Festival celebrating birds of prey flies into Flushing Meadows


| amatua@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of the Parks Department

Flushing Meadows Corona Park will be the host of the 18th annual Raptor Fest, an annual festival that allows people to get up close and personal with New York City’s birds of prey.

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Residents focus on affordable housing during Flushing West rezoning meeting


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Community stakeholders attended an open house Wednesday night focused on the ongoing Department of City Planning rezoning study of the Flushing West area.

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Queens Theatre screens classic Lincoln Center performances outdoors at Flushing Meadows


| rmackay@queensny.org

Photo courtesy of Queens Theatre

Video versions of great Lincoln Center works will screen outdoors on Tuesday nights in August on Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s Festival Lawn, thanks to a new month-long partnership between Queens Theatre and Lincoln Center Education.

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Flushing street to be co-named after 3-year-old crash victim


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of His-Pei Liao and Amy Tam-Liao

The memory of a young Flushing girl tragically killed on a local street two years ago will live on with the co-naming of a neighborhood street.

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Falling debris causes disruptions on the 7 line in Flushing


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo via Twitter/@NYPD109Pct

Service on the 7 line was disrupted Saturday afternoon due to a construction accident when a crane hoisting construction materials to stores’ rooftops broke and spilled its cargo onto the tracks at Roosevelt Avenue and College Point Boulevard in Flushing.

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Flushing Met Food Market to close after July 26


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by  Kirsten E. Paulson

After more than 30 years of operation, the independently-owned neighborhood grocery store, located at 41-62 Bowne St., is shutting down following a decision by owners Abel and Ahmed Saleh to sell the property.

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Local group plays a major role in improving the Flushing landscape


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

The Flushing Willets Point Corona Local Development Corporation (LDC) is a behind the scenes organization which is responsible for neighborhood improvements which benefit the whole community.

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West Flushing upzoning opens the door for new opportunities


| stephen.preuss@cushwake.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

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.

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