Flushing Times

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Flushing jewelry store switches diamond for substitute: Lawsuit

A Flushing business leader claims a jewelry store swapped her $1.2 million diamond ring with a cheap substitute when she took it in for cleaning last summer, a lawsuit said. Comments (3)

Museum revisits Warhol’s World’s Fair exhibit

It’s been 50 years since up-and-coming pop provocateur Andy Warhol created a minor scandal at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Comment

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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Queens Impact Awards: Historian revives Queens history in and out of the classroom

While growing up in Richmond Hill, Carl Ballenas never met any of his 61 first cousins in Peru, and instead turned to the neighborhood for a sense of heritage and history. Comment
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Queens Impact Awards: Far Rockaway daughter motivates forgotten youngsters

For U.S. Army reservist Lakia Echols, working to build orphanages in war-torn Kuwait was nothing compared to the hostilities she faced when returning home to Far Rockaway intent on helping troubled youth. Comment

Monday, May 12, 2014

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SJU officials moving location of student paper

Students working for St. John’s University’s campus newspaper, The Torch, are negotiating with school officials after being told last week that their office was set to be relocated to a much smaller space that the paper thinks will be a hindrance to its everyday operations. Comment

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Flushing laments traffic

A group of 1,500 Flushing residents and business owners have had enough of the traffic and parking problems which have long plagued the neighborhood. Comments (9)

Queens Impact Awards: Fourth-generation mechanic teaches what ‘Women Auto Know’

For many women (and men), the art of car mechanics is a foreign language, but Audra Fordin is hoping to change that. Comment

Queens Impact Awards: Korean chemist by profession, nurturer by nature

Even though she left her homeland of South Korea more than 20 years ago, Kwanghee Kim has continued to find ways to help the Korean community in her adopted home. Comment

Saturday, May 10, 2014


Queens Impact Awards: Flushing bank manager gives back to community

Whether she’s at work or at a meeting for one of the many organizations she’s involved with, Nazneen “Lucy” Hossain is always looking for ways to help out fellow community members. Comment

Johnson spoke at New York World’s Fair in 1964

In a 1964 speech at the Singer Bowl at the New York World’s Fair site, President Lyndon Johnson called on all Americans to “open wide the door of equality” for 20 million of their fellow black citizens who had been “on the outside looking in” for 200 years. Comment

NYCHA must not throw out its own residents

Ralph Calinda is 91. He is a World War II veteran and neighborhood gardener. He has been a tenant leader in the Flushing apartment complex where he has lived for the past six decades. Comment

Friday, May 9, 2014


Lancman says NYCHA backtracked on pledge

The city’s public housing authority has reneged on a pledge to let seniors stay in their homes while it re-examines its downsizing policies, officials said last week outside the Pomonok Houses in Fresh Meadows. Comment

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Judge cuts four years off McLaughlin’s sentence for cooperating

Disgraced former State Assemblyman Brian McLaughlin has had his sentence slashed by four years for helping prosecutors bring convictions against other elected officials, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan said. Comments (1)
Fresh Meadows

IBO weighs in on water rate hikes

Queens homeowners should not expect to get relief on their water bills any time soon, according to a new report by the city Independent Budget Office. Comment

More Queens Asians fall into poverty: City

While the poverty rate rose significantly throughout the city in the last recession, Queens’ Asian community was hit especially hard, a new city study has revealed. Comments (4)
Fresh Meadows

Najmi enlists familiar names in challenge to David Weprin

Candidates aspiring to get out from under the shadow of the Weprin political family may find it stretches pretty far. Comment

Barbara Cook brings tuneful act to Flushing

Legendary Broadway actress Barbara Cook continues to serenade audiences with her silvery soprano well into her sixth decade of performing, and has no plans of stopping. “Retire? Retire to what?” Cook said. “I love singing. And as long as I can do it, I will.” Comment

Main Street Flushing bank robbed: Police

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a young Asian man wanted in connection with a bank robbery at a TD Bank on Main Street Tuesday afternoon. Comment

Saturday, May 3, 2014


Van driver and nine others injured in Flushing bus collision: NYPD

Ten people were taken to the hospital Friday night after a van collided with an MTA bus on Northern Boulevard in Flushing, the NYPD said. Comment

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