Flushing Times

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017


Lancman wants uniform curb heights

The city’s Department of Transportation should fix any changes they make to curbs in the process of repairing streets in order to protect homeowners and tenants from flooding and city fines, City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) said about legislation he has proposed. Comment

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017


Police search for Flushing assault suspects

FLUSHING — Police were searching for two suspects wanted in connection with an assault in Flushing. Comment

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Friday, Feb. 17, 2017


Vaughn College ranked No. 1 in upward mobility for students

A Flushing-based aviation college topped the list of colleges across the country that help move students from poverty to prosperity. Comment

CB7 approves “Flushing Point Plaza”

Downtown Flushing is getting another high-rise complex right in the pathway to LaGuardia Airport. Comments (1)

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Fresh Meadows

Missing Fresh Meadows teen returns to family

Fresh Meadows teen, Skye Azhar, 15, is back with his family after disappearing Jan. 31, according to his mother. Comments (2)
Fresh Meadows

Big Apple Circus set to return this fall

Big Apple Circus has been saved and will continue its mission of helping disabled children. Comments (3)

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017


Koo announces bid for re-election at Flushing Library

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) announced he would be running for re-election a news conference in front of the Flushing Library Monday. The lawmaker touted his achievements over the course of his seven years in office among supporters and fellow elected officials. Comments (2)
The Civic Scene

Mayflower briefs Fresh Meadows civics on hotel planned for their turf

Since a permit was given to build a hotel at 186th Street and 64th Avenue in Fresh Meadows about three years ago, there has been no contact with the owners of the hotel. Comments (1)

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017


Organizations issue loans for Flushing fire relief

After a fire on Jan. 25 scorched up to 15 storefronts on a block in downtown Flushing, two organizations stepped up to offer emergency loans to two businesses damaged in the blaze. Asian Americans for Equality and Renaissance Economic Development Corporation distributed the first two checks of $50,000 last Friday with Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing). Comments (1)

Flushing pols to set barriers to Trump immigration policy

Korean community leaders and elected officials stood in solidarity against immigration policies imposed by the Trump administration last week at a news conference in Flushing led by the MinKwon Center for Community Action . Comments (20)

Flushing celebrates Lunar New Year with splash

Large crowds came out in the biting winter weather last Saturday to enjoy the Flushing Lunar New Year parade, which featured a host of troupes, sponsored floats and multiple colorful displays of the Chinese Dragon Dance. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017


Borough president has abandoned Willets Pt. plan in favor of stadiums

Prior to 2008 there were many small businesses in Willets Point Queens, primarily rendering automotive services for the public at a cost far less expensive than at automotive dealers. They were truly rendering an important service to the people of Queens. Comments (4)

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017


Flushing Chamber holds Lunar New Year event at Town Hall

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its first Lunar New Year Celebration Wednesday at the historic Flushing Town Hall. Comments (1)

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