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Long Island City

Opponents of Amazon’s Long Island City deal slam Quinnipiac poll as meaningless

When poll results released Tuesday showed a majority of New Yorkers, and Queens residents in particular, support Amazon’s deal to build one of its HQ2 campus in Long Island City, the e-commerce giant took to Twitter saying, “We’re thrilled to see strong support from New Yorkers.” Published Dec 7, 2018
Long Island City

Amazon slams union report for ‘ignoring facts’ and defends its employment practices

Amazon is dismissing a report released this week by one of the city’s largest unions that slams the e-commerce giant’s anti-union, anti-worker, and anti-brick and mortar activities. Published Nov 30, 2018
Long Island City

City Council prepares to take action against deal that brings Amazon to Long Island City

The New York City Council is planning to hold hearings looking into the state and city deal to bring Amazon to Long Island City. Published Dec 1, 2018

Flushing civic activist Don Capalbi dies at age 73

Flushing civic leader Don Capalbi died Sunday at the age of 73, according to U.S. Rep. Grace Meng. Published Dec 3, 2018
Ozone Park

NYPD eyes two in connection with violent Ozone Park robbery

The NYPD was searching for a man and a woman they describe as persons of interest in a violent home invasion in Ozone Park last month. Published Dec 6, 2018

Simotas urges Cuomo to sign Sexual Assault Bill of Rights legislation

State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign her Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights legislation after the state’s attorney general reached settlements with seven New York City hospitals that illegally billed at least 200 rape survivors for forensic rape examinations. Published Dec 8, 2018

Queens City Council members outraged over reported firing of OEM Commissioner Joe Esposito

Seven members of the Queens delegation to the City Council signed a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday expressing their strong support for Joe Esposito, the outgoing commissioner of the city’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Published Dec 9, 2018

Kaufman Astoria Studios VP Tracy Capune elected president of QEDC’s board of directors

Kaufman Astoria Studios Vice President Tracy Capune, a veteran urban planner and economic development consultant, was elected president of the Queens Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors. Published Dec 10, 2018
Long Island City

Queens lawmaker drafts legislation curbing insider dealing in real estate after reports of Amazon employees buying LIC condos

A Queens lawmaker who has been out front in his opposition to the state and city deal that will bring Amazon to Long Island City since it was announced Nov. 13, is acting on reports that some employees of the e-commerce giant had inside information to buy condominiums in the neighborhood before the deal was announced. Published Dec 12, 2018
Kew Gardens

Hung jury leads to mistrial in Howard Beach jogger murder trial; suspect to be prosecuted again in January

With the jury solidly deadlocked, a judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the case of Chanel Lewis, the 22-year-old Brooklyn man accused of killing Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano during a brutal assault in August 2016. Published Nov 21, 2018

Lancman presses city to take rise in white supremacist hate crimes seriously

City Councilman Rory Lancman is urging the city to take the rise in white supremacist violence seriously, and treat those hate groups as domestic terrorist organizations. Published Nov 28, 2018
Long Island City

Van Bramer, Gianaris reject invite to join Amazon community advisory council

The two biggest Queens opponents of Amazon’s deal with the state and city to establish part of its second corporate headquarters in Long Island City have declined to join a special panel focused on the project. Published Nov 28, 2018
Photo Galleries

Queens mourns state Sen. Jose Peralta with vigil

Dozens of community and clergy came together outside the office of the late state Sen. Jose Peralta on Junction Boulevard Sunday for a prayer vigil in honor of his service representing northwest Queens in the Assembly and Senate over the last 16 years. Published Nov 26, 2018

Corrado to step down after expanding mission and reach of city’s Department for the Aging

Few New York City agencies are as prepared to meet the challenges of the future than the Department for the Aging, thanks to the steady leadership of Commissioner Donna M. Corrado, who was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2014. Published Nov 29, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand announce $16M in federal funding for repairs at New York State Pavilion

The restoration effort of the New York State Pavilion at Flushing Meadows Corona Park will receive more than $16 million in federal funding, according to U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. Published Nov 30, 2018

Constantinides introduces mandatory retrofit bill for large buildings

Just days before the White House released a massive new climate change study on Black Friday, Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) took to the steps of City Hall to announce new legislation to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from large buildings by 40 percent by 2030. Published Dec 3, 2018
Jackson Heights

Crowley joins national commission that will plan America’s 250th anniversary celebration

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley is leaving Congress when his term is finished at the end of December, but the northwest Queens and Bronx representative will continue his public service in a much-different capacity. Published Dec 2, 2018

Free housing legal services coming to four Queens neighborhoods

The de Blasio administration has provided free housing legal services to nearly a quarter of a million New Yorkers in the past year, and now the city is launching its second phase of the “Universal Access” initiative and expanding the program to Jamaica, Elmhurst, Ridgewood and Glendale. Published Nov 21, 2018

Queens passengers can get 50 percent off yellow cab rides into Manhattan with new app

Every day, an estimated 8,000 yellow taxis drive without passengers from garages in Queens and Brooklyn into Manhattan to begin their morning and evening shifts. Published Nov 23, 2018
Long Island City

Gianaris to introduce legislation banning state from entering secrecy deals like that used by Amazon

First he called for a boycott against Amazon to protest the incentive package the company will receive as part of its deal with the state and city, and now state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) is planning to introduce new legislation that would ban state agencies and the government from entering non-disclosure agreements at the insistence of private corporations engaging in economic development talks. Published Nov 26, 2018

Woodside man indicted after killing girlfriend’s dog: DA

A Woodside man has been indicted on animal cruelty charges for the senseless killing of a Shih Tzu-type dog belonging to his girlfriend and her family, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Tuesday. Published Nov 27, 2018

Flushing woman keeps breast cancer survivor charity organization afloat

There are not enough hours in Leah V. Salmorin’s day. The Flushing breast cancer survivor works her freelance job as a patient navigator and attends night school, all while keeping her charitable organization afloat. Published Nov 24, 2018
Long Island City

Amazon will partner with Plaxall to build HQ2 in Long Island City

Amazon officially announced it would split the location of its second headquarters between Long Island City and Arlington, Va., Tuesday morning, ending a yearlong search among more than 230 municipal areas across North America. Published Nov 13, 2018
Forest Hills

Street vendors will get letter grades just like restaurants

Mobile food vendors will soon have letter grades just like brick and mortar restaurants across the five borough’s the city’s Health Department announced last week. Published Nov 15, 2018
Kew Gardens

Katz appoints Sharon Lee as deputy borough president

Borough President Melinda Katz announced Tuesday the appointment of Sharon Lee to replace Melva Miller as deputy borough president effective, Saturday, Nov. 17. Published Nov 17, 2018
Long Island City

De Blasio administration defends homeless strategy as City Council, advocates demand more action

The de Blasio administration is defending itself from an onslaught of criticism from homeless advocates and the City Council that it is not doing enough to solve the chronic homeless crisis. Published Nov 5, 2018

Queens Museum names new president, executive director

Officials at the Queens Museum are reaching across the pond to fill the institution’s leadership void. Published Nov 8, 2018
East Elmhurst

Vaughn College junior receives International Aviation Women’s Association scholarship

A junior at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in East Elmhurst is a recipient of the $5,000 International Aviation Women’s Association scholarship. Published Nov 10, 2018
Floral Park

Queens County Farm Museum’s new leader no stranger to borough’s cultural institutions

For the first time in 30 years, the Queens County Farm Museum is under new leadership, following the retirement of Amy Fishetti-Boncardo last month. Published Nov 11, 2018

Astoria resident named head of Nassau BOCES Dept. of Regional Schools and Instructional Programs

An educator from Astoria was appointed leader of the largest Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York state. Published Nov 12, 2018

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