Flushing Times

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014


Judge nixes Willets suit

Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Manuel Mendez dismissed a lawsuit seeking to annul the city’s Willets Point West project last Friday. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014


Robin Williams will be missed

The tragic death of Robin Williams is a great loss to the entertainment world. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014


Meng passes first law

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) saw her first bill signed into law by President Barack Obama this week. Comments (4).

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014


Titan Theatre Co.’s new season takes shape

As the Titan Theatre Co. prepares to settle into its marriage with the Queens Theatre, audience members should expect something old, something new, something borrowed and maybe even something blue. Comment.

Cyclist struck and killed by ambulette in Flushing Wednesday

FLUSHING — A 60-year-old cyclist was hit and killed by an ambulette in Flushing Wednesday morning, police said. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014


Police search for missing Flushing woman

FLUSHING — The NYPD was looking for a missing 67-year-old woman who was last seen leaving her Flushing home Aug. 10. Comments (1).

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014


Stavisky wins endorsements

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) scored a couple endorsements in her re-election campaign this week. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Mdws. man charged with neglecting dogs

FRESH MEADOWS — A Fresh Meadows man is facing charges after he allegedly deprived two dogs of food and water, resulting in the death of one of the animals, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said. Comments (1).

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

Willets Point

Opponents challenge looming Willets Point land transfer

Opponents of the Willets Point redevelopment have claimed the city cannot legally transfer all of the land for the project to developers without additional approvals from Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Queens Borough Board. Comments (1).

NE Queens electeds request more transit

Two Queens lawmakers are pursuing their quest to bring more public transportation to the border communities of Queens. Comments (1).

Dragon Boat Festival back for 24th year

The 24th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival drew thousands of people to the shores of Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadow Corona Park over the weekend, and they cheered even though they did not know who was winning. Comment.

Police look for Flushing grand larceny suspect

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a man they said snatched a chain off of a 50-year-old man on Franklin Avenue Aug. 11. Comment.

Flushing athlete wins chance to become Ironman champ

For most people, training for Ironman triathlons would be a chore, but not for Anthony Chan. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014


Queens College Knights mourn ex-baseball coach Sowinski

Tom Sowinski’s presence on the baseball field was always noticeable, whether it was his 6-foot-2 frame bearing down at hitters atop the pitcher’s mound, or his watchful eye from the confines of the dugout. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Cuomo running mate visits Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows’ legislators envision Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s running mate finding green pastures in their eastern Queens district. Comments (1).
I Sit and Look Out

Two athletes carrying themselves professionally is refreshing

As readers know, my father was a devoted fan of the New York (baseball) Giants, and I became one early in life. Comments (2).

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014


Avella provides for schools, parks

I have been a Queens resident for 35 years, and ever since state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) became my senator, I have seen dramatic improvements in our parks and school systems. Comments (2).

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014


Knicks guard Hardaway Jr. dazzles Queens kids at Citi Field

New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. returned to the Big Apple after competing against the U.S. National Team to share his story as part of the Citi Kids program, an educational and motivational community-based initiative for middle and high school students. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014


Almost Elton John brings icon’s music to boro

Craig A. Meyer remembers when rock was young, when he and Suzie had so much fun. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Klein farm sold to tree cutters

Fresh Meadows’ Klein Farm has been sold to tenants who recently accepted responsibility for illegally cutting down trees on the historic property. Comments (6).

Man found dead on top of Flushing elevator

FLUSHING — A man was found dead Wednesday afternoon in a Flushing apartment building, wedged between the top of an elevator car and a refrigerator, police said. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014


Former Flushing resident convicted in 1995 murder

A former Flushing resident has been found guilty in the 1995 slaying of an acquaintance on the roof of a Kissena Boulevard apartment building, the Queens district attorney’s office said Wednesday. Comments (1).

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