Flushing Times

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011


Flushing chef brings excellent track record

Google one of Flushing’s newest restaurateurs, and this longing post from February appears in the results: “Chef Laura Lam — anyone know where she is these days?” Comment

Monday, Dec. 26, 2011


Mysterious donation resounds at Queens College

Educators were pleased to find the Queens College music department $1.6 million richer after a mysterious donation from the estate of a deceased Forest Hills woman. Comment
Willets Point

Willets Point sewer hearing draws gripes

The city Economic Development Corp. held a second public information session Monday night about the impending sewer project in Willets Point, where representatives were grilled by a small number of people opposed to the project. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Cops search for Flushing boy, 15, gone missing

FRESH MEADOWS — Police said they were looking for a 15-year-old boy who went missing around 2 p.m. near Francis Lewis High School, at 58-20 Utopia Pkwy. in Fresh Meadows, earlier this month. Comment

City shows gall in Willets sewer plan

In its mishandling of Willets Point, the city Economic Development Corp. has qualified for the Chutzpah Award of the Year. Comments (1)

Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011


Groper attacked woman and fled scene: Police

POMONOK — Police have requested assistance in locating a groper who attacked a 25-year-old woman somewhere in the Hillcrest and Fresh Meadows area. Comment

Firefighters put out blaze in Broadway Flushing attic

Firefighters roll up a hose after extinguishing a small house fire in the attic of a home at 164th Street and 34th Avenue in Flushing Monday afternoon. There were no reported injuries.Photo by Ellis Kaplan Comment

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011


Stained glass adorns Flushing synagogue for holidays

The Free Synagogue of Flushing, the oldest Reform Jewish temple in Queens, dedicated its new stained glass windows Sunday with prayers and Hanukkah songs. Comment
Jamaica Estates

All you need is love

Jenny Limberg-Durkin’s Advanced Placement art students at The Mary Louis Academy in Jamaica Estates were given an unusual assignment back in September. Each student was asked to reach into a hat and take out a piece of paper describing a segment from a new children’s book, written by Rita Piro, the head of the school’s foreign language department. Comment

Friday, Dec. 23, 2011

The Civic Scene

Boro salon takes day out of schedule by catering to disabled

For 28 years LP and Co. Hair Design, on Union Turnpike west of 188th Street, has been working with special schools, the Queens Occupational Center and United Cerebral Palsy to perform beauty activities for their clients, who otherwise might never go to a professional beauty parlor. Comments (1)

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

Queensboro Hill

Palace Diner will close doors at end of month

The Palace Diner, one of the last bastions of greasy-spoon fare in Queensboro Hill, will be closing Dec. 30 after nearly four decades of serving the community. Comments (20)

Flushing construction messed up parking lot

After a Flushing developer tore up a downtown parking lot to make way for a planned mixed-use building, the project caused another one of its properties to be in violation of its certificate of occupancy. Comment

Queens’ Korean community reacts with anxiety to Kim Jong-il’s death

After the death of North Korea’s secretive dictator Kim Jong-il over the weekend, the large Korean enclave in Flushing and Bayside collectively breathed a sigh of relief. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Storm ends skid, loses star

So far this year, nothing has come easy for St. John’s men’s basketball team. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Patroits triumph in unity

Jasmine Davis had the ball at the free throw line with the clock winding down. Francis Lewis was up just two points with under a minute remaining in the game. All of a sudden, Tyese Purvis cut to the basket on the baseline. Comment


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