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As long as street vendors have set up shop on the sidewalks of Downtown Flushing, the phenomenon has been the subject of debate. That came to a head last week as the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection confiscated goods from unlicensed vendors on Main Street following several requests from Councilmember Sandra Ung (D-Flushing).

In last week’s effort, two general vendors and one food seller had their stands removed and goods confiscated. The vendors were able to retrieve their items at the 109th Precinct of the NYPD, which assisted the DCWP.

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After a tumultuous couple of years, it appears that drivers in Downtown Flushing may be in for some relief.

As of last week, the Main Street busway will no longer operate 24/7, and will instead run from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Flushing cyclists have some upgrades to look forward to, thanks to funding secured by Councilmember Sandra Ung (D-Flushing) in the city’s recent budget agreement.

The dirt path on the north side of Kissena Park that leads to the famous Velodrome is set to be replaced with a new, concrete one. Lights will also be added along the pathway.

With the kickoff of the US Open just over six weeks away, the United States Tennis Association is looking to fill numerous part-time positions ahead of this year’s tournament. As part of that effort, Councilmember Sandra Ung (D-Flushing) will host a hiring event on July 20 in Bowne Park from 2 to 5 p.m.

During that time, the USTA will conduct interviews with applicants who have applied online in advance, which can be done at careers-usopen.icims.com. To ensure an interview at the event, District 20 residents should indicate on their application that they live in the district and would like to have their interview at Bowne Park. Walk-ins are also welcome.