Flushing Commons Breaks Ground

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer After years of discussions and delays, the Flushing Commons project finally broke ground this week. On June 30, several stakeholders, elected officials and community leaders met in the heart of downtown Flushing for the groundbreaking ceremony. Set on the former site of Municipal Lot 1, many comments from the event […]

Celebrating Mother’s Day

Elected officials, including Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, State Sen. Toby Stavisky, Councilman Peter Koo and Assemblyman Ron Kim joined the Flushing Chinese Business Association for its fifth annual Joyful Mother celebration. Forty-nine mothers received Mothers of Distinction awards in honor of their role as outstanding community role models.

‘Fight The Blight’ Against Inappropriate Housing

At a recent Mid-Queens Community Council meeting, FightTheBlightQueens@gmail.com was introduced. The email’s purpose is to give citizens a chance to identify the addresses of inappropriate, out-of-character recent home construction in their neighborhoods. These houses would then be forwarded to the City Planning Commission. Councilman Peter Koo’s (D-Flushing) chief-of-staff, Jonathan Chung, is leading the effort at […]