Flushing Times

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Flushing

East meets West in Flushing

Queens resident Simon Xianwen Zeng is what the Chinese call “a person of talents.” Comment.
Letters

Disapproval vote has more weight in Willets Pt. plan

Please consider this letter as a supplement to my remarks before you on June 6 concerning the Willets Point application. I am placing on the record what I believe is a misconception about what is relevant in your decision process. You appear to believe the 22-18 Community Board 7 vote is relevant, but not the negative CB 3 vote of 30-1 with one abstention. Comment.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Sasson scraps bid for Gennaro’s Council seat

Isaac Sasson shelved his bid for City Councilman James Gennaro’s (D-Fresh Meadows) seat this week after dropping nearly $100,000 of his own money into the race. Comment.
QueensLine

Quakers protest germ weapons in Flushing during 1960

Relations between the United States and Cuba were very strained. On July 6, 1960, President Dwight Eisenhower slashed the Cuban sugar quota by 700,000 tons, virtually eliminating it, and sending Fidel Castro into a rage. Comment.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Flushing

High-cost heists hit Flushing

A gas station courier who had a bag containing $90,000 stolen out of his parked car Monday was just the latest victim in a Flushing neighborhood known for large-scale thefts of cash. Comments (2).
Fresh Meadows

SFP cruises past St. Ray’s

Ryan Delevan’s focus, skill and competitiveness were all on display as the sophomore wanted to be the one to clinch history for the St. Francis Prep handball team. Comment.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Willets Point

City selective in reopening Willets Point businesses

The city paid to repair several Willets Point businesses shut down by its own inspectors last month, but has not taken any action to renovate equally unsafe structures on land it owns elsewhere in the Iron Triangle. Comment.
Murray Hill

Young man killed in Flushing motorcyle accident

MURRAY HILL — A 20-year-old was killed while riding his motorcycle on Northern Boulevard Wednesday afternoon, police said. Comments (13).
Fresh Meadows

Flood-prone Fresh Meadows needs a fix: Pols

With hurricane season in full bloom, officials took one of the borough’s most flood-prone places in Fresh Meadows to push the city to prioritize a solution. Comment.
Flushing

Queens at heart of NSA program defense

A former Flushing High School student has become the center of a debate over the National Security Agency’s secret surveillance programs. Comment.
Willets Point

Marshall mulls Willets plan as litigation looms in offing

Borough President Helen Marshall heard testimony about a special permit for the $3 billion Willets Point redevelopment project last week, but a judge may ultimately decide whether the ambitious plan can move forward. Comments (1).
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s lefty leads boro players drafted

St. John’s University baseball Coach Ed Blankmeyer believes Ryan Horstman’s potential made him an attractive commodity to Major League Baseball scouts and he has only scratched the surface of it. Comments (1).

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Broadway-Flushing

Man has nearly $100G stolen from unattended car parked in Flushing

A suspected thief swiped $90,000 from a parked car in Broadway Flushing Monday morning, according to the NYPD. Comments (1).

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