Flushing’s New York – Presbyterian Hospital Doctor Ranks #2 on Top Doctor List

Flushing’s New York – Presbyterian Hospital Doctor Ranks #2 on Top Doctor List

Dr. Pierre Saldinger
New York – Presbyterian Queens
Chairman, Department of Surgery


Dr. Pierre Saldinger joined the staff at New York – Presbyterian Queens (formerly NY Hospital Queens) to lead the effort in expanding the scope and depth of  surgical services to increase access for the Queens community.

He earned his medical degree Switzerland’s University of Basel School of Medicine and completed a residency in general surgery at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston and a clinical fellowship in hepatobiliary surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.


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Snowdays on Prince Street opens its doors

Snowdays on Prince Street opens its doors

This week saw the hottest day of the year, which brought a reminder that summer is not over yet in New York City.HZMY_Snowadays

Everyone’s looking for another way to cool their internal temperature, and in Flushing there’s a whole new way to do that with shaved cream at Snowadays, which opened its doors last week.

Made from locally sourced ingredients and natural organic 1 percent milk from the Hudson Valley, Dewan Tarek and his business partner Tony Quach are bringing the new frozen desert that is reminiscent of the fluffiness of snow with a taste like ice cream.

“Really, it’s on its own in terms of frozen desert,” Tarek said.

Tarek explained that the cream is frozen and after you choose your flavor, they start shaving the block and then you can then add your toppings in a totally customizable experience.

“Everything is made to order,” he said. “We’ll take the block right out in front of you from the freezer.”

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Offensive slur discovered in Flushing sidewalk

Offensive slur discovered in Flushing sidewalk

image002 image004Anti-Asian vandalism was found scrawled outside a Flushing residential building over the weekend. The offensive phrased was found scrawled in wet cement in front of Cherry Manor Condos at 141-18 Cherry Avenue in Flushing.

Councilman Peter Koo’s office was made aware of the hateful vandalism after photos were posted on Facebook. His office contacted the DOT, which dispatched a crew Tuesday morning to buff the phrase out of the sidewalk.

“We embrace our diversity here in Flushing as a strength that should be celebrated and nurtured, and we will stand vigilant against racism in all forms,” said Koo in a statement. “I would like to thank the many vigilant community members who spoke up and contacted my office when they learned of this vandalism, and I strongly encourage everyone in our community to speak out to proper authorities when confronted with hate speech of any kind.”

The 109th Precinct is investigating the incident.

Man commits suicide in Flushing playground

Man commits suicide in Flushing playground

Police found a 75-year-old man who committed suicide in a Flushing playground Saturday morning.

The grisly discovery was made just before 7 a.m. at Maple Playground, which is near the intersection of Maple Avenue and Kissena Boulevard. The man, who has not been identified, was found hanging from a pull-up bar.

A preliminary investigation suggested that he stood on a trashcan and then stepped off.19777

New exhibit at Flushing Town Hall

Photo courtesy Flushing Town Hall
Photo courtesy Flushing Town Hall

The annual visual arts member’s show is officially on display Flushing Town Hall. This year’s exhibit explores identity as a concept.

The show, titled Who am I? What do You See? features original art work that tells you something about its creator. Most of the works are for sale, with the proceeds going towards supporting the Flushing Town Hall Visual Arts Program.

The gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 13.

Time Warner opening store in Skyview Center

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Time Warner Cable is opening a store at the Skyview Center Mall. The official ribbon cutting is set for this coming Friday.

They have also announced that they will partner will local organizations to hire Queens residents for the store and other Time Warner Cable Positions. The store will have an onside recruiter to discuss job opportunities in care, sales and technical operations.


Alligator sighting in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Alligator sighting in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

After a possible alligator sighting in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday morning, officers from the 110th Precinct are on the hunt for reptile.

CLWPb4uUAAEAroK According to Deputy Inspector Christopher Manson, who reported the  initial sighting on Twitter, the alligator is
described as 3 1/2 feet long and “kinda thick.”

Manson also took to the precinct’s Twitter account to ask for advice about  what kind of food officers should use to lure the animal out. “We need  your advice. What kind of food should we use to lure the beast out!? After  all he is a NYC gator. Pizza?” he asked in a post.


Officers arrived at the scene and canvassed the area but have not been able to track the reptile down.