Flushing Times

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Letters

Police officer intimidates resident at CB 8 meeting

I attended a Community Board 8 meeting March 13, which had on its agenda a United States Tennis Association application to expand its facilities in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comments (3).

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Letters

Parks needs to better care for trees

As we approach spring and summer, it is important for the city Parks Department’s Forestry Division to maintain the thousands of trees that line streets and that are in our parks and playgrounds. Comments (2).
Hillcrest

Cookie Monster commutes from Queens

The costumed Cookie Monster who allegedly shoved a toddler in Manhattan over the weekend hails from Hillcrest, police said. Comment.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Flushing

Cops on the lookout for missing Flushing teen

FLUSHING — Police were asking the public’s help in finding a 15-year-old girl who went missing last Friday. Comment.
Flushing

NYHQ Palliative Care Symposium

New York Hospital Queens is hosting its third annual Palliative Care Symposium. Comment.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Kew Gardens Hills

Kew Gardens Hills man missing from home

KEW GARDEN HILLS — Police were asking the public’s help in finding a 84-year-old man who has been missing since Tuesday. The man, Fyat Kaplan, was last seen at his home around 2 p.m. wearing green sweat pants, a grey flannel shirt and a grey sweater. Police described him as white, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 165 pounds. Comment.
Letters

USTA plan will benefit boro park

Regarding the March 22-28 letter to the editor “Parkland should remain haven for people, not business,” we are confident that in partnership with the local Queens community boards and elected officials we will ensure a better Flushing Meadows Corona Park and United States Tennis Association Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Comment.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Pomonok

Pomonok blasts parking hike

A group gathered at Pomonok Houses last week to castigate the city for increasing annual parking fees by more than 400 percent weeks before the money is due. Comment.
Flushing

Hope and remembrance mark Opening Day at Citi Field

New York Mets fans armed with enthusiasm and tempered hopes for another season poured into Citi Field Monday for Opening Day. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows blaze sends 11 to hospital

Visiting family members who were staying at a Fresh Meadows home were among 11 people who were taken to the hospital Monday after an early-morning blaze. Comment.
Flushing

Play recounts true story of teen’s gang experience

The Kupferberg Center for the Arts presents the Off-Broadway production of “De Novo,” the tragic true story of a teenage gang member and his attempt to start a new life. Comment.
Block Shots

Mets manager aims to excite fans after overhaul of roster

There was a hint of defiance in the voice of Mets manager Terry Collins, the type you like to hear before an Opening Day game for a club with not much expected of it. Comment.
Flushing

Police search for Flushing scammers [With Video]

FLUSHING — Police hope someone can help to identify three people suspected of telling victims they have a flat tire in order to distract them as they steal property from their cars. Comment.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Flushing

18-story tower could rise into LGA flight path

Community Board 7 is set to hear a proposal to construct a gleaming 18-story tower in downtown Flushing that needs special permission from the city to pierce LaGuardia Airport’s flight path zone. Comments (1).
Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep opens season with high hopes

St. Francis Prep couldn’t have asked for a better start to a year where it believes it can change its recent fortunes in CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens softball. Comments (3).
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm look to rebuild with freshmen players

The St. John’s baseball team competed in its first NCAA Super Regional last year after being crowned the Big East conference’s regular season and tournament champions. Comment.
Flushing

QC honors classical Santour musician Pouri Anavian

Come hear traditional Isafahan and Mahur live musical performances for $25. Comment.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Four people critically injured in Fresh Meadows blaze

An early morning kitchen fire on the second story of a Fresh Meadows home sent 11 to the hospital Monday, fire officials said. Comments (1).
Flushing

Sandy volunteers and first responders to be honored at Opening Day

The New York Mets have invited a few Amazin’ guests to Monday’s Opening Day festivities at Citi Field. Comment.

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