Flushing Times

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013


Flushing academy teaches art of ping-pong

If you grew up playing ping-pong in a rec room in the United States, it may strike you as odd the passion the Chinese have for table tennis, and even more so that a master of the sport teaches the finer points in the basement of a Flushing hotel. Comments (2)

Common Core needs a revamp

The newly implemented Common Core standards are not doing well. They have caused nothing but educational Armageddon in classrooms throughout the country and stressed out students, teachers, administrators and parents. Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013


Willets Point treated poorly by city

In view of its longstanding disdain for the poor, the middle class and small businesses in this city, it comes as no surprise that the Bloomberg administration is driving the Willets Point occupants not simply out of the area, but out of business, with not just insufficient time to relocate, but no place to do so. Comment

Monday, Dec. 9, 2013


USTA announces beginning of expansion into green space

The United States Tennis Association announced the first phase of a $500 million plan to renovate the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to the Queens Borough Board Monday night. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

Jamaica Estates

SJU alumni carnival to host student music video premiere

St. John’s University will host its 23rd annual Alumni Winter Carnival Tuesday. Comment

One Flushing unveils station mural

Business owners, elected officials and residents gathered in downtown Flushing Saturday to celebrate the completion of a community mural. Comments (2)
The Civic Scene

Drilling in upstate shale may do more harm than good

While the use of solar panels and wind to cleanly produce energy slowly grows, some people want to quickly fracture the shale in upstate New York with a mix of toxic chemicals to free shale gas as a source of energy. Comments (6)

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013


Boston Pops ring in holidays at Queens College

During the upcoming weekend, a little bit of Beantown blows into Flushing with a crescendo of holiday tunes. Comment

Police look for missing man from Flushing

FLUSHING — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a 66-year-old man who disappeared Saturday just after 4 p.m. Comment
Block Shots

Former SJU coach stays true to her roots

Kim Barnes Arico is surrounded by Michigan blue and yellow every day she goes to work at Ann Arbor, but still can’t believe what she is seeing. Comments (1)

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Willets Point

Willets Pt developers request $42.6 million in subsidies

Developers have requested $42.6 million in tax breaks from the city for the redevelopment of Willets Point into residential, commercial and retail space. Comment

No place like home for the holidays

Those interested in getting an in-person taste of how Queens once celebrated the holidays are in luck. Comment
Kew Gardens Hills

Brooklyn Net leads Qns. College camp

Leftover turkey and holiday shopping could not keep children from enjoying hoops action as Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez entertained more than 100 children at his Citi Pro Basketball Camp Sunday at Queens College’s Fitzgerald Gymnasium. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013


S. J. Jung ends hunger strike

Doctors insisted S.J. Jung, a Flushing business owner and president of the MinKwon Center for Community Action, end an eight-day fast for immigration reform last week in Washington after he experienced stomach pain and severe dehydration. Comments (3)
Willets Point

Willets Point shops face deadline

Willets Point business owners mulled difficult decisions this weekend as the first relocation deadline passed. Comment

FDNY breaks ground on boro EMS station

One day after a Metro-North Railroad train derailed in the Bronx, killing four passengers and injuring dozens of others, the head of the FDNY said the department’s EMS bureau was laying the groundwork to be prepared for future emergencies in Queens. Comment

Boro thankful for shopping

Queens shoppers left the Thanksgiving dinner cleanup for later and opted to hit the stores in search of bargains as retailers opened that evening for an early start to Black Friday holiday spending. At the Sky View Center in downtown Flushing, customers waited in a long line in front of Best Buy that snaked around the parking lot. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Sampson carries Red Storm to win over Georgia Tech

Steve Lavin knew JaKarr Sampson had more to give, and the St. John’s University coach just had to make him believe it. Comment


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