Op-Ed: Even in the lack of Flushing West upzoning, the area has a lot of potential
Photo: by courtesy of Department of City Planning

The Flushing West rezoning proposal was introduced by Mayor de Blasio two years ago in an effort to create affordable housing. This area was part of de Blasio’s affordable housing plan which incorporated 15 designated rezoning areas including the Jerome Avenue corridor in the Bronx, and East New York which has been approved by the city. […]

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Old Timer: Looking back at Middle Village’s Niederstein’s restaurant
RIDGEWOOD TIMES/File photo

For many decades, Niederstein’s Restaurant in Middle Village served not only fine German fare but also memories of good times shared among families and friends for holidays and special occasions. Previously located on Metropolitan Avenue between 69th and 70th streets, Niederstein’s, under different names and owners through the decades, had been a neighborhood fixture from […]

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LAGCC Lady Red Hawks earn program’s first national ranking
Photo courtesy LaGuardia Community College Lady Red Hawks

The LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC) Lady Red Hawks have been on a roll to begin their season, going 6-1 in their first seven contests. This record has led them to being ranked number 11 in the country in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) first weekly Division III National Rankings, the first time the Lady […]

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Major upgrades coming to Flushing LIRR station in early 2016
Renderings courtesy of the MTA

Work on major upgrades to the Flushing-Main Street LIRR station will finally begin in the spring season of 2016, according to MTA officials. Sources with the MTA indicated that the agency aims to award a construction contract in January and will probably begin the renovation in March. As part of the project—which will cost $16.5 […]

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West Flushing upzoning opens the door for new opportunities
THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

In December, we discussed the Department of City Planning’s study of western Flushing upzoning which was highlighted in November by Planning Commissioner Carl Weisbrod. Crain’s has recently reported that city officials have hired a nonprofit run by former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman to develop “residential buildings, transportation, parks, and retail and commercial space for […]

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