Flushing Times

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Melt that stress away at Fish World USA

Few things have the ability to bring you back to your childhood — like a chorus of aquarium filters bubbling away — but whether you are looking for that $5 goldfish you had when you were young, or are in the market for an elaborate, underwater environment, Fish World USA in Auburndale offers a treasure trove of booty. Comment

Religion has no place in political campaigns

I fail to understand the brouhaha over the candidacy of Jeff Gottlieb in the 6th Congressional District, claiming it is a ploy to deprive candidate state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) of the “Jewish vote” (“Lancman calls Gottlieb ‘hack’ in primary run,” Flushing Times, April 12-18). Comment

Monday, May 14, 2012

Willets Point

Tip of the week

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Flushing’s Hay goes to NFL

Michael Hay has seen the lowest of the low. So when the highs come, he appreciates them even more. Comment

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Bishop Reilly seeks lost grads for 41st reunion

A committee of seven has been tasked with finding nearly 450 graduates of a Fresh Meadows high school that no longer exists. Members of the Bishop Reilly High School class of 1971 have organized a reunion set for early next month with hopes of bringing everyone together again. Comment

‘Hipster’ influx pulls city gaze westward

Hipsters who are moving into the neighborhoods of western Queens are pulling inspectors from the city Department of Buildings away from their usual hot spots in the eastern part of the borough, according to the department. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Hamlet of Francis Lewis draws offer from Wagner

Jazmine Hamlet had her plan set. As of early April, she didn’t have the Division I school she wanted. So the Francis Lewis guard figured she would go to a junior college for a year with hopes to earn some more interest. Comment

Friday, May 11, 2012


Feds clear RKO for takeoff

The Federal Aviation Administration cleared plans to build a 16-story, mixed-use building around the landmarked lobby of the RKO Keith’s Theatre in downtown Flushing last week. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Soaring acts to star at Big Apple Circus

It’s time to “Dream Big” in Queens as the Big Apple Circus launches its annual event later this month fully equipped with jugglers, horses, dogs, acrobats, magic and more. The new 34th season show will feature the Flying Cortes trapeze act, a staple of the event. Comment

Unwanted Intrusion

The Civic Scene

Eminent domain easily abused in the hands of developers

Two expansion proposals are slowly wending their way forward. New York University wants to expand in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. The city also wants developers to demolish the Iron Triangle in Willets Point and build giant, mixed-use buildings and other properties. Comments (2)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Willets Point

City drops bid to condemn Willets property: Lawyer

Property owners in Willets Point are rejoicing after the city dropped its bid last week to use eminent domain in the Iron Triangle, but the decision does not mean the city is turning its back on redevelopment. Comment

Flushing Town Hall marks 150 yrs.

A historic building in Queens has seen its fair share of events — a century-and-a-half worth, to be exact. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Brinckerhoff backers want to save graveyard

The remains of some of the earliest settlers in Queens rest in an empty lot in Fresh Meadows — and residents are trying to keep it that way. Comment

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Dem hopefuls talk policy for new Qns seat in House

Three candidates for the new Queens congressional seat based in Flushing discussed their platforms at a forum last week, while behind-the-scenes legal battles played out in State Supreme Court. Comment

American Heart Association to host Queens Go Red for Women

Various community leaders will be recognized next week when the American Heart Association hosts the fifth annual Queens Go Red for Women Dinner. Comment


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