Flushing Times

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Reader confused about tax dodgers

Letter writer Ed Konecnik complains about the delusions of the left. It is obvious to knowledgeable readers that his flawed bullet points come from right-wing media and talking heads. Comments (6)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Mayor must not follow in Bloomberg’s steps

The Bloomberg administration ignored small businesses and the needs of the little people, pursuing instead a long romance with real estate moguls. It also did not take the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure seriously nor the public trust doctrine, which requires approval of the state Legislature before any parkland is given over to non-park use. Comments (1)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Willets Point

Protesters stage rally vs. Willets megamall

Opponents of a plan to build a megamall on parkland adjacent to Citi Field held a rally last weekend on Roosevelt Avenue to reinforce their disapproval of the project. Comment

Friday, March 28, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Lancman’s first 100 days

For City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows), the transition from Albany to City Hall has been relatively seamless. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Queens pediatrician splits time as violinist

It’s hard enough for a woman to have one full-time career, but Fresh Meadows resident Yeou-Cheng Ma has been maintaining two that are totally different as both a prominent musician and a pediatrician. Comment
Block Shots

Tsai leads Lewis amid challenges at home

ALBANY — This season may have been the most trying as well as the most rewarding for Francis Lewis Coach Steve Tsai. Comments (5)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Jamaica Estates

St. John’s sophomore Sampson to enter NBA draft

This time last year, JaKarr Sampson was certain he wanted to return to St. John’s University for another season, but the sophomore forward came up with a different plan after finishing up this year’s campaign. Comment

Hillcrest HS student contracts TB

The city Health Department is currently investigating a case of tuberculosis at Hillcrest High School after one of the school’s students contracted the disease, a DOH spokeswoman said. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Lancman asks mayor to freeze city water rates

City Councilmen from northeast Queens called on Mayor Bill de Blasio last week to put an end to inflated water rates. Comment
Kew Gardens Hills

Cheap Shots fined $15K by State Liquor Authority

A Kew Gardens Hills bar that residents contend has wreaked havoc on the neighborhood for years was slapped with a $15,000 fine by the state Liquor Authority Tuesday. Comment

Amazin’ Mets to start 2014 season against rival Washington Nationals

Baseball returns to Queens this week as the New York Mets open the 2014 season against division rival the Washington Nationals at Citi Field Monday at 1:10 p.m. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Cold-shooting Lewis loses to L.I. Lutheran

ALBANY — Francis Lewis’ youth was never an issue during its playoff run. But Patriots Coach Steve Tsai saw inexperience finally be a factor in the team’s season-ending loss. Comment

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Jamaica Estates

Red Storm beaten by Tennessee in second NCAA tourney game

The St. John’s University women’s basketball team couldn’t follow up its last-second victory over USC with an upset of No. 1-seeded Tennessee in the NCAA tournament. Comment

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Francis Lewis falls to LuHi in state semifinal game

Francis Lewis was its own worst enemy if you ask Chi La Bady. The Patriots played hard, executed on defense, but never got shots to consistently drop, especially at the free throw line. Comment


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