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Flushing Chamber Sponsors “Adopt-A-Block” Cleanup

Flushing Earth Citizens celebrated the completion of their “Adopt-A-Block” pilot project to clean up the sidewalks on Roosevelt Avenue between Main and Union streets in downtown Flushing.  For seven days, from May 31 to June 6, local volunteers worked two-hour shifts in the mornings (7-9 am) and evenings (5:30-7:30 pm) on weekdays and in the afternoon (12-2p) on weekends. The […]

Chamber Criticizes City’s Abandonment of Flushing West Redevelopment

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce criticized City Hall’s recent decision to abandon plans to rezone the Flushing West neighborhood of Queens. “We are disappointed that the plug was pulled from the ambitious Flushing West rezoning, particularly because of how engaged our community was with shaping our future. We held several community visioning exercises and town hall meetings where residents […]

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Chamber Wins Sanitation Victory for Business Community

FLUSHING, NY – The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce announced today an agreement with the NYC Department of Sanitation to replace trash bins donated by Crown Container Company with City trash receptacles under the “Adopt a Basket” program. Crown had previously installed the industrial-strength bins and agreed to empty them on a daily basis as a free community service to […]

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Some Progress On Flushing Trash Crisis

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 37th Avenue. “All and all, it’s a good start and we’re very pleased,” Simon Gerson, […]

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Flushing Chamber Protests Sale of RKO Keiths Theatre

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce publicly criticized the proposed sale (yet again) of the RKO Keith’s Theatre site, located at 135-35 Northern Boulevard in Flushing, NY 11354. Over the years, many neighborhood activists like Jerry Rotondi of the “Committee to Save the RKO Keith’s Theatre of Flushing” and Chris Kellberg of “Save the Flushing RKO Keith’s Theatre” have labored to restore the grandeur of […]

How Can We Improve Our Community?

LIVABLE NEIGHBORHOODS PROGRAM  SATURDAY, MARCH 5 9:30AM-2:00PM @ST. GEORGE’s CHURCH 135-32 38th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354 GAIN THE TOOLS TO IMPROVE OUR COMMUNITY GOVERNMENT 101 How does New York City government work? PLANNING 101 What tools can we use to shape the future of our community? COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT How can we ensure economic opportunities for all? AFFORDABLE HOUSING What […]

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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, […]