18 THE QUEENS COURIER • JANUARY 6, 2022 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM
With the calendar offi cially fl ipping to 2022, we believe that this year will be an even more productive, prosperous and healthy year for New York and
Title: Flushing USPS distribution center breaks record
during holiday season
Summary: The USPS processing and distribution center
in Flushing, one of New York’s largest sorting facilities,
broke postal records at the beginning of December by
processing over 1 million packages in one day.
Reach: 6,245 (as of 01/03/2022)
Around here, we native New Yorkers
oft en say that it’s only tourists who look up
at our skyline.
But as one year passes into another, it’s
time for all of us to look up — not at the
skyline, but at the bright future ahead.
Th e year 2021 wasn’t better than most
past years, but it was certainly a marked
improvement from its immediate predecessor.
We are reminded of the dark
days of 2020 now with the resurgence
of COVID-19 through the fast-spreading
omicron variant, but even today, this
point in our history is nowhere near as
grave as the spring of 2020 was — not by
We have vaccines. We have monoclonal
antibodies. Soon, we’ll have pills that
are eff ective at beating back COVID-19’s
symptoms and making them treatable, not
We’re going to get through omicron; this
too shall pass, and once it does, the recovery
that began this year will kick into an
even higher gear.
Th e rumors of New York City’s downward
spiral and death are truly exaggerated.
Sure, crime is up. We’ve been there
before; we turned it around before, and
we’ll do it again.
Th e subways were fi lling up slowly but
steadily before omicron, and they will do
so again as we get past this bump in the
road. Businesses are reinventing themselves
spite of infl ation, the economy is in far better
shape than it was a year ago, with still
plenty of growing to do.
We have a new mayor and a new city
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government taking hold. Here’s hoping
Eric Adams can do what Bill de Blasio
could not: deliver on promises of genuine
improvement, bolster businesses large and
small, reform police while stopping violent
crime, unite the city, and be a true champion
for New York and all that it stands for.
As the ball dropped at Times Square
and the calendar fl ipped to 2022, we can
feel some pride in the recovery that’s taken
shape this past year; joy that we have the
tools to stop COVID-19; and hope that
the future will indeed be brighter, and that
2022 will be an even more productive,
prosperous and healthy year for New York
May all of you look up toward a very
happy, safe and joyous New Year for all!