Archive by month August

108th Pct. Public Lewdness

PUBLIC LEWDNESS – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying the following suspect wanted in connection with a public lewdness incident. At 9:45 a.m. on Aug. 15 while aboard a Queensbound 7 train, the suspect exposed his genitals and masturbated in public view as the train approached the Queensborough Plaza station. The suspect is […]

Liu’s Illiteracy

To The Editor: Mayoral Democratic candidate John Liu’s racist pandering ploy, supporting the legalization of marijuana, is absolutely oblivious to the proven adverse biological and psychological effects of this obnoxious substance. A few research citations will suffice to prove why pot should never be legalized for recreational or medical uses. A study by Block, et […]

911 Needs To Be Better

To the Editor: When an intern recently fainted in the heat, Christine Quinn complained that an ambulance took far too long to arrive. I also witnessed the slow response of the 911 system after an accident near my home a few weeks ago. A young girl waited a long time for help, despite the fact […]

NYCHA Residents Need Attention

Whether his comments were meant as a serious policy statement or an off-the-cuff expression of frustration, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s suggestion that City Housing Authority residents should be fingerprinted to allow access to their homes was yet another example of the disconnect the Mayor has with underprivileged citizens. While the Mayor cites a high crime rate […]

Roofs On Arthur Ashe, Louis Armstrong By 2018

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Rain delays will soon be a thing of the past at the U.S. Open. Arthur Ashe and Louis Armstrong Stadiums will have retractable roofs built above both venues by the 2018 edition of the tennis tournament, the United States Tennis Association announced last week. The roofs will address weather issues […]

EDC Finds Additional Funding

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The City’s Economic Development Corp. has recently identified $3.5 million in additional funding to help relocate all of the auto shop owners within Phase 1 of the area’s construction site. According to the EDC, the additional $3.5 million fund should not be confused with the previous $3 million tenant relocation […]

Mayoral Forum Tackles Co-op/Condos

By JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer While many far-reaching topics have been covered throughout this year’s mayoral race, the Presidents Coop and Condo Council and Queens County Bar Association had the candidates talk about co-ops issues. The forum, which took place at North Shore Towers in Floral Park on Aug. 20, was attended by Democrats Christine […]

Liu Discusses Hot-Button Topics In Mayoral Run

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer With Primary Day just around the corner, John Liu visited the Queens Tribune to discuss some of the toughest issues facing the City in its post-Bloomberg years. The Comptroller and mayoral candidate met with the editorial board on Aug. 21 and spoke about the police department, education and how the […]

New Restaurants Planned In Elmhurst

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Chain eateries not common in the borough of Queens will come to a vacant parking lot near Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst after overcoming a 12-year delay and a legal battle between the City and the developer. The Mattone Group, a Queens based development and construction company, presented new plans […]