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Author: Jillian Abbott

Jillian Abbott is an award-winning writer. Her features and op-ed columns appeared in Newsday, NY Daily News, The Washington Post, and more. She teaches writing at CUNY and has lived in North Flushing (Whitestone) for over 10 years. Connect with her: @themindfulmouth on Instagram, and @Jannabbott on Twitter.

Miscellaneous | 8th July 2018

Bombay Theatre

When long time Queens resident Asif Mohammad transformed Fresh Meadow’s adult film theater, The Mayfair, into the Bombay Theatre in 1996, he proved himself to be a pioneer in destination theatre. With box offices struggling in many localities across the city, Bombay Theatre, which shows South Asian movies, thrives. India’s Bollywood, produces more films and […]

Recreation | 8th July 2018

Kissena Velodrome: Keeping The Simple Elegance of Bike Racing Alive in Flushing

Photo credit: Jillian Abbott Bicycle racing at Kissena Velodrome, located in Kissena Park off Booth Memorial Avenue at Parsons Blvd., is more than a sport for many of its riders. It’s a passion, a way of life, a community. And, this sense of purpose and belonging is not limited to the athletes. This track is […]

Food | 8th July 2018

Flushing, Your Destination for Dessert Indulgence

Photo credit: Blueberry Cake from Iris Bakery Myriad specialty desserts spots in Flushing will offer you a glimpse of the neighborhood’s rich diversity and dynamism. Whether you’re seeking a late-night sugar rush or an elegant afternoon tea, our bustling neighborhood will surprise and delight! Yes, Flushing is a great place for a piping hot bowl […]

Food | 8th July 2018

Flushing’s Vibrant Cocktail Culture

Where is the best cocktail in NYC? Come and check out Flushing’s exciting cocktail bars! Photo credit: Leaf Restaurant and Bar Before you hop on the number seven train and head into Manhattan in search of a good cocktail, consider taking a second look at the hidden gems in the neighborhood. As Downtown Flushing continues […]

Shopping | 8th July 2018

Flushing’s Holiday Gift Guide

Photo credit: Flushing Fantastic The holidays are a time for giving, we all know that, but the giving doesn’t have to stop at loved ones. By shopping local, we create a giving multiplier, not only bringing joy to friends and family but also supporting and strengthening our local community. And if that’s not enough reason […]

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