Flushing Times

Thursday, April 24, 2014


Pavilion designated National Treasure

On the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair opening day, one of its last remaining structures was named a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Arm wrestlers to flex muscles at Kew Gdns Hills competition

Get ready for some arm wrestling. Comment.

Sounds of jazz to take over Flushing Town Hall again

An artists’ collective of musicians, known as Queens Jazz OverGround, plan to highlight the talents of world-renowned and emerging jazz instrumentalists who call the borough home at the second annual Spring Jazz Festival this weekend. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Delarosa looks forward to Obekpa’s return

One of the things Adonis Delarosa was looking forward to most about heading to St. John’s was getting to play against and learn from center Chris Obekpa. Comment.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Tip of the week

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Search still on for Flushing man five months later

FLUSHING — Police were seeking the public’s help finding a Flushing man who has been missing for five months. Comment.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Jamaica Estates

SJU gets first president from outside the church

History was made at St. John’s University in Jamaica last week when for the first time the Vincentian institution named a new president who is not a priest. Comment.

Titan Theatre Co. prepares for its next big role in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

At the end of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” with most of the cast lying dead on the floor, Horatio bids the title character farewell. Comment.

SkyView to get kids shop

The Children’s Place is coming to the SkyView Center. Comments (2).

Moses left imprint on boro

Robert Moses’ uncompromising attitude toward opposition to everything from freeways to tunnels made him a villain to many neighborhood activists and he left an enduring mark on the landscape of Queens. Comments (3).

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Flushing Library receives new self-service stations

Check it out. Comment.
The Civic Scene

Queen Civic Congress wages battle against illegal apts.

The Queens Civic Congress is an umbrella organization of approximately 100 civic and co-op associations in Queens. The goal of the QCC is to maintain the quality of life for Queens residents. While it supports the general idea of providing more affordable housing, it opposes the proposals which would legalize the currently illegal basement/cellar apartments which some people build. Comment.

Friday, April 18, 2014


Lancman grills NYCHA on Pomonok downsizing

NYCHA officials announced they are reviewing certain aspects of their so-called “rightsizing” policy after a grilling by City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) at an oversight hearing last week. Comments (2).

Developers find funds for Flushing Commons

The developers of Flushing Commons have cleared their last major hurdles before construction can begin on the long-delayed, $850 million development. Comments (2).

Belgian waffles hit Seattle before 1964 World’s Fair

Ask just about anyone who visited the 1964 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park what they remember eating, and you’ll get the same answer—Belgian waffles. This gussied up breakfast food was, indeed, the iconic comestible of the fest. But contrary to the commonly held belief of Queens loyalists, they were not invented for that event. Comment.

1939 exhibits on future bring hope

These city fathers who met at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Manhattan had decided to hold what would be the greatest world’s fair. The location: Flushing Meadow in Queens. Comment.
Block Shots

St. John’s future appears brighter with Delarosa commitment to SJU

Adonis Delarosa’s commitment appears to be the start of a good thing at St. John’s University. Comment.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Man wanted in rash of Flushing grand larcenies: NYPD

Police were looking for a man wanted in connection with a string of grand larcenies and attempted robberies that hit Flushing this winter. Comments (3).

New restaurants flock to Queens Taste 2014

From Portuguese paella to Turkish delight, foodies will get to sample dishes that are as diverse as the borough they’re from at this year’s Queens Taste. Comment.

World’s Fair Anniversary Events

Queens will play host to a number of events celebrating the anniversaries of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs. Comment.

Cops arrest Ozone Park man in harassment of teen on Q88 bus: NYPD

FLUSHING — Police charged an Ozone Park man with attempted assault, aggravated harassment and menacing in an April 7 incident aboard a Q88 bus, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep defeated by diocesan champ Fontbonne

Two rain-outs forced St. Francis Prep to wait a little longer for its first crack at Fontbonne Hall, which beat the Terriers in last year’s diocesan championship series. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Terriers fall to St. Raymond’s

St. Francis Prep Coach Brother Robert Kent didn’t sidestep or overanalyze the reason behind his club’s first defeat of the season. Comment.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Broadway-Flushing shop sells water wellness

For those who do not speak Korean, the Erom store near Broadway Station may appear — at first glance — to be a place devoted solely to the sale of bidets. Comments (4).

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jamaica Estates

Evils of global slavery explored at SJU event

In globalized supply chains where timber felled in Brazil is used in the manufacturing process that creates steel for U.S. automobiles, the economic and moral systems that permit forced labor are often hidden from sight. Comment.

Monday, April 14, 2014


Boro reps sign minimum wage letter

U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and Nydia Velazquez (D-Ridgewood) signed a letter sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo asking that local municipalities be allowed to set their own minimum wages. Comment.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


Parks worker convicted in slay

A city Parks Department employee was found guilty of manslaughter Monday in the 2012 stabbing of a co-worker at a recreation center in Flushing, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Police search for suspect who robbed senior: NYPD [With Video]

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a man wanted for robbing a 71-year-old woman in her Flushing apartment building Saturday. Comments (1).

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Seniors refuse to leave homes in Pomonok

After being asked by NYCHA to leave their multi-room apartments to make room for families, a number of seniors in Pomonok Houses said they are not going anywhere. Comments (5).

Flushing man charged with arson: NYPD

FLUSHING — A Flushing man was arrested on charges of setting his own building on fire Monday afternoon, police said. Comments (1).

Monday, April 7, 2014


Head of Queens Museum to be named city’s cultural affairs commissioner

Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to name the head of the Queens Museum Monday to the post of cultural affairs commissioner for the city. Comment.

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