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New revolving sushi restaurant Salute opens in Flushing

Sep. 27, 2023 By Rachel Butler Flushing has welcomed its first ever revolving sushi restaurant Salute, which recently opened at the same address as the former seafood restaurant The Naked Crab. The Japanese food eatery — located at 39-16 College Point Blvd. — has taken a unique approach when it comes to the sushi dining…
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Sunnyside Post Mile 2023: Halloween-themed run returns on Oct 28

Sep. 26, 2023 By admin Sept. 26, 2023 Staff Report The much-anticipated Sunnyside Post Mile is back again this year, and it’s embracing the Halloween spirit once more. Set to take place on Oct. 28, participants are eagerly being invited to not just run or walk the mile, but to do it in their most… Read more »

Queens organizations secure nearly $1.9 million in funding for revitalization efforts

Sept. 15, 2023 By Michael Dorgan Several Community-Based Development Organizations (CBDOs) and Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in Queens have secured nearly $1.9 million in grants to help revitalize and improve the neighborhoods where they operate. The Queens organizations, which include groups such as Woodside on the Move and the Long Island City Partnership, are among… Read more »

Mastermind of Flushing-based sex trafficking ring and two Queens enforcers busted on racketeering charges: Feds

Sep. 14, 2023 By Bill Parry The woman who managed a Flushing-based sex trafficking and prostitution ring was indicted on racketeering and other related charges along with two of the criminal organization’s enforcers, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Yuan Yuan Chen, 30, also known as “Xiao Pang,” Yichu Chen, 21, and Johnnie Kim, 53, all from Queens, were arrested Sept. 14 and arraigned hours later on a 31-count superseding indictment unsealed in Brooklyn federal court. The indictment adds 10 additional assaults in-aid-of racketeering to the pending charges against Rong Rong Xu, 31,…
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Officials celebrate Flushing street co-naming honoring late community activist

Aug. 28, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Flushing community leaders joined Councilwoman Sandra Ung and Senator John Liu on Saturday, Aug. 26, for a street co-naming ceremony at the intersection of Colden Street and 45th Avenue honoring the life and contributions of the late John Henry Byas Sr., who was known as a tenacious community advocate….
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Queens historian joins Brooklyn-based preservationists in salvaging signs from shuttered NYC businesses

The sign salvage crew with David Barnett, 2nd from left with Michael Perlman & Chris of Legit Fit NYC, 2nd from right

Aug. 22, 2023 By Michael Dorgan Gone, but not forgotten. A Queens historian and preservationist has teamed up with a Brooklyn-based foundation to salvage storefront signs from shuttered city businesses — including the distinct red and yellow sign of the Alpha Donuts coffee shop in Sunnyside and the Tower Diner sign in Forest Hills that… Read more »

Modern Spaces second quarter real estate report shows rise in sales of units

Aug. 10, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Modern Spaces LIC’s recently released sales report on the second quarter of 2023 indicates a strong performance when it comes to sales and bodes well for the next quarter to trend in a similar direction. According to Modern Spaces President and CEO Eric Benaim, despite economic issues like inflation… Read more »

Top things to eat, see and do in Flushing

Jul. 20, 2023 By John Schilling Behind the hustle and bustle of Times Square and 34th Herald Square in Manhattan, the busiest intersection in New York City exists in Queens at Flushing’s Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue, and it’s easy to see why. For years, Flushing has been one of the largest central business districts…
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