Flushing Times

Monday, Oct. 17, 2011

Fresh Meadows

Fresh Mdws. center to celebrate one year

When Jack Blumner and his brother, Steven Blumner, opened the Executive Office Center in Fresh Meadows one year ago, all they had was a dream. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011


Flushing church draws thousands for St. Nicholas fest

Even by conservative estimates, volunteers from a Flushing Greek Orthodox church had prepared well over 50,000 fried dough balls during the four-day St. Nicholas festival that culminated Sunday night. Comment

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Willets Pt. must become East Coast Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is getting ready for its biggest competitor yet. Yes, that is right: New York City. In a plan that has stirred and awed much of the tech world, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has committed $100 million to establishing a top-tier, applied sciences university within the five boroughs. Comments (2)

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011


Auburndale man founds yo-yo club

As he waits weekday mornings at the Auburndale station for the Long Island Rail Road to carry him into Manhattan, Joe O’Neill passes the time throwing, which sounds just a bit menacing until one realizes it is simply one of the terms — along with the dizzy baby and the boing boing — spoken by O’Neill and the other members of the New York YoYo Club. Comments (1)

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011


Qns. College shines light on domestic violence

At the start of her relationship with her partner, Hope was emotionally abused and did not consider herself a victim until the abuse became physical. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011


Lack of plan for building irks neighbors

Community members are growing concerned about a builder’s amorphous plans for what they describe as a historic property in downtown Flushing. Comment

Condo building purchased

The mortgage crisis hit Queens hard, but the purchase of one foreclosed luxury condominium building in Flushing demonstrates a promising way forward for properties that were left behind when the real estate bubble burst. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm tennis surging

If you’re looking for a bright spot in athletics in Queens, you don’t have to look much further than the St. John’s University men’s tennis team. Comments (1)
Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep clears tough stretch, stays hot

St. Francis Prep is peaking and at just the right time. Comment

Congress needs to fix economy now

As 2011 continues, the state of our nation’s economy looks no better than it was a year ago at this same time. Why has there been no significant improvement in the economy? Comment

Hurry Up and Wait

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Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011

Jamaica Estates

Holy Family Church holds blessing for its flock

Rev. Casper J. Furnari leads a ceremony to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, who was renowned for his love of animals, at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, located on Utopia Pkwy. at 73rd Ave. Comment

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