Flushing Times

Monday, Aug. 27, 2012


No boon for boondocks reference

In your July 19-25 Flushing Times editorial “Rethink Willets Point,” you take issue with my reference to Aqueduct and Willets Point as the “boondocks.” Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012

Jamaica Estates

St. John’s women’s soccer beats George Mason

Reminiscent of last year’s contest at George Mason, the St. John’s women’s soccer team’s season-opener took nearly four hours to complete before the Red Storm could record a 2-0 victory. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows woman ushers in her 100th birthday (WITH VIDEO)

Fresh Meadows resident Claire Goldberg, who still lives on her own and uses an iPad, celebrated her 100th birthday in style last week surrounded by three generations of her family and elected officials. Comment.

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Murray Hill

Shuttered overpass draws ire

Two candidates for state office lashed out at the city Monday over a Murray Hill overpass that seems to be complete but has remained closed to drivers for months. Comment.

Valuables left in cars invite thieves: 109th

It might seem obvious, but the 109th Precinct is again urging residents to avoid leaving valuables inside their cars no matter how safe the neighborhood might seem and provided numerous recent examples of what can happen when wallets, pocketbooks and thousands of dollars in cash are left unattended even for a few minutes. Comments (1).
I Sit and Look Out

Parks commissioner leaves city after successful tenure

From the time I was a child when I realized there were seasons, the fall has always been my favorite time of the year. “Autumn in New York,” as the 1934 Vernon Duke song glorifies it, is true. Comment.

Needed change nowhere in sight

As we approach the presidential election, the state of our nation’s economy is still not good. Unemployment continues above 8 percent and prices on everything, from food and health care to gasoline and home mortgages, continue to be high. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 24, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Klein Farm still tied to developer Tommy Huang

Klein Farm, one of the last family-owned, working farms in Queens until 2001, is still owned by a company connected to the notorious developer Tommy Huang despite reports several years ago that the firm was preparing to sell the property. Comment.

Assembly seat forum reveals odd positions

The MinKwon Center for Community Action held a candidates forum last week where hopefuls for the newly created Flushing state Assembly seat offered often vague answers to policy questions and in one case pledged support for a controversial program much maligned by immigrant rights groups. Comment.

Myungsuk Lee accuses Liu of splitting Korean vote

A candidate for the Flushing state Assembly seat accused City Comptroller John Liu last week of systematically splitting the Korean community in current and past elections. Comments (6).

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

Kew Gardens Hills

Religious artifacts stolen from Kew Gardens Hills synagogue

Several silver religious artifacts were stolen from the Young Israel of Queens Valley in Kew Gardens Hills last week by a man who came in during prayer services, the synagogue’s executive director said Thursday, Comment.

Finance reports show plans

Recently released campaign finance reports for the state Senate seat based in downtown Flushing provided insight into the campaign strategies of state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) and challenger John Messer, a businessman and lawyer from Oakland Gardens. Comments (1).

Nadal to sit out 2012 US Open in Flushing Meadows

The US Open will kick off a fortnight of tennis next week, where the No. 1 men’s player will take on last year’s defending champion, a top-ranked competitor will watch from the sidelines and the world’s best women will go head-to-head for nearly $2 million in prize money. Comment.

Girls’ soccer coaches agree with PSAL breakup

PSAL girls’ soccer coaches applauded the league’s new division alignments, saying it will bring competitive balance and allow programs to grow in the Class A and B divisions. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012


Elusive peacock belongs to John Bowne HS

The mystery of the wayward Queens peacock has been solved. Comment.

Gillibrand bill gives credit to biz backers

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) unveiled proposed tax breaks for small business owners alongside state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) at a Flushing auto repair shop run by Audra Fordin, the fourth generation of her family to take the reins, but the first woman. Comment.

Flushing inferno destroys shops

A three-alarm fire gutted a Flushing Laundromat early Monday morning, severely damaging a cluster of apartments above the store and injuring more than a dozen of the city’s Bravest as well as two tenants. Comment.

One person injured in multi-car crash: FDNY

FLUSHING - Police and Fire Department personnel responded to a four-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on the southbound Whitestone Expressway Tuesday morning near Northern Boulevard, according to a spokesman for the FDNY. Comment.

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