After the loss of a beloved Flushing supermarket, New York Mart diversifies beyond Asian products
Councilmember Koo announces new inventory at New York Mart in Flushing with members of the Holly Civic Association

In as diverse a community as Flushing, all the ingredients were there for a cultural clash. After the loss of a beloved neighborhood market, Flushing supermarket New York Mart will be diversifying their stocks beyond their standard Asian grocery products, Councilman Peter Koo announced on Friday. The loss of the longtime Met Supermarket last July to make way for […]

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Much-needed upgrades are finally coming to the Flushing LIRR station
Photo courtesy of Congresswoman Meng's office

Start with the surface and the change will ripple. That was the message Friday as Congresswoman Grace Meng and other local officials gathered to commemorate the completion of phase one of the MTA Flushing-Main Street Long Island Rail Road station renovation, unveiling fresh signs and thicker, safer railings to prevent small children from falling or squeezing through […]

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Residents call for truly affordable housing in ‘Flushing West’ rezoning plan
Photo courtesy of the Flushing Rezoning Community Alliance

Affordable housing units in the proposed Flushing West rezoning plan should be within the reach of local residents, one lawmaker declared during a town hall meeting on the project Thursday. Councilman Peter Koo told residents at Flushing’s St. George’s Episcopal Church that he would call on the city to lower the area median income (AMI) threshold in Mayor Bill de […]

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Queens Library celebrates Chinese heritage and culture with a new program
Queens Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue in 1935

Did you know New York City has the largest Chinese population outside of Asia? In fact more Chinese-Americans and Chinese immigrants live in Queens than any other borough. That’s nearly 400,000, more than 22 percent of the 2.25 million New Yorkers that call the “World’s Borough” their home. It is only fitting that Queens Library partnered with […]

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Queens straphangers say 7 train needs full line review now
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

Fed up with delays, overcrowding and poor infrastructure, 7 train riders are taking matters into their own hands. Commuters who frequent the 7 train gathered at the 40th-Lowery Street station in Sunnyside on Tuesday to demand that the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) conduct a full line review. The riders were joined by Councilman Jimmy Van […]

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