Flushing Times

Monday, Aug. 6, 2012

Flushing

Flushing Food Fest hosts best Asian fare

Flushing is a food haven like no other in the city, and some of the neighborhood’s best restaurants gathered to form the ultimate feast Friday at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Fresh Mdws. prepares for role in city budgeting

Fresh Meadows residents will soon have a direct role in how some of their tax dollars will be spent thanks to a year-old city experiment in participatory budgeting, about to enter its second round. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012

Flushing

Messer takes ballot challege to Qns judge

State Senate candidate John Messer bypassed a city agency to bring his challenge to Queens Supreme Court alleging his opponent, Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone), got onto the ballot using fraudulent signatures, but Stavisky’s camp dismissed it as a frivolous exercise. Comments (1).
Fresh Meadows

Man robs gas station after shooting ceiling

FRESH MEADOWS — A man entered a Fresh Meadows gas station with a gun earlier this month, shot a round into the ceiling and demanded money from the worker at the register, police said. The authorities are asking the public’s help in finding the gunman. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

SJU fencer finishes sixth in Olympics

LONDON — In his first-ever Olympic event, Daryl Homer finished sixth, tying St. John’s University alumnus Keeth Smart’s result in 2008. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 3, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows residents flooded out in rainstorm

Torrential rain caused major flooding in several areas of Fresh Meadows Wednesday, with several cars getting stuck in swelling water and many people reporting flooded basements. Comment.
Flushing

Koo presses for Queens comfort women memorial

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) is moving forward with plans to rename a Flushing street after the comfort women from World War II, much to the chagrin of the Japanese community. Comments (7).

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012

Willets Point

EDC cites ‘08 global crisis

Critics of the proposed $3 billion, mixed-use development in Willets Point can look to the 2008 global economic downtown for controversial changes to the massive project, according to city Economic Development Corp. President Seth Pinsky, who discussed some of the thorny issues associated with developing the Iron Triangle. Comments (1).
Broadway-Flushing

Briarwood fights back at car vandals

About 30 Briarwood residents rallied on Main Street between Queens Boulevard and Manton Street Saturday to demand a greater police presence and better sanitation for the stretch of the street, which they say is a popular site for car break-ins. Comment.
Flushing

Jimmy Meng arrest echoes in Flushing

The arrest of former state Assemblyman Jimmy Meng, father of Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing), could send ripples through the Flushing political world, although opinions differ on how much it will affect his daughter’s congressional race. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012

Broadway-Flushing

Bulldogs stunned by Rochester in Nike Championship

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. — The NYC Bulldogs’ quest for a second straight basketball title in Washington, D.C., ended two wins shy. Comment.

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