Flushing Times

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014


SJU freshman performs at de Blasio’s inauguration

When Ramya Ramana first started writing poetry as a child, it was just a form of escapism. Comments (1)

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014


Nordstrom Rack heads to Flushing

A Nordstrom Rack is coming to Flushing’s SkyView Center. Comment

Asians still flocking to  Flushing

As the final stop on Queens’ International Express, Flushing serves as the epicenter of Asian immigration in the borough. Comments (9)

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014


Korean nonprofits combine in historic merger

Two Flushing Korean nonprofits which have a shared mission of empowering children, women and families affected by domestic violence, merged last week. Comments (1)

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Lancman sworn in during Queens College ceremony

Councilman Rory Lancman was inaugurated during a ceremonial swearing in at Queens College’s LeFrak Concert Hall Sunday. Lancman was elected to the seat formerly held by Councilman James Gennaro, who was term-limited out of office. Comment
Kew Gardens Hills

Cop arrested after choking girlfriend: NYPD

KEW GARDENS HILLS — An off-duty police officer was arrested after a physical confrontation with his girlfriend Sunday, the NYPD said. Comments (3)
Fresh Meadows

LaForgia tops All-Queens list

Queens remains the dominant volleyball borough in New York City. The three city titles brought home by Queens’ teams should be evidence enough. Comments (1)

Mayor, unions must work together

As we begin 2014, we also begin under the administration of a new mayor. Comments (2)

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014


ConEd probes Farrington

Con Edison started the last phase of an environmental investigation at the former Farrington Street Gas Works in December. Comment

HPD to build housing on Flushing’s Muni Lot 3

The city Department of Housing has started a public process to redevelop Flushing’s Municipal Lot 3 into affordable housing. Comments (2)

Gizis takes over as Queens College interim president

As a lifelong researcher and educator, Dr. Evangelos Gizis was ready to stand in as interim president when James Muyskens announced his departure from Queens College. Comments (1)

Developers agree to cleanup of site

The developers of the Flushing Commons project have opted into a city-run, environmental cleanup program after low levels of contaminants were found below Municipal Lot 1 — protecting them from future enforcement actions from city or state environmental agencies. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014


Loved ones grieve for PS 79’s Annamarie Tromp

Hundreds of friends and family members gathered at Flushing’s St. Andrew Avellino Parish Monday to mourn the loss of Annamarie Tromp, a beloved pre-K teacher who died in a New Year’s Eve car crash. Comments (6)

Muni Lot 1 deal reached

The developers of Flushing Commons have cleared their last hurdle before going ahead with the long-delayed development of Flushing’s Municipal Lot 1. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Man charged with attempted murder of police officer in Jamaica Estates

An armed robbery suspect who was shot while Nassau police officers were attempting to apprehend him in Jamaica Estates Sunday afternoon was charged with attempted murder of a police officer after he allegedly pinned one cop with his vehicle while trying to flee, according to court documents filed by the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment
Kew Gardens Hills

Police arrest five in Kew Gardens Hills burglary

KEW GARDENS HILLS — Police foiled an attempted burglary at JK Deli in the early hours of Jan. 3. Comment
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s off to slow start after defeat by rival Hoyas

The St. John’s University men’s basketball team has dug itself into an early hole in Big East play. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014


Driver who struck teacher faces charges on suspended license: DA

A 24-year-old driver, involved in a New Year’s Eve crash that killed a Flushing pre-K teacher, allegedly had his license suspended nine times, the Queens district attorney’s office said in court documents. Comments (150)


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