Flushing school teams up with local councilman to bar private buses from congesting school parking lot
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Private bus companies that serve P.S. 22 in Flushing have overstayed their welcome, and school principal Jennifer Meyer won’t stand for it any longer. The parking lot at the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, located at 153-33 Sanford Ave., had been used by private bus companies for more than a year, according to Meyer. After students were dropped off in the […]

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Could Flushing Meadows Corona Park become the next festival destination? Big players are fighting over it, while city lacks official policy
Photo: official Coachella website

Last year, the organizers of popular California music festival Coachella announced plans to create a similar event at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Their application was denied, but Goldenvoice, the concert arm of AEGLive, expressed their intent to make the event, titled Panorama Festival, a reality in the summer of 2017. Goldenvoice began the conversation with city officials in […]

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Here’s how your City Council member voted on the 5-cent grocery bag tax
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Updated 5:45 p.m., May 6 In a closer-than-anticipated vote, the City Council adopted on Thursday a bill instituting a 5-cent surcharge on grocery shoppers who opt for paper or plastic bags at the checkout counter. Twenty-eight members in all adopted the bill (Intro. 209-A), which charges customers 5 cents per paper or plastic bag used, while 20 […]

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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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