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Queens shoe store opens baseball batting cages on site as part of unique business venture

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Feb. 20, 2024 By Rachel Butler Combining the world of fashion and sports, a Flushing shoe store owner has innovatively introduced baseball batting cages within his premises. The unique addition comes after owner Peter Song, 46, observed a notable absence of batting cages in Flushing and the neighboring areas. Shoe Village, located at 45-22 162nd…
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Lunar New Year 2024: Best places to celebrate year of the dragon in Queens

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Jan. 19, 2024 By Rachel Butler and Aidan Pellegrino The Lunar New Year according to the Chinese zodiac is beginning on Saturday Feb. 10 and with 2024 set to be the year of the dragon there are many events taking place across Queens to mark the occasion.  Flushing Town Hall Flushing Town Hall located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard is hosting a series of month-long events including performances by Asian and Asian American artists.  The first event will take place on Jan. 27 as an art exhibition “Remember” by Woomin Kim and the immigrant artist collaborative Lily and Honglei will be…
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NYC restaurant week is back with over 30 restaurants participating in Queens

Jan. 15, 2024 By admin Jan. 15, 2024 By Isabel Song Beer and Czarinna Andres New York City Restaurant Week is back and better than ever with over 600 participating restaurants, including more than 30 in Queens. Beginning Jan. 16 and running through Feb. 4, NYC Restaurant Week bills itself as an opportunity to explore… Read more »

New candidate emerges to take on Ron Kim to represent Flushing in state assembly

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Jan. 2, 2024 By Rachel Butler  Yi Andy Chen, who ran an unsuccessful campaign for city council in 2021, has announced that he is running to represent the Flushing area in the state assembly and will be taking on Ron Kim, the incumbent, in the Democratic primary in June. Chen, who has lived in Queens since his family immigrated from China in 2002, aims to represent District 40, which covers the northeastern Queens neighborhoods of Flushing, Linden Hill, Murray Hill and Broadway-Flushing. He said he is running on a platform of tackling crime and creating more affordable housing. He also wants…
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Real estate platform finds rents slowing, though not decreasing throughout New York City: report

Jul. 26, 2023 By Julia Moro Real estate platform Zumper released a report analyzing staggering rental prices that continue to break records, finding huge disparities between rents across 81 neighborhoods in the city. Throughout the city, the median rent for a one-bedroom is $3,980– which is more than twice the national median. According to Zumper,…
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A trip down memory lane: Revisiting the rich history of Flushing, Willets Point

Jul. 19, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Flushing was established as a settlement of New Netherland on Oct. 10, 1645, on the eastern bank of Flushing Creek. It was named after the Dutch city of Vlissingen, which was the European base of the Dutch West India company. When the British took control of New Amsterdam in…
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