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New York State’s oldest independent living retirement community, Flushing House celebrates 50 Years

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Mar. 27, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Flushing House, the state’s oldest independent living and retirement community, is gearing up to celebrate its 50th anniversary this summer.  Built in 1974, the 12-story residence on Bowne Street in Flushing is home for close to 300 older adults. While many seniors occupy the apartments individually, some residents live…
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Queens shoe store opens baseball batting cages on site as part of unique business venture

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Feb. 20, 2024 By Rachel Butler Combining the world of fashion and sports, a Flushing shoe store owner has innovatively introduced baseball batting cages within his premises. The unique addition comes after owner Peter Song, 46, observed a notable absence of batting cages in Flushing and the neighboring areas. Shoe Village, located at 45-22 162nd…
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Lunar New Year 2024: Best places to celebrate year of the dragon in Queens

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Jan. 19, 2024 By Rachel Butler and Aidan Pellegrino The Lunar New Year according to the Chinese zodiac is beginning on Saturday Feb. 10 and with 2024 set to be the year of the dragon there are many events taking place across Queens to mark the occasion.  Flushing Town Hall Flushing Town Hall located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard is hosting a series of month-long events including performances by Asian and Asian American artists.  The first event will take place on Jan. 27 as an art exhibition “Remember” by Woomin Kim and the immigrant artist collaborative Lily and Honglei will be…
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NYC restaurant week is back with over 30 restaurants participating in Queens

Jan. 15, 2024 By admin Jan. 15, 2024 By Isabel Song Beer and Czarinna Andres New York City Restaurant Week is back and better than ever with over 600 participating restaurants, including more than 30 in Queens. Beginning Jan. 16 and running through Feb. 4, NYC Restaurant Week bills itself as an opportunity to explore… Read more »

Fresh Meadows couple reminded of daughter’s traffic related death following death of Quintas Chen in Flushing

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Dec. 11, 2023 By Rachel Butler The recent hit-and-run death of toddler Quintas Chen in Flushing brought back haunting memories for a Fresh Meadows couple 10 years after the death of their daughter in a similar accident. Amy Tam and Hsi-Pei Liao experienced the death of their 3-year-old child, Allison, on Oct. 6 2013, when she was struck down by an SUV while crossing the street holding her grandmother’s hand.  The incident occurred at the intersection of Cherry Avenue and Main Street. The SUV driver, Ahmad Abu-Zayedeh, was never criminally charged for the incident. Quintas Chen, who was also 3-years old,…
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Six Queens schools receive National Blue Ribbon recognition

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Sep. 21, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan The United States Department of Education featured six schools across Queens in their annual Blue Ribbon Schools Program designation report that was released on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Across the nation, 353 schools were recognized as a Blue Ribbon school this year based on academic metrics such as performance and progress made to close achievement gaps on assessments. In New York, 22 schools were selected. Bayside’s P.S. 205 Alexander Graham Bell and two schools in Flushing – P.S. 242 LP Stavisky Early Childhood School and P.S. 244 The Active Learning Elementary School (TALES) – were…
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Real estate platform finds rents slowing, though not decreasing throughout New York City: report

Jul. 26, 2023 By Julia Moro Real estate platform Zumper released a report analyzing staggering rental prices that continue to break records, finding huge disparities between rents across 81 neighborhoods in the city. Throughout the city, the median rent for a one-bedroom is $3,980– which is more than twice the national median. According to Zumper,…
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