Queens Memory

Bring your Memories & Stories: Queens Memory Panel on Jan 21st

Join John Choe, Executive Director from the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce and other experts on Jan 21st at a Queens Memory panel to share stories and memories about Flushing and engage in discussion about our neighborhood’s past, present, and future. Bring your memories and ideas, and expect to learn something new about our community. You are also invited to bring any Flushing […]

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Joe DiStefano @ Chopsticks & Marrow

Joe DiStefano     A Queens-based food writer, culinary tour guide and consultant, Joe DiStefano has been exploring our borough’s diverse global cuisines for more than a decade. Grub Street called him “The Guy Who Ate Queens” and The New York Times hailed him as an “invaluable food sleuth.”   An intrepid eater and explorer, Joe is widely recognized by such […]

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Lecture on the History and Commerce in the Old and New Netherlands

On Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7pm, The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce (GFCC) and the Queens Historical Society (QHS) are co-hosting  the following presentation at the Queens Historical Society: The content of this presentation is derived from historical and geographical research and Dr. Eichenbaum’s 2016 visit to historic Vlissingen (Flushing’s namesake) and Antwerp, Belgium, also on the Scheldt river, a […]

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Community Meal for Those in Need

Free Meals to be Served at Flushing Town Hall to Those in Need! We promised with your support that we’d be back! For the second year, Danny’s Steakhouse & Oyster Bar, a member of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, will again donate 300 meals for those in need on Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24 from 3-5 p.m.) at Flushing […]

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Holiday Historic House Tour

Celebrate the holiday season and learn about the unique histories of this tour of seven historic sites in Flushing and Corona. Each site will offer special activities and delicious refreshments. A trolley will be available to take visitors from one historic house to the next. Call (718) 939-0647 for advance tickets. DATE: SUN, DEC 11, 1 – 5 PM  General […]

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大法拉盛商会为商家办医疗保险讲座

万通环球保险顾问公司销售经理文浩表示,蓝十字帝国蓝盾健保公司提供的2017“小型集团”(Small Group)健保,适合员工人数在100人以下的企业。该医疗保险与奥巴马健保的不同之处在于,奥巴马健保适合中低收入人士,因为政府给予中低收入人士的补贴(Credit tax)多。但健康且收入高的人士加入奥巴马健保后,可享受的政府补贴较少甚至没有,而每个月须缴交的保费又高,所以令不少健康且收入高的人士不愿意加入。 收入较高的小商业主,若购买这种“小型集团”医疗保险,一方面可以抵税,另一方面企业的营利情况并不需要报告政府,对企业而言比较灵活。它亦如奥巴马健保分成白金、黄金、银、铜等四种计划。月费越高的计划,投保人自付的比例越低,月费越低,投保人自付的比例越高。 文浩提到,因为年轻身体好收入高的人不愿意加入奥巴马健保,加入者多为平时需要看病的人,这样长期下来,造成健保公司的支出大于收入,收入跟不上支出,收支失衡,不少健保公司亏损严重。 另外,旅游保险对出行旅游的人和出国读书的人很有帮助,它承保的范围包括旅途期间因受伤或意外疾病而产生的医疗费用及飞机航班延误等。分成短期计划和长期计划两种。 保险经纪黄达良举例,曾发生一案例,某人在坐游轮时突发肚子痛伴有发烧,在游轮停靠美南巴哈马时,该病人上岸到医院医治,两天后出院并欲返回游轮继续旅行,但游轮拒绝他再度上船,担心他患的是传染病。此人两天的医药费是5万 多元,由于他没有购买旅游保险,所以面对天价的医疗费不知如何是好。 Link to original article here.

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Evelyn J. Wolff @ Selfhelp Community Services

Evelyn J. Wolff is Vice President of Real Estate Development at Selfhelp Community Services, where she is responsible for Selfhelp’s portfolio of ten residential facilities (more than 1,000 affordable housing units); six of which are in Flushing. Evelyn has four decades of experience in the development and preservation of affordable multifamily housing. Her expertise in financing affordable housing projects and integrating […]