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New York City’s first ‘Pop Up Garden’ takes root at Flushing Greenmarket
New York City’s first ‘Pop Up Garden’ takes root at Flushing Greenmarket

Jul. 19, 2024 By Athena Dawson

Two local organizations joined forces to host New York City’s first “Pop Up Garden” at the Flushing Greenmarket on Wednesday, July 17. GrowNYC and the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce partnered to showcase the new garden at the annual green market.

The Pop Up Garden is designed to provide free outdoor horticultural education and in-person gardening demonstrations for New Yorkers interested in starting a garden at home.  

Maureen Regan, founder and executive director of Green Earth Urban Gardens (GUEG), is the brains behind the Pop Up Garden.

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Queens Special Victims Squad joins search for alleged rapist in Downtown Flushing: NYPD

Detectives from the Queens Special Victims Squad have joined the urgent manhunt for the sexual predator who allegedly beat and raped a 53-year-old woman inside a commercial building in Downtown Flushing on the night of Sunday, July 14.

Police from the 109th Precinct in Flushing responded to a 911 call after the victim was attacked at 11:06 p.m. inside the business in the vicinity of Prince Street and 40th Road near the Bland Houses NYCHA complex after the perpetrator punched her multiple times in the head before forcibly raping her, police said. The stranger then fled on foot in an unknown direction.

AG James announces dismantling of Queens-based ghost gun trafficking operation

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday the takedown of a prolific Queens-based gun trafficking crew accused of selling firearms and ammo at an East Elmhurst playground, the Queens Center Mall and other locations around the borough.

James secured a 625-count indictment charging five men for participating in the gun smuggling ring, which involved selling dozens of ghost guns, assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

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