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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Kew Gardens

Katz holds rally in opposition to Trump policies

A crowd of hundreds gathered in the cold Sunday afternoon for a “Unity in Diversity” rally sponsored by Borough President Melinda Katz, part of a concerted effort to keep public pressure and attention on opposition to President Donald Trump’s policies on immigration. Comments (6)

Monday, March 6, 2017

Flushing

New York City expects decline in foreign visitors due to Trump

President Donald Trump’s nationalist rhetoric and Muslim travel ban may cause New York City to see a drop in foreign tourism, according to NYC & Company. Comments (4)

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Political Action

Trump demonstrations follow long periods of U.S. unrest

When we look at the contemporary street demonstrations across the country and look at the ones from the past, we find some similarities. Comments (2)

Friday, March 3, 2017

Bayside

Protesters blast IDC’s Avella as ‘Phony Tony’

The wave of protests against Democrats siding with the GOP in the state Senate rolled into Bayside last Friday as about 50 people rallied outside the office of state Sen. Tony Avella (D–Bayside). Comments (4)
Mayoral Spin Cycle

Ranking city’s and state’s most influential players

Who holds the city’s levers of power changes every year, and that’s why we rank ’em. Comment

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Politics

Muslim hate-crime victim invited to Trump speech

An Astoria store owner who was beaten in an anti-Muslim hate crime attack just over a year ago traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend President Donald Trump’s address to Congress Tuesday night as the guest of a Queens congressman. Comments (2)
Flushing

Meng brings Flushing Dreamer to Trump’s speech

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing), fresh off her re-election as vice chair of the Democratic National Committee took a stand against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies Tuesday. She announced she would bring Angie Kim, a 32-year-old recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, as a guest to the president’s address to Congress that night. Comments (3)

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

Bayside

Protesters clash at IDC rally against Avella

More than 100 people rallied outside the office state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) Friday to protest his defection to the Independent Democratic Caucus, a group of renegade elected officials who have allied themselves with the GOP representatives in an attempt to pass legislation in an Republican-majority Senate. Comments (7)

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