A 49-year-old Flushing man has been arraigned and charged following a bomb scare on Tuesday at a Kew Gardens building which houses law enforcement offices for the Queens District Attorney, New York State Police, and FBI.
The new Flushing Chamber of Commerce is launching a program to address the growing demand for English language classes to help waves of new immigrants in the area who need help learning the language of their adopted country.
Thumping drums accompanied the quick pace of commuters and shoppers in downtown Flushing. Two dragons walked into a T-Mobile store on Roosevelt Avenue with a traveling band following close behind. It was the first day of Lunar New Year.
With the start of Lunar New Year, Flushing’s large Asian communities are getting ready to celebrate the year of the goat. At Flushing Town Hall, artists from all over the world will be holding workshops and performances for the public. Two performances are featured in this video as a sample of what to expect.
A historic 19th-century Queens church that once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad could be facing the wrecking ball as leaders in the Flushing congregation consider a proposal to replace the aging structure with a new sanctuary.
Abel Joseph is going to college, a destination that wouldn’t have been possible a year ago. This September, the Flushing High School student will be attending LIU Post with a full football scholarship. But as recently as last year Joseph’s prospects of going to college were low.
A person was struck and killed by an LIRR train at the Flushing–Main Street station on Wednesday, temporarily suspending service on the Port Washington branch during the evening rush, MTA officials said.
A planned express bus service that will run between Flushing and Jamaica is set to launch this year, according to city officials, who have included some measures to appease several communities that resisted the idea of designating lanes for buses only.
Despite calls from community members and politicians in neighborhoods like Kew Gardens Hills, the transformation of the Q44 and Q25 into a Select Bus Service (SBS) line is set to begin as early as this fall, according to a Department of Transportation spokesman, but no official schedule has been announced.
The Korean and Chinese communities are coming together on Feb. 15 to hold a parade for the beginning of their new calendar year. And Flushing Town Hall has announced a celebration between the two groups.