Flushing Times

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Challywood of Fresh Mdws. to expand menu

Michael Kahan knew it was time to open his own business when caterers were requesting his bread for events featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Bette Midler. Comments (1).
Flushing

Queens College TV studio gets overdue $1.5 million face-lift

Queens College is set to give its TV studio a long-overdue $1.5 million renovation. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Kew Gardens Hills bar to host arm wrestling showdown

The New York Arm Wrestling Association announced that the first annual NYC sit-down arm wrestling championships would be held Sunday at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Kew Gardens Hills at 1pm. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014

Jamaica Estates

SJU says students, alumni happy with brand changes

St. John’s University says students and staff have reacted positively to the school’s decision to return to a former university brand that included changes to the school logo and nickname. Comment.
Flushing

NY Hospital adds two boro practices

New York Hospital Queens acquired two additional practices in the borough this week, adding more primary care and specialty services to the hospital’s expanding network. Comment.
Flushing

Back to the future with new book

The world is a lot smaller now than it was in 1964. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

Flushing

Group kicks off drive to save NYS Pavilion

A new organization held its first event Saturday to kick off its campaign to preserve the New York State Pavilion. Comments (5).
Flushing

Cops looking for suspect in Flushing larcenies

FLUSHING — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted in connection with four grand larcenies in downtown Flushing. Comment.
Letters

Gennaro has to do soul searching

As a member of the City Council, James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) tarnished his reputation as an environmentalist by supporting a 1.4-million-square-foot shopping mall on the Citi Field parking lot, which is part of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, without requiring permission to alienate parkland and replace that which will be taken. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Flushing

109th appeals to businesses for help with pickpockets

The 109th Precinct met with Flushing business owners Tuesday to tell them how they can help deal with a rise in pickpockets. Comments (1).

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

Flushing

Lunar New Year baby born at NYHQ

One of the first babies born in the borough in the Lunar New Year was delivered at New York Hospital Queens at 12:39 a.m. Friday. Comments (8).
Flushing

Traffic islands must go: CB7

The construction of traffic islands on College Point Boulevard has created a number of traffic problems and an increase in accidents since it started, community leaders say. Comments (10).
Hillcrest

Lancman touts public safety role

City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) came up empty-handed when the Council speaker was doling out committee chairmanships last week, but the Queens Democratic Party loyalist did get a seat on all three public safety committees, a vantage point he said puts him in a unique position to ensure the city’s safety. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows hotel opposed by residents

A Great Neck, L.I., developer’s plans to build a 12-story hotel on a Fresh Meadows street has nearby residents fearing their quiet neighborhood will soon be disturbed. Comments (7).
Auburndale

Auburndale work site still empty

Members of Auburndale community groups are puzzled by a vacant lot on Northern Boulevard that appears to be under construction but has remained unchanged for more than four years. Comments (2).
Murray Hill

Authorities identify man killed in Flushing blaze

A 63-year-old man who was found dead after a fire broke out in his basement apartment last week has been identified by police as Richard Winckler. Comments (1).
Fresh Meadows

Patriots fall to Bergtraum in PSAL’s first-place battle

Francis Lewis forgot what made it so successful all year in one of its biggest games of the season. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

Willets Point

Second deadline approaches for Willets Pt shops

Willets Point business owners scrambled to relocate as another deadline approached this week. Comments (4).
Flushing

Speaker joins push for Lunar holiday

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan) joined Queens elected officials in Flushing last week to renew a call to make Lunar New Year a school holiday. Comments (6).
Flushing

John Liu lands teaching gig at CUNY’s Baruch College

Former city Comptroller John Liu did not stay unemployed for long. Comments (3).
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s beats Seton Hall 77-76 with on point play

Sir’Dominic Pointer fully understood the risks he was taking on two key late game plays. The gamble in his mind was worth it. Comment.

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