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Community Deals With Aftermath of Flushing West Plan’s Demise

The city’s abrupt decision to withdraw its plans to rezone Flushing West, which would have brought 1,600 units of housing to the downtown area, has drawn mixed reactions from the community. Some say it was a good move due to key infrastructural problems for which the city did not have concrete solutions, while others say it was a missed opportunity […]

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Chamber Goes Back to the Future

Oldest Public High School to Host Flushing Night Out, Featuring Diverse Food, Fashion & Music from Around the World The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce today announced the launch of “Flushing Night Out” in partnership with historic Flushing High School, New York’s oldest public high school currently celebrating its 140th Anniversary. “Flushing Night Out” will take place on four Friday […]

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City Puts Trash Bins at Prince Street Triangle in Downtown Flushing

The city Department of Sanitation has placed city trash receptacles at the Prince Street triangle under the “Adopt A Basket” program after forcing the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce to remove trash bins donated by an area company to address the trash problem. Crown Container Company installed the industrial-strength bins and agreed to empty them daily as a free community […]

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Danny Lye: College Pt. Restaurant Owner Seeks to Help His Community

A restaurant owner in College Point who made waves in December when he hosted a Christmas Eve community meal for Flushing residents says the meal was a stepping stone for him to give back to area residents. Danny Lye, 56, owner of Danny’s Steakhouse and Oyster Bar at 13-46 127th St. in College Point, hosted the holiday meal called “Feed […]

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Some Progress On Flushing Trash Crisis

Nobody is willing to throw up their hands on garbage issues in Flushing just yet. The Department of Sanitation, the Flushing Chamber of Commerce, the Flushing BID, Crown Container, Peter Tu and Councilman Peter Koo’s (D-Flushing) office came together on Monday morning to announce that they had another plan to address garbage pile-ups at the intersection of Prince Street and […]

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Flushing Community Sanitation Program Kicks Off

Business owners at the intersection of Prince Street and 37th Avenue in downtown Flushing and the city Department of Sanitation are working toward a solution to address the trash problem at the intersection. Business owners said they were being fined by city inspectors for trash accumulating at the intersection and that they were unable to get a response from the […]

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DOS Forces Crown To Remove Pails In Flushing

A business-led solution to address illegal dumping and garbage on Flushing streets was canned by the NYC Department of Sanitation on Monday. Crown Container, a private contractor for commercial garbage pick up, announced on Friday that they would remove trash from a pedestrian triangle at the intersection of 37th Avenue and Prince Street, where illegal dumping is common. But on […]

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City Orders Garbage Bins Off Dirty Triangle

DSNY: No trash containers on public property without city authorization Last Friday, Flushing leaders celebrated the Crown Container Company’s donation of three garbage bins to the pedestrian triangle at 37th Avenue and Prince Street in Flushing, a site known for hosting a lot of trash. But on Monday, the Department of Sanitation ordered the removal of the bins on the […]

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Flushing Chamber Launches SOUP

On April 15, the Greater Flushing Chamber launched its first micro-funding SOUP event. The purpose of the SOUP is to bring the community together and provide an opportunity to support local initiatives that serve our neighborhood. For a suggested $5 donation, guests received a potluck dinner and voted for a project that would potentially have the greatest impact in Flushing. […]

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Flushing Chamber Concerned About Future Of RKO Keith’s

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement in response to inquiries concerning the RKO Keith’s Theatre site. The current developer, Jerry Karlik of JK Equities, recently announced the RKO Keith’s Theatre site is now back on the market. “We are concerned that the former RKO Keith’s Theater continues to be flipped by speculators with no real interest […]