109th precinct

Know Your Rights Information Session

What: Know Your Rights Information Session Where: 109th Precinct 37-05 Union St, Flushing, NY 11354 When: January 30, 2017 Time: 1 p.m. Downtown Flushing is a vibrant center of small businesses with a dense concentration of over 133 retail stores, supermarkets, and banks. However, recent report indicates that nearly 90% of the area’s businesses had fewer than 10 employees and many […]


Leaders in Flushing Look to Make Local Businesses Better for Shoppers & Employees

A sector known for its distinct restaurants, bakeries and small businesses, the greater Flushing area continues to grow as one of the most dynamic and culturally diverse economic centers in the “World’s Borough.” Between 2000 and 2009, the number of businesses in Flushing grew by 37.6 percent, compared to 5.7 percent in the rest of the city. However, community leaders say there is room […]


Downtown Flushing Eligible for Up to $500K in Grants for Surging Business Growth

A bustling area of Flushing qualified for city funding used toward future area business improvement projects. Downtown Flushing was one of six neighborhoods chosen to receive up to $500,000 in grants to conduct local neighborhood revitalization initiatives. Part of the city’s Department of Small Business Services’ (SBS) Neighborhood 360° program — a new initiative that strengthens and revitalizes commercial corridors that anchor the […]


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 […]