Flushing Times

Monday, Oct. 24, 2011


Chief briefs 109th council on juveniles and terrorists

Chief Philip Banks III, the 25-year veteran, four-star head of the NYPD’s Community Affairs Bureau, spoke for nearly an hour about issues that affect the people of the 109th Precinct during the precinct’s Oct. 12 community council meeting, responding to individual questions and explaining how citywide police initiatives will affect every city resident. Comment
Kew Gardens Hills

Attempted towing of car leads to assault: DA

KEW GARDENS HILLS — Impairing the governmental function of a public employee in Kew Gardens Hills earned one man a $250 fine, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011


Flushing temple dishes Indian entrees to masses

The distinctive tower of the Ganesh Temple in Flushing rises like a beacon for worshipers seeking spiritual nourishment, but in a subterranean cafeteria below, Hindu devotees can also recharge their batteries with expertly prepared southern Indian dishes. Comment

Friday, Oct. 21, 2011


Historic Flushing site gets much needed makeover

The Kingsland Homestead, a 226-year-old home in downtown Flushing, is getting a long-awaited face-lift this autumn, and its organizers hope the program will allow the site to continue its missions of historical education and preservation for many more years. Comment

QC soccer steps up game

The Queens College men’s soccer team had a seven-game undefeated streak and a 5:28:16 time span without allowing a goal heading into their conference clash with the New York Institute of Technology. Comment

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Liu campaign finance practices questioned

A series of alleged campaign finance irregularities has raised questions about City Comptroller John Liu, the former councilman from Flushing and a possible top-tier candidate to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2013. Comment

See ‘Chix 6’ in Queens before Broadway fanfare

“Now this is theater,” the reviewer thought minutes into Lourds Lane’s thrilling, loud, vibrant, over-long, over-the-top spectacular “Chix 6,” now at Queens Theater, the theater formerly known as Queens Theater in the Park. Put on by a crew — if not quite a cast — of hundreds bursting with talent, the theatergoer gets the feeling that “Chix 6” is something Broadway is a little scared of right now, mostly because of the expense of putting on such an extravaganza, but mostly because of sheer timidity. If there’s one thing th Comments (1)

A Little Respect for the Community, Please

There has to be a point when the city tells developers enough. That point has come with the Millennium office building on Northern Boulevard in Flushing. Chon Property Corp., of Flushing, bought the building for $2.6 million in 2003 and has done nothing with it. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011


State gives $1.5M grant to boro waterfront plan

The controversial plan to redevelop the downtown Flushing waterfront has been cast into the spotlight in recent days. Comments (1)

109th Pct. Cops of the Month raid gambling den in Broadway

Brian Maguire, deputy inspector of the 109th Precinct, honored four officers last week as the precinct’s newest Cops of the Month. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Francis Lewis still on top

Francis Lewis heard all about its soccer demise in the preseason, how this would be the year Bayside surpassed it in PSAL Queens A East. The Patriots didn’t fire back, though they heard the chatter. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Bedoya assists in Francis Lewis soccer reign over boro

Danny Bedoya can’t explain why. He just gets a certain joy out of seeing a teammate score a goal, seeing them succeed, even more than when he’s the one putting the ball in the back of the net. Even when he played forward years back, the Francis Lewis star senior often set up his team’s other striker, rather than himself. Comment
Dishing with Dee

Dishing with Dee: Jefferson Dem Club hands out awards at 101st dinner

The Jefferson Democratic Club held its 101st annual dinner at the Douglaston Manor last Thursday night. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011


Flushing football shuts down JFK

Flushing Coach Jim DeSantis wasn’t sure his team could pull out a victory against John F. Kennedy and its mammoth defense Friday. Comment

QBG holds harvest festival

The Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing held its Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch Sunday. Comments (1)

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