Flushing Times

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011

Letters

‘Spreading the wealth’ is not a good idea

What better place to demand the redistribution of wealth than on Wall Street? When the occupiers were asked, most could not explain their grievances, why they were there, who will determine whose wealth requires redistributing, who will do the confiscating and who will do the equalizing. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011

Dining Out

Sol Hyang Lee: Experience Manchuria in Flushing

So if you dine in a restaurant specializing in the delicacies of northeast China, while speaking frankly to your honey, have you gone on a Manchurian candid date? Groaning aside, if you want to try it, we have a place for you. Sol Hyang Lee, on 41st Avenue in downtown Flushing specializes in the hybrid cuisine of Manchuria and Korea. What sets it apart from other local restaurants promoting that style is that Sol Hyang Lee also offers tabletop barbecued kebabs. Comment.
Flushing

Bloomy says he’ll work to fix kimchee fines

Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Health Department inspectors: lay off the kimchee. Comments (1).
Letters

Occupy Wall Street protesters are truly patriotic

Another day of the Occupy Wall Street protests that have spread to several major cities, and another day of disparaging remarks from the haves and those who do not get it on the right. Comments (4).

Friday, Oct. 28, 2011

Flushing

Willets Point tech center installed by group on Panorama of QMA

Jukay Hsu, founder of the advocacy group Coalition for Queens, temporarily installed a mock-up of a technical innovation center over Willets Point on the Queens Museum of Art’s Panorama from last Thursday to Sunday. Comment.
Flushing

Developer lays out Flushing waterfront plan

The long-stalled plans to redevelop the downtown Flushing waterfront were the center of a public outreach session last week, drawing dozens of residents and business and community leaders to Flushing Town Hall for a presentation on the proposal. Comment.
Flushing

MTA study reveals straphangers approve of subways, but not LIRR

The MTA says 84 percent of straphangers are content with subway service, although commuter satisfaction with the Long Island Rail Road declined. Comment.
Flushing

Uncovering a Halloween haunting

A paranormal investigation squad has brought its psychic sensitivity, Geiger counter and years of experience hunting ghosts to the 226-year-old Kingsland Homestead, hoping to catch the spirits of Flushing past between its aging walls. Comment.
The Civic Scene

The Civic Scene: EDC speaks on borough economy at QCC meeting

Last month, the Queens Civic Congress held a meeting devoted to the economy of Queens in the Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment.
Letters

Average joes will pay for jobs bill

As 2011 continues, the state of our national economy is no better than it was two years ago. In fact, it has worsened significantly. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011

Flushing

Nation’s bard charms boro

Just two days after being named U.S. poet laureate, Phil Levine read from a few of his poetry books to an audience at Queens College last week. Comment.
Flushing

Oral history project calls on boro’s native storytellers

Queens residents who want to recall their memories of the borough as part of a massive oral history project will get their chance this week when StoryCorps’ Queens Week kicks off this Thursday. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

SFP breaks tie over Molloy, tops field

It didn’t take St. Francis Prep long to exact revenge. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Mendez, Beaudoin carry SFP in key win over CK

St. Francis Prep running back John Mendez insured that his team’s hopes of making the ‘AA’ playoffs stayed alive Friday night. Comment.
Dishing with Dee

Dishing with Dee: Keynote speakers shine at boro political club meetings

Believe it or not, but we have started to receive our first Christmas/holiday party invitations. It looks as though it’s going to be a busy party season if they are starting to send their invites out this early. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011

Flushing

Archrivals feel like family, coaches make peace

Instead of verbal barbs, Flushing Coach Jim DeSantis and Campus Magnet’s Eric Barnett tossed bouquets at one another. The two Queens coaches, who nearly came to blows after last year’s showdown between the borough’s top public school programs, made peace this week. Comment.

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