Organizers reveal plans for upcoming Flushing Street Festival
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Queens business leaders came together Thursday to give details about the second annual Flushing Street Festival to be held on Saturday, August 1. The festival is hosted by the Flushing Business Improvement District, a nonprofit organization that aims to help the community transform Flushing into a “destination of choice” for dining and shopping. While last year’s festival only […]

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New Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce aims to unify businesses
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Downtown Flushing bristles with businesses. Yet for all its economic activity, the area doesn’t have a Chamber of Commerce to advocate for the businesses’ needs in government. But that’s about to change. John Choe is the executive director for the new Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce. The organization is being put together and Choe plans on […]

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MTA granted eminent domain powers for Flushing LIRR project
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The MTA has been given eminent domain powers to move forward with a long-awaited plan to upgrade the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) station in Flushing. The agency’s board voted Jan. 29 to approve the potential use of eminent domain to acquire a one-story building at 40-36 Main St., currently owned by Ou Jiang City […]

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Shopping and dining in Flushing
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BY MELISSA MOTT The diversity of food in Flushing brings credibility to one of its many nicknames: “The Food Capital of Queens.” According to Dian Yu, executive director of the Flushing Business Improvement District, the high population density area, especially downtown, is “definitely known for the food.” “We have a new name,” he said, “food, […]

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Foreclosed Willets Point property will go up for sale

The mortgage to a 3.5-acre piece of land in Flushing, in the midst of a foreclosure lawsuit, is expected to be sold within two weeks, officials said. According to David Schechtman, executive managing director for Eastern Consolidated — who represents the lender and is supervising the sale of the defaulted mortgage — owners of the […]

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