Flushing Times

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Jamaica Estates

Union fights SJU for painting jobs

After weeks of protests and a lack of negotiations, the painters union that claims St. John’s University shut them out of dozens of summer jobs is prepared to continue the fight. Comment.
Flushing

Communications workers endorse Liu

Former city Comptroller John Liu has continued to rack up endorsements in his campaign to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). Comments (5).

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Flushing

Latimer Gardens to get cameras: Mayor

After years of pleas from residents, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced Latimer Gardens is one of a number of housing developments across the city that will soon receive security cameras. Comment.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Murray Hill

City to reconstruct Murray Hill bridge

A Murray Hill bridge, closed for years so it could be rebuilt, needs to be completely reconstructed for a second time, elected officials announced last week. Comment.
Flushing

CB7 nixes basement apartments

Community Board 7 gave a resounding no to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to consider looking at legalizing basement apartments at a meeting Monday night. Comments (4).
Flushing

Flushing House resident celebrates her 100th year

For Flushing House resident Kate Tuchman’s 100th birthday, it will not only take one party but two parties to recognize her achievements in education. Comments (3).
Jamaica Estates

Cops investigate shooting in Jamaica Estates

JAMAICA ESTATES — Police were investigating a shooting outside a popular Jamaica Estates hookah bar last weekend that left one man injured, the NYPD said. Comment.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Flushing

Developers push to halt sewage in Flushing Creek

A coalition of developers, businesses and environmentalists have launched a bid to clean up Flushing Creek. Comments (1).
Flushing

Flushing woman pushed off subway platform releases book

More than 30 years after overcoming a horrifying attack in which she was pushed in front of an oncoming subway train and lost her hand, Renee Katz is still finding ways to inspire. Comments (2).
Flushing

Strip club dancers charged with scamming wealthy patrons: Authorities

FLUSHING — Police arrested four women described by authorities as strippers and the manager of a Flushing strip club Monday night and charged them with taking part in a plot to drug wealthy patrons and then overcharge their credit cards, city Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan said. Comments (1).

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Willets Point

Bicyclist hit and killed on Roosevelt Avenue: NYPD

A bicyclist was fatally struck while riding on Roosevelt Avenue between 126th Street and Shea Road a little after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Comments (8).
Flushing

Missing women last seen in Kissena Park: NYPD

Police were looking for a missing 54-year-old Flushing woman who disappeared in Kissena Park Sunday. Comments (4).

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