MTA granted eminent domain powers for Flushing LIRR project


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo rendering courtesy of the MTA

The MTA has been given eminent domain powers to move forward with a long-awaited plan to upgrade the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) station in Flushing.

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Shopping and dining in Flushing


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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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, […]

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Foreclosed Willets Point property will go up for sale


| mchan@queenscourier.com

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 […]

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Flushing Chamber of Commerce set to close


| smosco@queenscourier.com

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 […]

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Diversity keeping Flushing strong


| bdoda@queenscourier.com

“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 […]

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Thousands celebrate ‘Year of the Rabbit’


| jtantongco@queenscourier.com

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 […]

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Icy corners and crosswalks are winter hazards


| gsanclemente@queenscourier.com

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 […]

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BID raises robbery awareness


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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 […]

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