Flushing Times

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Flushing theater returns

Flushing Town Hall, a popular venue for jazz concerts, musical performances and plays, reopened its theater last weekend after a $1.2 million face-lift. Comment

Monday, March 24, 2014


Queensboro Hill library poised to reopen after major renovation

Queensboro Hill bookworms will soon have their library back. Comment

Sunday, March 23, 2014


LaGuardia students win $250 in Kim essay contest

State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) awarded two LaGuardia Community College students $250 each for winning the Grit Essay Contest. Comments (1)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Northeast Queens park chosen to promote green spaces in U.S.

Cunningham Park has been selected to participate in a fund-raising project to provide financial support and increase awareness of green spaces nationwide. Comment

Man wanted in rash of bank robberies: Cops

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a man they said robbed seven banks scattered throughout the city since January. Comment
The Civic Scene

City should be tougher when punishing urban developers

A few weeks ago, Administrative Law Judge Michelle Manzione, after a city Environmental Control Board hearing, found the tenant of Klein Farm guilty of having several trees cut down and the 100-year-old circular driveway paved over. Comments (4)

Friday, March 21, 2014


Rwandan woman tells story of gender genocide

Jacqueline Murekatete experienced firsthand the ways in which women have been both victims and perpetrators in what is often regarded as the world’s most heinous crime: genocide. Comment

Flushing food cooperative embarks on third season

Dozens of Flushing neighbors have signed up to skip the middle man during this year’s farming season. Comment

No gas for Pomonok tenants

More than 250 apartments in a Flushing housing complex could be without gas for two months, tenants said after a gas leak cut off their service last week. Comments (1)

LIRR, Metro-North to install damage detecting monitors along tracks

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Friday that the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Commuter Railroad plan to install equipment capable of detecting and instantly reporting defects or damage or overheating in wheels and other equipment as well as those of freight trains using the same tracks. Comment

Two borough paralegals sentenced in fraud scheme

Two Queens paralegals were sentenced last week for their part in an immigration fraud scheme, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan said. Comments (2)

John Liu files suit vs. city over lost matching funds

John Liu isn’t stepping out of the spotlight anytime soon. Comments (2)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fresh Meadows

PS 173 community to take safety pledge in memory of Flushing girl killed by SUV

Hundreds of students, parents and teachers will take a safety pledge at PS 173 Friday to commemorate the memory of Allison Liao, a 3-year-old girl who police say was struck and killed by a car in downtown Flushing in October. Comment

D train dirtiest, L the cleanest: Straphangers survey

The D train is the dirtiest subway line and the L is the cleanest in the latest report from the transit advocacy agency Straphangers Campaign, which reported several Queens lines “significantly deteriorated.” Comments (1)
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s pitted against USC in first round of Big Dance

The news was a bit delayed, but exciting nonetheless. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Underdog Patriots hope to win state title at Albany tournament

Francis Lewis Coach Steve Tsai hasn’t let his girls’ basketball team completely enjoy all it has accomplished this season just yet. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm loses in first round of NIT to Robert Morris

St. John’s University’s failed season ended with another disappointing effort. Comment

Monday, March 17, 2014


Updated: Gas turned off at Pomonok Houses because of leak

More than 240 apartments in a Flushing housing complex have been left without gas since Thursday evening because of a leaking pipe, a Con Edison spokesman said. Comments (1)

Flushing bus driver arrested after accident in Virginia: Authorities

A Flushing bus driver was arrested early Monday morning after the bus he was driving ran off a Virginia interstate and overturned on its side, Virginia State Police said. Comments (3)

Sunday, March 16, 2014


Man found dead in Flushing construction site: NYPD

FLUSHING — Police said officers believe a construction worker fell to his death while working at a Flushing site Saturday evening. Comments (1)

Saturday, March 15, 2014


Man attempted to kidnap 11-year-old boy in Flushing: NYPD

FLUSHING — Police released a sketch of a man suspected of attempting to kidnap an 11-year-old boy in Flushing Friday afternoon, the NYPD said. Comments (1)


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