Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

Whitestone Times

Turmoil ups calls for four more years of Bloomberg

As the Wall Street crisis continues, so too does talk that the economic turmoil supports the argument for extending Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s term, which runs out next year. Comment
Flushing Times

Feds may probe claims China played role in Flushing attacks

The federal government may be looking into allegations by spiritual group Falun Gong that the Chinese consulate general orchestrated attacks on its members in downtown Flushing earlier this year. Comment
Astoria Times

Gianaris pressures city to expand film incentives

State Assemblyman Michael Gianaris (D−Astoria) joined film industry representatives last week to call on the city to help bring post−production jobs to the city by expanding its film and television tax credit. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008

Whitestone Times

Ex−piano−maker Steinway dies at 93

Henry Z. Steinway, who ran the Astoria−based piano company started by his family more than 150 years ago and was known as the honorary mayor of Long Island City, died last Thursday in his Manhattan home. He was 93. Comment

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