Archive by month October

Seniors Connect Online For Virtual Bowling Match

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Seniors in Flushing recently went up against another senior center in Manhattan in a bowling competition. This was not your usual game though. There were no pins, lanes or balls. Instead, the entire tournament took place online. The Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Senior Center held New York City’s first […]

Officials Celebrate Carousel Landmarking

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The landmark designation of the Forest Park Carousel was celebrated on Monday with a ceremony unveiling a plaque that will tell future generations of its status. The City’s Landmark Preservation Commission approved that designation earlier this year and it joins the Wonder Wheel and the Cyclone Roller Coaster, both in […]

Restaurant Week Comes To Sunnyside

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer For the first time ever, 17 local Sunnyside restaurants will celebrate art and food by offering lunch and dinner specials, running Nov. 4 until Nov. 8. Four of the restaurants participating in the week-long celebration will display art, titled “Conveying the Invisible,” curated by the contemporary art organization No Longer […]

Queens Tribune Endorsements

Mayor For all of his accomplishments, Mayor Michael Bloomberg leaves this City facing a number of challenges that he created over three terms. While Bloomberg seemed to listen to no one save himself, the next Mayor should have open lines of communication in order to rectify any number of issues. Discussions about the future of […]

2013 ELECTIONS: Queens Borough President

2013 ELECTIONS: Queens Borough President

Huge Lead For Katz In BP Race During the Democratic Primary for Queens Borough President, most of Melinda Katz’s opponents dropped out and endorsed her before voters went to the polls. In the end, the former Councilwoman and Assembly member defeated two opponents, Peter Vallone Jr. and Everly Brown, for the nomination. On Tuesday, she […]


Bill de Blasio Has Commanding Lead The General Election is just days away and 15 contenders are listed on the ballot to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but Democrat Bill de Blasio has maintained a commanding lead in the polls. As a Brooklyn resident, former regional housing official for President Bill Clinton and with eight-years under […]

2013 ELECTIONS: Comptroller

Stringer, Burnett Hope To Serve City Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer won the Democratic Primary for the City Comptroller race, ending the hopes of a political comeback for former governor Elliot Spitzer. Stringer now faces Republican John Burnett in Tuesday’s General Election, as they compete to replace the current Comptroller, John Liu. With a workforce […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 19

Vallone, Saffran Differ On Zoning, Development With a seat left open by embattled Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone), the race for Council District 19 is a competitive battle between two community members. Democrat Paul Vallone and Republican Dennis Saffran are battling for the seat, with barbs being traded at debates and through the press. While the […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 20

Flushing Incumbent Facing Three Challengers Three challengers have risen in Council District 20, each hoping to defeat Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) in his bid for re-election. Green Party candidate Evergreen Chou, Jobs and Education candidate Martha Flores-Vasquez and Reform candidate Sunny Hahn have all thrown their names into the ring, facing off against the incumbent […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 22

Candidates Seek To Replace Vallone Five candidates are vying to take over for term-limited Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) in Astoria. Former deputy chief of staff for Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows), Democrat Costa Constantinides has assisted on key legislations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to protect wetlands and to improve the quality of drinking […]