Flushing Times

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Francis Lewis fears losing trailer space

Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows has a capacity of about 2,100 students, but today more than 4,000 are enrolled and many attend classes in one of the school’s eight outdoor trailers. Comments (3)

Thank you, strangers, for kindness

I would like to send a shout-out to two Good Samaritans. About a month ago they were driving along an avenue in North Flushing when they noticed an elderly man hitchhiking. Comments (1)

Monday, May 5, 2014


Foodies taste Queens at 12th annual culinary event

More than 700 people flocked to Queens Taste Tuesday night to sample food from some of the borough’s newest restaurants. Comments (1)

Parks employee sentenced to 25 years in slay

A former city Parks Department employee was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday in the fatal 2012 stabbing of a colleague at a recreation center in Flushing. Comment
The Play’s the Thing

Dear Madame President Katz: Let’s talk theater

If I get the chance, I’d like to sit down with Borough President Melinda Katz to talk to her about theater in Queens. She should be interested, not only as our newly elected leader, but as someone with artistic genes — her mother, Jeanne Dale Katz, started up the Queens Council on the Arts in 1966, and her father, David Katz, was founder (in 1953) and maestro of the Queens Symphony Orchestra. Comments (1)

World’s Fairs are big to-dos over nothing

I may well be in a minority, but I have difficulty understanding the media hoopla about a 50th anniversary commemorating the 1964-65 World’s Fair (“A Bright Tomorrow,” April 25-May 1). Comments (3)

Sunday, May 4, 2014


Flushing mourns with Korea

Community leaders gathered in downtown Flushing last week to mourn the victims of the South Korean ferry tragedy that claimed the lives of at least 188 people. Comment

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Saturday, May 3, 2014


New exhibition takes root in downtown Flushing

If you’ve ever ventured on over to the Pitch and Putt at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, you might have just seen a plant known as a perennial, one that seems to grow year after year. Comments (2)

Firefighter arrested in 109th Precinct: Cops

FLUSHING — A firefighter was arrested Monday morning for allegedly obstructing the breathing of his girlfriend, police said. Comment

Friday, May 2, 2014


Gay rights pioneers honored with Flushing street naming

For Jeanne Manford, it never mattered that her son, Morty, was gay. Comments (3)

MTA chairman fires Long Island Rail Road president

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has fired Helena Williams, president of the Long Island Rail Road, as the railroad negotiates with the possibility of a strike this summer. Comment

Titan delivers a monumental ‘King Lear’

Any man who offers to give his children their inheritance only after each one proclaims how much they love him would be lucky to get a tie on Father’s Day. Comment
Block Shots

Well-matched teams compete for top spots in CHSAA

Ann Marie Rich gets a reminder on a daily basis of just how competitive her league is this year. Comment
Political Action

A third World’s Fair in the city would spur economy

With the World’s Fair anniversary at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, it is time to look at the possibility of a third world’s fair in the not too distant future. Comments (149)

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Marchesini steps down as Cross hoops coach

Holy Cross will be looking for its third boys’ basketball coach in the last three years after Tom Marchesini stepped down following his second season leading the team because of time constraints. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm bashes Hoyas during three-game sweep

St. John’s University and its bats remained red hot. Comment

Holy Cross defensive slipups hurt Knights’ record

Holy Cross continues to be its own worst enemy against the top teams in the CHSAA boys’ baseball league. Comment

Sunday, April 27, 2014


Flushing man found dead at karaoke bar: Cops

A 49-year-old man was found dead in a Flushing karaoke bar late Saturday night after he dozed off and never woke up, police said. Comment

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