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Space in Flushing is limited, but its business owners are using every inch to their advantage this fall.
Starting next month, small businesses from the neighborhood can set up a second site at Lippman Plaza, a pedestrian walkway for commuters between Roosevelt Avenue and 39th Avenue. The venture is part of the Department of Transportation’s Outdoor Plaza program, which was implemented last year to rejuvenate commerce during the pandemic.
The NYPD’s 103rd Precinct has been active on the quality-of-life beat.
At top, the precinct’s neighborhood coordination officers, responding to residents’ complaints, got an allegedly problematic vendor cart towed away from the Jamaica Center commercial district on July 22.
King Manor Museum in Jamaica will celebrate Juneteenth this year by highlighting vendors from underrepresented groups at a marketplace that will be open to the public.
Juneteenth, commemorated on June 19, is when the last slaves in the U.S. were freed in 1865, following President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.