Facing community and political opposition, the MTA and the city Department of Transportation slammed the brakes on a proposed dedicated bus lane for the limited Q44 bus line on Main Street in Kew Gardens Hills.
In what has become an annual spring ritual in Flushing, several hundred members of Falun Dafa, or Falun Gong and their supporters marched through the downtown business hub to a rally protesting alleged persecution of their group in China. According to police the event, from noon to 4 p.m., was smaller than the last two […]
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) station on Main Street in Flushing might be getting a makeover that will make it more attractive and accessible for handicapped riders. Members of the Metropolitan Transit Authority and the LIRR met with representatives of the borough president’s office, local developers and the Flushing/Willets Point/Corona Local Development Corporation to […]
Downtown Flushing’s frenzied commercial growth during the past two decades is getting another shot in the arm with a scheduled westward expansion to the Flushing River. This one-square-mile commercial enlargement generated by dramatic population and customer growths will open 107 choice acres for business development between the Flushing River and College Point Blvd., just south […]
In what appears to be a copycat crime of last weeks Wendys massacre, two armed men held up The Wiz electronic store across the street from the now infamous eatery Sunday, making off with thousands in cash. However, in a stark divergence from the Wednesdays bloodbath that left five dead, and one in guarded condition, […]
The cavalcade of complaints at a task force meeting last week also triggered a series of questions that remained unanswered: • No estimates of potential penalties to be levied against the TA’s contractor were available. • Congressman Joseph Crowley questioned whether the project violated the rights of the physically handicapped, under the federal Americans with Disabilities […]
There is light at the end of the tunnel . . . the Main St. subway station tunnel, that is. The Queens Courier has learned that the last phase of the $33 million station and street project will be completed late in August, following the repaving of Roosevelt Ave., between Main and Union Sts. Slated […]
Our general consensus on the idea was a positive one. The city could benefit in several ways. It could increase foot traffic outside of Main Street in downtown Flushing, generate interest from national credit tenants and developers, increase neighboring property value, and most importantly relating to today’s topic of interest assist to remedy the lack of housing including affordable housing in the city.
Over the past couple of years Flushing has been experiencing a rapidly increasing development market. But although we have been seeing record pricing in 2015 as previously discussed, recently we have seen a lag in available land for development while demand is still rising.