TOUR: World of the 7 Train

TOUR: Saturday, June 2, 10am-5:30pm Since 1999, when the Metrocard matured, Jack Eichenbaum has led a tour called The World of the Number 7 Train. This series of six walks and connecting rides along North Queens’ transportation corridor became his signature tour, focusing on what the #7 train did to and for surrounding neighborhoods since it began service in 1914. So much has […]

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Reading Room to Pop Up at Lippman Arcade

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is working with Asian Americans for Equality to promote a Uni Pop-Up Reading Room for Lippman Arcade, the pedestrian plaza connecting Roosevelt Avenue and 39th Avenue in downtown Flushing, on Saturdays and Sundays (October 21/22, 28) from 10am to 3pm.  The goal is to create a community space that encourages people of all ages to […]

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 […]