Flushing Times

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014


Flushing-born Drescher got famous on ‘The Nanny’

Actress, producer and activist Francine Drescher was born in Flushing on Sept. 30, 1957. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014


Wheelchair softball comes to Citi Field

For the athletes in the Wheelchair Sports Federation, there is not much their physical limitations can stop them from doing. Comment.

Veteran restaurateur opens Dolphin Diner in Hillcrest

John Papis is a restaurateur with a porpoise. Comments (1).

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014


Peter Koo wants Korea Day holiday

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) has called for the establishment of “Korea Day”as a citywide holiday. Comments (1).

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014


Assi Plaza sold for $54 million: City

An Asian supermarket in downtown Flushing has been sold for $54 million. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014


Tech-savy affordable residence opens for seniors in Flushing

A pioneering affordable housing residence with 92 units for seniors officially opened its doors in Flushing this week. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014


NYHQ expands services

New York Hospital Queens kicked off an initiative last week to make its services more accessible to immigrants who do not speak English. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014


Judge gives 25 years to life in cold case

A former Flushing resident was sentenced to 25 years to life last week for the 1995 slaying of a 21-year-old man, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.

Flushing deacon sentenced

A Flushing deacon, who was found guilty of immigration fraud after she coached asylum seekers how to lie on their applications, has been sentenced to three years’ probation, the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan said. Comments (4).

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014


U.S. House of Reps passes Meng’s Anti-Spoofing Act

A bill penned by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Bayside) intended to crack down on phone scams is one step closer to becoming law. Comments (1).

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Queens residents rally against airplane noise

More than 300 Queensites came out to a rally at Cunningham Park Sunday afternoon to demand an end to the constant din emanating from airplanes traveling to and from the borough’s airports. Comments (8).

House passes Meng historic sites bill

A bill U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) introduced to make historic sights in Flushing part of the National Park Service passed the House of Representatives Monday night. Comment.

Flushing Town Hall challenged to raise money

Flushing Town Hall needs help with its latest financial challenge. Comment.

Missed opportunities doom Flushing in loss to Erasmus

One disastrous drive late in the third quarter was emblematic of Flushing’s day. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014


Flushing robbery chase ends in crash: NYPD

FLUSHING — Police arrested three men following a chase and car crash after they allegedly robbed a Flushing 7-Eleven at gunpoint early Tuesday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (3).

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Queens wants quiet skies

More than 300 borough residents, fed up with the never-ending din coming from airplanes, rallied at Cunningham Park Sunday afternoon to say “enough is enough.” Comments (11).

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