Flushing Times

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Ferreras should back people, not biz

It does not require a rocket scientist to make a decision concerning a Major Soccer League stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Take part in city budget process

As a taxpayer, it is important that you have the opportunity to get involved in the city’s budget process. It is your money and it only makes sense that you have a say in how it is spent. Comments (1)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Murray Hill

Head up to Murray Hill for Korean-style BBQ pork

When we invited our friends to dine with us at a Korean restaurant in Murray Hill, they wondered when Manhattan became our beat. Of course, we didn’t mean that Murray Hill. The one we were talking about is a section of Flushing that extends approximately from Union Street to Francis Lewis Boulevard for several blocks north and south of Northern Boulevard. Comment

Police charge two people with possession of ‘large’ quantity of drugs in Flushing: NYPD

FLUSHING — Two Massachusetts residents were arrested in Flushing Monday night and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and intent to sell, according to the NYPD. Comment

Sunday, May 19, 2013


Meng joins Schumer on immigration bill

After speaking out in concern over certain provisions in a comprehensive immigration bill, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) cited the art of compromise for helping her sign onto the legislation authored in part by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). Comment
The Civic Scene

Flushing Meadows development will do more harm than good

Officers and board members of the Kissena Park Civic Association recently testified at Community Board 7 about issues concerning the civic. Zoning Committee Chairman Joe Amoroso explained in the civic’s March 2013 newsletter what is of concern. Comments (1)

Knives have no place on a plane

It is ridiculous that the Transportation Security Administration is going to allow small knives to be carried on board planes. A small knife is just as dangerous as a large one. Comment

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Flushing man admits role in child porn sites

A Flushing man pleaded guilty Monday to running 18 websites containing child pornography from his Queens home. Comment

Friday, May 17, 2013


The art of friendship

Near the end of Queens College Art Center’s new exhibit hang six photographic images that at first glance seem pretty unfriendly. Comment

Willets Point project clears its first hurdle

A Community Board 7 committee switched its vote at the 11th hour Monday to approve the $3 billion Willets Point redevelopment project, hours before the full board followed suit. Comments (1)

Advocates in Flushing target domestic violence

Some of the biggest challenges for those wishing to end domestic violence can be both identifying victims and convincing them to leave their abusive situations. This can be especially true in immigrant communities where victims may already be isolated by language and culture from those who can help. Comments (1)
Block Shots

Human drama unfolds in sports

The stories behind the box score are what make high school sports special. They produce genuine, raw emotions in the players and connect those watching from the sidelines and beyond to the game at a whole different level. Comment

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Fresh Mdws horse stable set for sale over weekend

The operator of a century-old Fresh Meadows horse stable needs to either pony up $60,000 soon or ride into the sunset. Comment
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s students prepare for graduation this weekend

Thousands of guests and graduates are expected to pack the Great Lawn at St. John’s University in Jamaica Estates this Sunday during the school’s 143rd commencement. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Big Apple Circus puts up tent in Cunningham Park

The Big Apple Circus returns to Queens Sunday for a month of performances packed with trapeze artists, synchronized cyclists and performing animals in its production of “Legendarium” at Cunningham Park. Comment

Suspect swiped laptop from Flushing building: Cops

BROADWAY — The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary last month. Comment
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s clinches its Big East berth

The St. John’s baseball team entered the weekend with its future in doubt. The Red Storm was in eighth place in the Big East standings, needing to hold on to that position to secure a spot in the conference tournament. Comment

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Cb 7 OKs Willets Point project in close vote

Community Board 7 approved the $3 billion Willets Point redevelopment project Monday night in a lengthy meeting heavily attended by advocates for and against the project. Comments (1)

Monday, May 13, 2013


CB 7 committee rejects Willets Project ahead of full board vote

Community Board 7 was set to vote on the Willets Point redevelopment plan Monday night, several days after a subcommittee rejected the $3 billion proposal. Comments (1)


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