Flushing Times

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Fresh Meadows

All powerful Fed needs monitoring

The Federal Reserve Bank has controlled our economy since its creation 100 years ago. It has encouraged investment bubbles with large expansion of credit and cash. It has caused financial bust and ruin by suddenly limited credit and essaying the cash supply. Comment.

Sunday, May 3, 2015


Bacon and Beer Classic a hit at Citi Field

While the Mets were in the Bronx battling the Yankees in the Subway Series on Saturday, their stadium was put to use. Nearly 10,000 people filled the corridors and the infield dirt for the second annual Bacon and Beer Classic. During its two sessions, 47 restaurants and 56 breweries offered two dozen bacon dishes and more than 100 craft beers. Comments (1).

Man convicted in 1980 cold case murder sentenced to 25 years to life: DA

FLUSHING—A man who strangled and robbed an elderly man in his Flushing home more than two decades ago was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced last week. Comment.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Fresh Meadows

Two dead after car hits tree in Fresh Meadows: NYPD

FRESH MEADOWS – Two men died after a car crashed into a tree in Fresh Meadows early Tuesday morning, the NYPD said. Comment.

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Friday, May 1, 2015


Retractable roof to be ready by 2016 US Open

The retractable roof currently being built above the Arthur Ashe Stadium is expected to be up and running in time for the 2016 U.S. Open next August. Comments (1).

Queens woman found dead in van in Brooklyn: NYPD

BROOKLYN—A 25-year-old woman who was reported missing in northeast Queens was found dead in her boyfriend’s van in Brooklyn last week, according to the NYPD. Comment.

Thursday, April 30, 2015


Anti-police activists criticize Lancman over police support

City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) has been getting some backlash on social media from anti-police activists following his renewed call for 1,000 new cops for the NYPD. Comment.

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Flushing Riverfront Project in motion

A Flushing group and the Department of City Planning have teamed up to push forth a project that would redevelop the Flushing waterfront and bring more affordable housing to the area. Comments (1).
Block Shots

Landing Diallo would be major step forward for St. John’s

Landing Cheick Diallo would be the exclamation point to the early success of Chris Mullin’s tenure as St. John’s men’s basketball coach. Comments (7).

Saturday, April 25, 2015


Disbarred lawyer stole money from couple: DA

A Flushing man, who was disbarred from the practice of law, has been charged with stealing more than $34,000 in estate funds that were meant to go toward a convent, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced last week. Comments (1).

Friday, April 24, 2015


Holi celebrates culture and diversity in Queens

Last weekend brought some of the first sure signs of spring, which were commemorated by the annual ancient Hindu religious festival, Holi. Comments (1).

Avella, homeowners group want landmarking for Broadway-Flushing

Residents of the Broadway-Flushing neighborhood want the Landmarks Preservation Commission to recognize the neighborhood as a historic district. Comments (1).

Flushing schools doing well with Common Core standards

Students in School District 25 have been faring well since the new Common Core Learning standards launched, according to the district’s superintendent. Comments (1).
Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep sets sights on consecutive diocesan crowns

St. Francis Prep doesn’t want to get too far ahead of itself. Comment.

F line makes history in Briarwood


Men wanted for attempted robbery at massage spot: NYPD

FLUSHING — Police were looking for four men who allegedly punched and tried to rob a 48-year-old man at a massage parlor in Flushing last month. Comments (1).

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Queens woman found dead in van in Brooklyn: NYPD

A woman living in the northeast Queens area was found dead in her boyfriend’s van in Brooklyn Wednesday night, the NYPD said. Comment.
Willets Point

Avella, park advocates appeal Willets megamall case

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and park advocates say they are hopeful after a panel of judges heard arguments last week in the case of a proposed megamall on the former site of Shea Stadium. Comments (2).
Kew Gardens Hills

Plans for bus lane on Q44 route in Kew Gardens Hills halted

The MTA and the city Department of Transportation announced that they have canceled plans for a dedicated bus-only lane on the Q44 bus route in Kew Gardens Hills. Comments (2).

Monday, April 20, 2015


Titan Theatre Co. does it again with brilliant ‘Othello’

An actor appearing in Titan Theatre Co.’s production of “Othello,” at the Queens Theatre through May 2 said the show’s director, Lenny Banovez, isn’t interested in the who, what, when or where of the play, but rather the why. Comments (2).

Granderson hopes to lead Amazin turnaround

The Mets are ready to win. Comment.

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