Flushing Chamber Launches Financial Empowerment Academy

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce announced today a partnership with East West Bank to organize the “Financial Empowerment Academy,” an innovative community education program for local residents and entrepreneurs to learn effective strategies to save money, build credit, and access economic opportunities.  This free program is scheduled for the second Monday of each month at the Chamber office located […]

Volunteers clean Flushing block

Flushing Earth Citizens completed its “Adopt-a-Block” pilot project — for which they cleaned up the sidewalks between Union and Main streets on Roosevelt Avenue — on Monday. Volunteers washed down recycling and trash receptacles, removed stickers and graffiti, swept sidewalks and scrubbed newspaper bins and post office boxes during two-hour shifts in the morning and evening for a week. “It […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]