Flushing Times

Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Primary Guide: City Council District 24

Three Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 24, which represents Briarwood, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Kew Gardens Hills. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013


Police seek two suspects in electronics robbery

FLUSHING — A 22-year-old man had a cache of electronics allegedly stolen by two women earlier this month after the duo accompanied him to his pad, police said. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013


Traffic cop charged with identity theft: Police

FLUSHING — An NYPD traffic enforcement agent was cuffed herself Tuesday and hit with charges, including identity theft. Comment

Man from Flushing missing again: NYPD

FLUSHING — The Police Department was asking for help in finding a missing 87-year-old man from Flushing, cops said. Comment

Willets Point plan nothing but same old politics

The Willets Point plan approved in 2008 was clear and unambiguous. The city would acquire 62 acres in Willets Point through the voluntary sale by property owners or, if need be, through eminent domain. A private developer would construct on the site upscale retail stores, office buildings, a convention center, a school and luxury housing with a portion set aside for affordable housing. Comments (1)

Lainos right in suing Parks

The news that the family of Tony Laino, who was killed when a tree fell on his house in Flushing, has filed a lawsuit through their attorney is good to hear. Comment

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

Willets Point

Parking permit is crux of Willets Point redux

The city Economic Development Corp. was back in City Hall this week pushing a new Willets Point redevelopment plan years after the original was approved by the City Council, but the developers could have avoided the latest legislative process by tweaking the proposal’s timetable. Comments (3)

Trio swiped radios from New World Mall: Cops

FLUSHING — Three men allegedly broke into the security office of the New World Mall in July and made off with a batch of electronics, the NYPD said. Comment

Stringer sets sights on Dept. of Buildings

Scott Stringer may not have the Queens cred city Comptroller John Liu can boast, but in his bid to succeed the Flushing native the Manhattan borough president said his roots have a certain outerborough tinge voters across the city can relate to. Comments (1)

Scenes from the US Open: Week Two

The field of US Open competitors continued to narrow during the second week of play. Comment

Knights prep for competition

Brandon Pelzer and Jordan Francklin are accustomed to carrying a large chunk of the Holy Cross football team’s offense, leaving them ready for those responsibilities to only further grow this season. Comment

Electeds should rethink candidate they support

During the course of the District 19 Council race, Jobs for New York has sent a series of “hit pieces” against three of the candidates for the benefit of Paul Vallone. The mailers are paid for by Jobs for New York, and upon information and belief were designed, printed and dist Comments (6)

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

Willets Point

Willets Point stages hunger strike

Workers who rely on the various auto-service shops in Willets Point to put food in the mouths of their families staged a hunger strike last week, protesting what they said was the city’s poor effort to relocate them in order to make way for a planned mixed-use development. Comment

Cyndi Lauper comes home with an ‘Unusual’ concert

Thirty years after she bopped onto the music scene, Cyndi Lauper comes home for a special performance at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium Oct. 20. Comments (1)
Block Shots

Lack of advancing Americans takes away from US Open

The US Open might as well be called just the Open in its second week. Comment

Monday, Sept. 2, 2013


US Open: Scenes from the seventh day at the tournament

In the fourth round of the US Open, tennis star Serena Williams took on fellow American Sloane Stephens. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013


US Open: Scenes from day six of the tournament

American men, including John Isner and Jack Sock, were eliminated, as wildcard Alison Riske won to move on in the tournament. Comment


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