Downtown Flushing

Board greenlights transient hotel in downtown Flushing
Board greenlights transient hotel in downtown Flushing
Northeast Melissa Chan 4/12/2013 at 9:09AM

The developer of an 18-story building in downtown Flushing received a key nod to operate as a short-stay hotel. Community Board 7 voted 30-8 to approve a variance with conditions that would allow developer Fleet Financial Group to function as a transient hotel over a residential one at 42-31 Union Street. Guests are required to [...]

60 acres of Flushing Waterfront to be revived
60 acres of Flushing Waterfront to be revived
News Melissa Chan 6/28/2012 at 11:47AM

Flushing’s future will have a revitalized, accessible waterfront — bridging the downtown area and Willets Point — if early projections proposed by a local development group become finalized. “Downtown Flushing, or the Flushing waterfront rather, is an area of enormous untapped potential,” said Nick Roberts, project manager at Flushing Willets Point Corona Local Development Corporation [...]