Attempted Kidnapping in Flushing

Attempted kidnapping sketch

Police are looking for a man who tried to kidnap an 11-year-old boy in front of his Flushing school Friday afternoon.
The boy was waiting to be picked up by his father when the suspect approached him at the corner of Colden Street an 45th Avenue outside the East-West School of International Studies just after 2:30 p.m. He reportedly showed him a photo of a resort with a pool and offered to take him someplace nice upstate.
The boy, who has only been identified as Joseph, refused his offer. That’s when the man jumped out of the car and tried to force Joseph in. Luckily, that is precisely the moment that Joseph’s father pulled up and the man fled in his vehicle north on Colden Street.
The would-be kidnapper is described as an Asian man in his 40s, standing approximately 5’7” tall. He was last seen wearing a blue multi-colored sweatshirt and brown slacks. He was driving a dark blue four-door sedan.
Anyone with information in the case is urged to call Crimestoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

Flushing woman missing

RMA#511-14 Missing 109 Pct 03-11-14

Police from the 109th Precinct are searching for Yangling Zheng, 19, of 43-59 Robinson Street in Flushing. She was last seen on March 11 at 12:30 p.m. leaving a store at 75 East Broadway in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Friends describe her at 5’5″ tall and 140 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a black blouse and black pants.

If you have seen her back in her hometown neighborhood, you should call Crimestoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

Get a preview of the Flushing CSA this weekend

Flushing residents will get a chance to meet with local farmers from Golden Earthworm Organic Farm to launch the 2014 season for Flushing Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).
The “Meet the Farmer” forum, which will take place on Sunday, March 16, at the Flushing Quaker Meetinghouse, 137-16 Northern Boulevard, is free and open to the public.
Farmers from Golden Earthworm Organic Farm will bring samples of the fruits and vegetables that Flushing CSA members can expect this year. The event will also feature presentations by organic vendors and local urban farm groups.
Flushing CSA will deliver 26 weeks of vegetables from the end of May to the end of
November. The response from last year’s participants was overwhelmingly positive and Flushing CSA organizers expect to double the number of local families served to 60.
Shares in the Flushing CSA will cost $560 a year – which comes out to about $21.62 a week – enough food for a family of three adults or two adults and two children.
Flushing CSA is open to all. Members pick up their shares on Thursdays between 6 and 8 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. For more information, contact the Flushing CSA at or (646) 801-4021. You can also visit to learn more.