As the ball dropped earlier this week signifying the start of the New Year, it brought to an end a year that reshaped the landscape of the Borough and the City, and the promise of even more change looms over the horizon for 2014.
The New Year is a time to reflect and learn from the mistakes of the past to create the possibility of a better future. We hope that our incoming elected officials take heed of both the successes and the missteps of their predecessors as they begin to shape their legacies.
Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Borough President Helen Marshall and the City Council members who have stepped aside left an indelible mark on Queens over the last 12 years. Their successors have a lot of work ahead of them to live up to those legacies. We have no doubt that Bill de Blasio, Melinda Katz and the new City Council are up to the challenge, and we look forward to covering their efforts over the next four years.
To our readers, we thank you for journeying through 2013 with us and we wish you all a happy and prosperous 2014.