Tag: Flushing

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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Elected officials gather to co-name street corner in Kew Gardens Hills in honor of late Assemblymember Michael Simanowitz

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Mar. 5, 2024 By Rachel Butler The corner of Main Street and 75th Avenue in Kew Gardens Hills was co-named “Michael Simanowitz Way” in honor of the late assemblymember, in a ceremony hosted by Queens Council Member James Gennaro that took place on Sunday, Mar. 3. Gennaro was joined by Queens Borough President Donovan Richards,…
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Flushing Town Hall welcomes traditional Irish and Quebecois music trio, along with Polka musician in global mash up series

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Feb. 28, 2024 By Rachel Butler Traditional Irish music and music from Quebec is the specialty of trio Grosse Isle, who will join New York city based accordion player Erica Mancini at Flushing Town Hall for a concert on March 2 as part of the venue’s global mashup series where different music disciplines come together for a one of a kind performance. The artists will also be joined by drummers Brian Chase and Michael Winograd, trumpeter Frank London and more at the one-time concert. Mancini is set to play traditional Polka music known as Polka Loca hailing from the genre…
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Queens Council Member Sandra Ung honors Flushing healthcare worker

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Feb. 21, 2024 By Rachel Butler Queens Council Member Sandra Ung honored the long standing career of a Korean American healthcare advocate who worked at a senior care and rehabilitation facility in Flushing for almost 30 years in a ceremony on Feb. 16. Charlton Rhee worked as an administrator at United Plaza Care Center, located…
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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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Council Member Sandra Ung opens new office in Flushing

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Feb. 13, 2024 By Rachel Butler Council Member Sandra Ung, who represents Flushing and surrounding areas, officially opened her new office at 136-21 Latimer Pl. with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday Feb. 12. The council member’s office used to be located in downtown Flushing on 38th Avenue. That office had also been used by previous council members and had been in operation since 2001. Ung said that while the old location was convenient for some people who live or work in downtown Flushing, it was not for her other constituents due to the volume of traffic in the area…
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Flushing Town Hall & Aigner Chocolates unite for Valentine’s Day: Spreading love in Queens with a heartwarming puppet show

Feb. 7, 2024 By Tammy Scileppi How sweet it is! A “sweet” and unexpected collaboration between Flushing Town Hall and a beloved chocolate shop in Forest Hills, is spreading love and kindness to Queens families…just in time for Valentine’s Day. And there’s a sweet surprise that kids will surely love: The popular venue will be… Read more »