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Artists Sad As 5Pointz Painted Over

Artists Sad As 5Pointz Painted Over

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer It was a day of grievance for the artists who watched the walls of the “Graffiti Mecca” at 5Pointz painted white during the early hours of Nov. 19. The property’s owner, Jerry Wolkoff, said he decided to paint over the walls of the warehouse between the hours of 3 a.m. […]

Speaker Seat Discussions Heat Up

Speaker Seat Discussions Heat Up

(Clockwise from left) James Vacca, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Mark Weprin, Dan Garodnick, Jumaane Williams, Jimmy Van Bramer BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer For the first time in 20 years, a Democratic Mayor has the opportunity to play a leading role in selecting a new City Council Speaker. When Bill de Blasio takes office as Mayor in […]

Queens Welcomes Four New Councilmen

Queens Welcomes Four New Councilmen

Paul Vallone (above) celebrates his CD 19 victory with family and friends Tuesday night. BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Along with a new Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller and Borough President, Queens welcomed four new councilmen on Election Day, all of them Democrats. Starting on Jan. 1, Paul Vallone, Costa Constantinides, Rory Lancman and Daneek Miller […]

2013 General Election Guide

2013 General Election Guide

On Tuesday, New Yorkers will go to the polls for City-wide elections, and will decide on a new Mayor, Public Advocate and Comptroller. In addition, a number of local races will introduce new faces to the City Council and Borough Hall. Individuals who registered before the deadline in October will be eligible to vote in […]

Candidates Discuss Mayoral Race

Candidates Discuss Mayoral Race

Bill de Blasio Sits Down with Tribune Staff BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last Friday, Democratic Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio met with the Queens Tribune staff to discuss his platforms and ideas for the City, highlighting the many ways his administration would differ from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. De Blasio, New York City’s Public […]

Former Pres. Carter Comes To Queens

Former Pres. Carter Comes To Queens

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last Friday, former President Jimmy Carter, his wife Rosalynn Carter and the nonprofit Habitat for Humanity visited St. Albans to help renovate a one-family home for a Queens family who may not have been able to afford it otherwise. As part of a week-long October celebration, which is part of […]

Queens’ Quintessential Qualities

Queens’ Quintessential Qualities

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Queens is well-known for its diverse cultures and nationalities, but a day-long event at Queens College last week displayed how the Borough is just as diverse in many other fields, including its neighborhoods, its entertainment scene and more. “Quintessential Queens: Celebrating America’s Fourth Largest City” was a special conference held […]

Hundreds Rally Against Willets Point Project

Hundreds Rally Against Willets Point Project

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Close to 500 residents, community, faith and clergy leaders marched from Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Corona to the redevelopment site at Willets Point on Sept. 29. Together they protested against the proposal put forth by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Queens Development Group, a joint venture […]

Projecto Morrinho Comes To Queens College

Projecto Morrinho Comes To Queens College

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer If you are on the Queens College campus and walk up the quad towards Cooperman Plaza and Rosenthal Library, you will notice a miniature city rising out of the ground. This work is the first display of Projecto Morrinho in America. As part of the college’s Year of Brazil, visiting […]