Flushing Times

Monday, May 27, 2013


Soccer stadium to steal people’s park

A Major Soccer League stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park — for the benefit of a private, for-profit business and seating up to 25,000 people with a potential expansion to 35,000 — is another nail in the coffin of destruction that has been and is being perpetrated on the second most-used park in New York City, primarily by the less privileged. Comment

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Weprin pushes to pass ‘Alice’s Law’

A Queens state Assemblyman’s efforts to crack down on staged car accidents kicked into high gear as the lawmaker prepared his final push before the current legislation session ends in June. Comment

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Jamaica Estates

St. John’s grads welcome future challenges

St. John’s University class of 2013 student speaker Kevin Lee Grover summed it up with three words when asked what his generation had the potential to do in the years ahead: Change the world. Comments (3)
Block Shots

St. John’s coach notches 612th win

Ed Blankmeyer knew the record was coming — he just didn’t know exactly when and didn’t care to guess. Comment

Friday, May 24, 2013


Koo’s campaign HQ opens in Flushing

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) kicked off his campaign for re-election last week when the lawmaker officially opened his downtown headquarters. Comment

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Qns soccer site may be dead

The odds that a soccer team funded by an Abu Dhabi sheik and the New York Yankees will scrap plans for a stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park are more likely than official announcements have indicated, TimesLedger Newspapers has learned. Comments (2)

Qns. Dem party backs Quinn

Two Democratic lawmakers from Queens are diverging from the mayoral endorsements of the party leadership. Comment

Commons developers to pay $20M for lot

The developers constructing Flushing Commons will pay $20 million for Municipal Lot 1 and must finish constructing the public park space by March 2018, a contract with the city shows. Comment
Willets Point

City shutters Willets shops

A group of Willets Point auto shops shut down by the city last week are hoping to reopen soon, according to a community organizer affiliated with some of the tenants. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Prep tastes defeat again in softball final

Danielle Cervasio lay crumpled in the grass just behind shortstop as the ball sailed over the left field fence. Comment

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Yankees join MLS stadium project as search for site expands

Major League Soccer announced Tuesday the New York Yankees have teamed up with an Abu Dhabi sheik to buy a new soccer team franchise based in the Big Apple, but the announcement cast doubt on whether the crew will eventually play in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comments (1)

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