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Shopping and dining in Flushing
Shopping and dining in Flushing
News Queens Courier Staff 11/24/2012 at 7:20AM

BY MELISSA MOTT The diversity of food in Flushing brings credibility to one of its many nicknames: “The Food Capital of Queens.” According to Dian Yu, executive director of the Flushing Business Improvement District, the high population density area, especially downtown, is “definitely known for the food.” “We have a new name,” he said, “food, [...]

Foreclosed Willets Point property will go up for sale
News Melissa Chan 3/22/2012 at 9:47AM

The mortgage to a 3.5-acre piece of land in Flushing, in the midst of a foreclosure lawsuit, is expected to be sold within two weeks, officials said. According to David Schechtman, executive managing director for Eastern Consolidated — who represents the lender and is supervising the sale of the defaulted mortgage — owners of the [...]

Flushing Chamber of Commerce set to close
News Steve Mosco 2/08/2012 at 5:00PM

After 80 years of service to the business community, the Flushing Chamber of Commerce and Business Association (FCCBA) announced it would cease all activities and dissolve. The association’s co-president, Myra Baird Herce, said that the decision was a long time coming as many new business organizations in the downtown Flushing area have emerged in recent [...]

Diversity keeping Flushing strong
News Bob Doda 7/21/2011 at 12:00AM

“Location, location, location,” said Peter Koo, regarding what keeps investors interested in a particular sector of real estate and as far as business leaders are concerned, Flushing has it all. The Flushing Business Improvement District (BID) led by Executive Director Dian Yu and Monroe College recently held the First Annual Downtown Flushing Real Estate Conference [...]

Thousands celebrate ‘Year of the Rabbit’
News Jano Tantongco 2/15/2011 at 12:00AM

The Lunar New Year parade for the Year of the Rabbit dominated Main Street in Flushing on Saturday, February 12, drawing an assorted collection of both participants and spectators. Each animal of the Chinese zodiac carries unique personal traits. Councilmember Peter Koo explained that the Rabbit is believed to be quiet, calm and thoughtful. “People [...]

Icy corners and crosswalks are winter hazards
News Gaudys Sanclemente 1/24/2011 at 12:00AM

With more snow and slushy rain forecast for tomorrow, pedestrians are left wondering who is supposed to clear the icy danger zones on corners and sidewalks. In addition to dealing with frozen roads, pedestrians found themselves maneuvering through mounds of snow and ice left on the sidewalks. Corners and crosswalks are rarely cleared and are [...]

News Gaudys Sanclemente 1/20/2011 at 12:00AM

Corners and crosswalks are winter hazards

BID raises robbery awareness
News 11/10/2010 at 12:00AM

Members of the Flushing Business Improvement District (BID) and the 109th Precinct met at Councilmember Peter Koo’s district office on November 1 to help raise awareness of pedestrian safety and discuss robbery prevention strategies. The meeting was held in response to several recent robberies in Flushing. “Our ultimate goal is to keep Flushing safe,” said [...]

Flushing district leader races intense
News Pete Davis 9/08/2010 at 12:00AM

With state and federal offices up for grab in next week’s primary, some people may overlook some of the races on the bottom of the ballot line. But, that doesn’t mean that races like those for district leader, which are up for grabs all over the borough, are not important “There’s no question that they [...]