Become a Neighborhood 360° Fellow

The NYC Department of Small Business Services recently launched the Neighborhood 360° Fellows program to pair community organizers and planners with New York City community-based development organizations to facilitate increased collaboration between local stakeholders around impactful economic development initiatives. Fellows will serve as on-the-ground resources connecting local businesses, jobseekers and CBDOs to NYC Department of Small Business Services’ programs. Additionally, […]


Dreadfully cold but majestic Flushing Lunar New Year Parade

Frigid temperatures couldn’t keep Asian-Americans from celebrating the Lunar New Year in grand style during the annual Flushing Lunar New Year Parade on Saturday morning. Governor Andrew Cuomo was grand marshal of the festivities and, prior to the march, accepted the “Man of the Year” award from the Flushing Chinese Business Association. He lauded Asian-Americans in Queens for bringing energy, economic power […]

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Lunar New Year Parade Reception

Saturday, February 13 9:30-10:30 AM @Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce 39-01 Main Street, Suite 511, Flushing NY 11354 Ready for the Year of the Monkey? Join the Flushing Chamber for hot coffee and donuts. Then we’ll all head to the parade together. Bring signs or banners representing your organization or business. The parade will last about an hour. Dress warmly! […]

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Flushing 2050 Initiative Eyes Vision For The Future

Flushing residents, business owners and community leaders have launched the Flushing 2050 Community Building Initiative to establish a collective, community-led vision for the neighborhood’s future. Partners in Progress, a collaboration created by Asian Americans for Equality, was set up to assess the area’s progress and quality of life for the future. Citi Foundation and the Low-Income Investment Fund provided funding. […]

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Plan to Rezone Flushing West Flies Under the Radar

Walking through downtown Flushing can be overwhelming for newcomers. From the bustling shops to the crowded sidewalks, the “recession-proof” community is a rich mix of high capital and white- and blue-collar labor. West of Main Street and north of Roosevelt Avenue, however, is a different story. The waterfront alongside the Flushing Creek is not as developed. Manufacturing plants, empty lots […]


New Assistance Program Aims to Help Flushing Businesses Grow

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce has been selected by city agencies to offer several new business assistance programs as part of the launch and first phase of the “Flushing 2050 Community Building Initiative.” According to Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce Executive Director John Choe, Flushing 2050 is a long term visioning process to enable members of the community to voice […]


Outdoor Market Coming to Downtown Flushing

Plans are underway for an open outdoor market in downtown Flushing. The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is exploring the feasibility of establishing the “Flushing Trading Post,” a weekly outdoor market offering locally grown and produced food and crafts, including organic vegetables from area farmers. The project has been in the works for the last two to three years, according […]