Flushing Times

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014


Meng founds PAC to back female pols

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) launched a new political action committee last week that will contribute to the campaigns of young candidates from minority communities. Comment
Flushing reaches younger generations

Two years ago James Chen was struck by the fact there were few Flushing restaurants that offered online ordering services. Comments (2)

Tip of the week

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014


Little Lamb opens flagship at SkyView

A Mongolian hot pot chain that has more than 600 locations worldwide opened a franchise in Flushing’s SkyView Center at the end of January. Comment

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014


Queens man filmed lost movie of MLK

When it comes to Black History Month, there is no one more celebrated than the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose adult life has been depicted in photographs and documentary movies many times, but one film that captured him at home was tucked away until recently. Comment

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014

Block Shots

Announcer Kiner, 91, leaves fans of Amazin’s with fond memories

Baseball and the New York Mets lost a treasure last week. Comment

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014


Pavilion rescue wins ally

The fight to save the New York State Pavilion gained an important ally last week. Comments (2)

Knights’ star Jackson headed to West Point

Brandon Jackson has had a longstanding affinity for West Point. Comments (1)

Teachers need new contract now

The teachers who teach in city public schools have been without a new contract for more than four years. Comments (2)

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014


CB 7 approves development of Main St. hotel

Community Board 7 approved a 180,000-square-foot, multi-use complex including a hotel for downtown Flushing Monday night. Comment
Willets Point

Avella sues city over mall

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and a number of park advocacy groups and Queens businesses slapped the city and Willets Point developers with a lawsuit Monday challenging the legality of their plan to build a megamall on parkland. Comments (2)

Flushing’s Lunar spectacle ushers in Year of the Horse

A small army of costumed dancers, musicians and entertainers marched through downtown Flushing last weekend as the neighborhood celebrated the Lunar New Year with its annual parade. Comment
Block Shots

Coach Leary’s career wins should be tallied correctly 

Most coaches say they don’t care about reaching personal milestones and want to keep the focus on their teams. Legendary St. Francis Prep Coach Tim Leary actually proved those mottos were true for him. Comments (2)

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Klein Farm tenants fined for tree cutting

The rental tenants on the historic Klein Farm in Fresh Meadows were issued fines Wednesday for cutting down trees and altering the property without the necessary permission. Comments (1)

Queens pols eye tax breaks for seniors’ favorite haunts

State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) has proposed a new tax credit for restaurants that allow seniors to hang out in their establishments. Comments (7)

MTA will offer free shuttle during No. 7 line closures

Commuters in northeast Queens will be offered an alternative route by the MTA intended to soften the impact of upcoming track work that will shut down parts of the No. 7 train for nearly two dozen weekends in 2014. Comment

Project’s co-founder dies suddenly at 28

Christian Doran, a co-founder of People for the Pavilion, who died suddenly from an asthma attack Saturday, was remembered fondly by friends as a passionate and talented musician on his way to much bigger things. Comments (3)
Fresh Meadows

Balanced Terriers take down Holy Cross on home court

St. Francis Prep wasn’t short on motivation and didn’t waste any of it. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm team on hot streak stops Creighton in MSG upset

National Player of the Year candidate Doug McDermott beat St. John’s University with a three-pointer the first time the Red Storm played Creighton. There would be no repeat performance. Comment

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014


Flushing celebrates Year of the Horse with parade

Thousands of people braved frigid temperatures Saturday to behold the Lunar New Year Parade in downtown Flushing. Comment


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