Main Street in Flushing. Photo by Chun Yip So

Free Flushing Tours Demonstrate Neighborhood’s Diverse Charm

More than 500,000 visitors from every corner of the world converge on the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center each year for the U.S. Open. This tournament, one local organization plans to show them that Flushing is more than just a tennis hub with a baseball stadium nearby.

Starting today, the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce will host Discover Flushing, a free walking tour series that takes place for throughout the tournament, which ends Sept. 9.

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47,000 Queens Small Businesses Could Benefit From ‘Love Your Local’ Grants — But Applications Are Due Friday

Time is running out for small businesses to get in on the City’s “Love Your Local” program. Friday, Aug. 10 is the final day for shops, startups and other services to get their applications in.

“NYC Love Your Local” was launched to celebrate and promote the diverse and independent small businesses that enrich neighborhoods across New York City. The program encourages New Yorkers to share their favorite independent, non-franchise businesses.

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