. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015


Homeless have left Weeping Beech Park

Elderly residents are frequenting Weeping Beech Park in Flushing again after the nearby Bowne House expressed concerns about homeless people living in the park as well as criminal activities. Comment.

Record crowd attends US Open’s first day

A record opening day crowd descended on the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for the start of the US Open. Comment.

Skimming devices discovered on ATMs in NE Queens: 109th Pct.

Four skimming devices were found on ATMs at a drugstore and two gas stations in northeast Queens between June and August, according to the 109th Precinct. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015


Flushing law office files suit for ICE detainees

A former Astoria resident is involved in a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in an attempt to reverse his deportation to Guatemala. Comments (3).

Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015


City Planning to make proposals for Flushing riverfront in the fall

The Department of City Planning said it will release preliminary recommendations this fall for a project to revitalize the Flushing waterfront and bring affordable housing to the area. Comment.

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Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015


New York State Pavilion paint project is complete

Workers at the New York State Pavilion have completed a $3 million beautification project that painted the crown of the weather-worn structure in its original “American Cheese” yellow paint. The work began June 14 and took less than eight weeks. Comments (4).

Friday, Aug. 28, 2015

Willets Point

Remaining Willets Point auto shops worry about their fate

Auto shop workers and owners in Willets Point have mixed feelings about the city’s treatment of them after the de Blasio administration chose not to appeal a ruling to halt the Willets West megamall project. Comment.

Man wanted for stealing woman’s purse in Flushing: NYPD

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a man who robbed a woman in Flushing over the weekend. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

Willets Point

Future of Willets Point Development Plan now uncertain

The $3 billion Willets Point project is in limbo after the city announced it would not appeal a recent appellate court ruling requiring state legislative approval before a proposed megamall could move forward. At issue is the absence of affordable housing in the first phase of the multi-use development. Comments (2).

Rickshaw rider traveling the world arrives in Flushing

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) welcomed Chen Guanming, who is known as “the Olympic Rickshaw Rider,” to the steps of Flushing Library last weekend. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

Willets Point

City decides not to appeal ruling on Willets Point mega-mall

The city said a recent appellate court ruling requiring state legislative approval before a proposed mega-mall could move forward gave it an impetus to push for more housing in the $3 billion Willets Point Development Plan. Comment.

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