Deserving children in Flushing can eat free summer meals seven days a week
Photo courtesy of Hunger Free America

Children in Flushing, Queens have been receiving free meals every day, courtesy of the Summer Meals Program run by the United States Department of Agriculture. The New York City-Hunger Free America and the New York City Department of Education (DOE) announced on Friday that three locations in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx will be open seven days […]

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New York Giants’ and alum Jay Bromley delivers a speech to Flushing high school graduates
Photo by NFL/Google Maps

Jay Bromley, New York Giants defensive lineman, was a guest speaker at a Flushing High School pre-graduation awards ceremony this afternoon. Bromley, a 2009 Flushing High School graduate, spoke to 73 at-risk high school seniors who defied the odds and are graduating next week. Councilman Peter Koo also spoke at the event, held in the high school’s auditorium at […]

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District manager of Queens Community Board 7 retires after 40 years of service
Photo: Brianna Ellis/QNS

The members of Queens Community Board 7 (CB 7) said their bittersweet goodbyes to their district manager Marilyn Bitterman, who will retire in August after 40 years of service. The board celebrated Bitterman’s retirement at Monday night’s monthly meeting held at the Union Care Plaza Center in Flushing. Chairman Gene Kelty announced Bitterman’s ending career, whose last district service […]

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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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In aftermath of mayor’s defeat of Flushing West plan, calls for affordable Flushing housing remain
Photo: Nora Soong/Wikimedia Commons

From frustration to relief, Flushing community activists and elected officials had mixed emotions over the demise of the Flushing West redevelopment project. Mayor Bill de Blasio officially dropped the rezoning plan on Tuesday, despite previously supporting the proposal as a part of his affordable housing agenda. Councilman Peter Koo, who sent a letter to the New York City Department of City […]

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