First draft of Flushing express bus plan publicly revealed


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

The preliminary design for a proposed Select Bus Service (SBS) line from Flushing to Jamaica was publicly revealed for the first time Wednesday in an interactive open house at Flushing Town Hall.

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Flushing baby with rare disorder gets surgery for new thumb


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel/Gallery courtesy of the Cohen Children's Medical Center

One-year-old Brandon Torres of Flushing is only a month into recovery after a successful surgery to create a working digit to be used in place of his right thumb. Torres was born without a thumb due to a disorder known as Duane-radial ray syndrome, which can result in abnormalities of bones in the arms and hands.

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Flushing business owners fight to maintain parking in SBS plan


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THE COURIER/File Photo

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce met with representatives of the MTA and Department of Transportation (DOT) on May 22 to express their skepticism over the benefits of a proposed Select Bus Service (SBS) line set to run from Flushing to Jamaica.

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Flushing public forum reveals planning study


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Photo by Alina Suriel/ Gallery courtesy of the NYC Department of City Planning

The NYC Department of City Planning publicly revealed Thursday night details of a Flushing West planning study which will result in large scale re-zoning in line with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 10-year plan to increase affordable housing.

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Nostalgia Thrives at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park


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Photo courtesy of Queens Theatre

The good 1960s vibrations continue to fill Flushing Meadows-Corona Park this spring. The short list includes an upcoming anniversary celebration of the 1964/65 Worlds Fair (and the 1939/40 event). There’s also ongoing attention to the New York pavilion with movie screenings. But the most enthusiastic and impressive illustration of this nostalgia thus far belongs to […]

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Flushing Meadows to hold free World’s Fair Anniversary Festival this June


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THE COURIER/File photo

A free festival, once again celebrating the 1939-1940 and 1964-1965 World’s Fairs, will be held at Flushing Meadows Corona Park this June with music, food and family-friendly activities.

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Flushing native pens modern-day version of ‘Jane Eyre’


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Photo by Allana Taranto

When Patricia Park would misbehave as a child growing up in Flushing, her mother would say in broken English, “You act like orphan,” Park remembered. “I realized that her definition of orphan meant to act in a disgraceful way that shamed your family.”

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Lauryn Hill to perform at Louis Armstrong festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park


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Photo via Greg Chow/Flickr Creative Commons

Grammy-winning and top-charting singer Lauryn Hill is scheduled to headline the second annual Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday, June 20.

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