Flushing Times

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013


World’s Fair collections coming together

Nearly two decades before Walt Disney envisioned Tomorrowland for his amusement park in Los Angeles’ suburbs, thousands stood on line daily to get a glimpse of Futurama at the 1939 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comments (1)

Teachers need a contract now

As the new school year nears, the teachers of our public school system still do not have a new, fair and affordable contract. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013


Blame mayoral control for bad teachers

Do not blame public school teachers for the drop in test scores. They have no control over curriculum and education policy. Almost every detail of their professional experiences is dictated to them. Comments (2)

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013


Art project blooms at NY Hospital Queens

A garden grows in Flushing. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013


US Open: Scenes from day five at the tournament

On day five of the US Open, the grand slam was a mixed bag, featuring upsets and favorites advancing. Comment

Rahman Council run seeks equality in boro

Mujib Rahman wants to end what he calls the double standard between longstanding residents and new immigrants in City Councilman James Gennaro’s (D-Fresh Meadows) district, should he replace the term limited lawmaker next year. Comments (2)
Block Shots

Lewis’ Eisenberg switches from hoops coach to referee

Mike Eisenberg has come to grips with the fact that he may never get the chance to coach a high school girls’ basketball team again and take another squad to Madison Square Garden for the PSAL Class AA title game. Comments (2)

Friday, Aug. 30, 2013


Pomonok blasts NYCHA policies on paid parking

A group of lawmakers want the city to answer for what they called egregious parking mismanagement at Pomonok Houses that is driving residents crazy. Comment

US Open: Scenes from the fourth day of the tournament

American tennis players Victoria Duval and John Isner played Thursday at the US Open and were met with different outcomes. Comment
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s prez clears name

An independent law firm’s investigation into the case of a late St. John’s University dean and fund-raiser who killed herself during her embezzlement trial found former President the Rev. Donald J. Harrington and Chief of Staff Rob Wile made “errors in judgment,” which “led to conflicts of interest,” but no criminal wrongdoing. Comments (1)

Flushing team eager to make impact on gridiron

There were certain games last season that Flushing played well from start to finish, but there were certain times, according to senior running back DeAndre Ross-Lomax, that a talented Red Devils football team let wins slip from their grasp. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Terriers try to build on last year’s success

St. Francis Prep isn’t satisfied with the taste of success it experienced last season. Comments (1)

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013


US Open tennis tournament sparks romantic recollection

Returning for Opening Day of the US Open brought back memories that go beyond tennis for Roy and Daniella Gemal. Comment

Cops seize multiple guns from Flushing man: NYPD

FLUSHING — A search warrant helped police seize three powerful firearms, cops said. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013


US Open: Two-week tournament begins with fireworks, celebrities

The US Open festivities Monday featured stars - both from tennis courts and the movie screens. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013


US Open: First lady, stars shine at Kids’ Day

Thousands of fans flocked to Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day Saturday afternoon at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment


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