Flushing Times

Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

Willets Point

Photographer documents Iron Triangle

The Queens Borough Board recently authorized the sale of 23 acres of Willets Point $1 to Queens Development Group LLC, a joint venture between Sterling Equities and Related Cos. The site is slated to be redeveloped into a mixed-used commercial and residential project. Comment.

Do not swoon over de Blasio win

Sometimes a gift-wrapped package does not contain a gift. A case in point is Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, who ran on a ticket espousing the needs of the little people, distinguishing himself from the Bloomberg administration. Comments (1).

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013


Flushing man’s junk angers his neighbors

Clutter on the property of a Main Street resident has gotten so bad and so obtrusive his neighbors were compelled to make formal complaints to community leaders. Comments (7).

Friday, Nov. 29, 2013


NYCHA installs cameras

Residents of Bland Houses in Flushing can finally sleep a little easier since 53 security cameras were installed in the development in mid-November. Comment.

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109th Precinct warns residents of grand larceny over holidays

The 109th Precinct has issued a warning to residents reminding them of the increase in grand larceny and street robberies that typically happens during the holiday season. Comments (1).
Block Shots

Terriers seek progress on court after assistant coach takes helm

St. Francis Prep Coach Kevin Wagner was given his chance to grow along with the roster of his girls’ team, and the Terriers believe they are ready to reap the benefits of that. Comments (4).

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013

Kew Gardens Hills

Boro pols strut their stuff in 2013 ‘Legislative Acts’

A night at the theater begins with a cocktail hour that includes an open bar, buffet of hors d’oeuvres and passed around canapés. The lobby is enveloped with local politicians and their friends and family as well as the attendees, who are anxiously awaiting for the production to start. Comment.

Lincoln defeats Red Devils

Flushing’s Cinderella season came to a crashing halt. Comment.

All stores should be closed on Thanksgiving

It is outrageous that so many stores have decided to open their doors on Thanksgiving, a day that is supposed to be spent with family and friends. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013


MTA mulls St. George’s bus stop woes

The MTA is set to unveil a plan to address heavy bus traffic that has plagued St. George’s Episcopal Church in Flushing for years. Comments (6).

CB7 delays vote on Main Street development

Community Board 7 members expressed reservations about a proposed mixed-use development in downtown Flushing before deciding to delay a vote to approve the proposal Monday night. Comment.

Turkeys given out in Flushing

Flushing community leaders joined with staff from City Councilman Peter Koo’s (D-Flushing) office Tuesday morning to show off a haul of more than 350 turkeys slated to be given out for Thanksgiving dinners. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Lackluster Red Storm team holds off Monmouth Hawks

St. John’s University had little to be happy about, despite pulling out a win over Monmouth. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s bows out of NCAA tourney

In Ian Stone’s mind, his St. John’s University’s women’s soccer team’s season could have been over weeks ago. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

Jamaica Estates

St. John’s suspends star freshman Jordan for violation of team rules

St. John’s Coach Steve Lavin described his disciplinary style toward his players as “old school” and “tough love,” something he picked up living in a household with Catholic parents who raised six children. Comment.

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