More Stadium Games

It seems as though the concept of bringing a new soccer stadium to Queens is the idea that just will not die. A proposal to bring a new Major League Soccer stadium to the Borough’s most-used green space, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, was abandoned after residents, officials and community leaders raised considerable opposition to the […]

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Getting Out The Vote

Results throughout the State for the Primary elections on Tuesday showed a lot of districts with decreased attendance – of course, many districts had no local races to speak of, the top of the ticket was all they had. But there were some districts on Tuesday that had some impressive turnout. Not surprisingly, those districts […]

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Queens Tribune Primary Endorsements

State Senate District 11 The State Senate needs members who are willing to work together to not only benefit their individual districts, but to also create better opportunities throughout the City and the State. While it can be seen as admirable to stick to your guns to fight for what you believe is right, nothing […]

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Still A Need For Review

While a judge last week dismissed a lawsuit challenging the transfer of land from the City for the purpose of a development at Willets Point, the decision does little to alleviate any concerns about the proposed megamall at the site. First and foremost, the project’s plans have consistently pushed back and minimized the construction of […]

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Airport Wage Struggle Continues

Living on or below the minimum wage in New York City is a grueling business. Stories of New Yorkers fighting to meet rent, pay for child care and eat well populate every Borough – many residents most familiar with this struggle can be found in Queens working low wage jobs at our airports. In this […]

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Public Transportation Wasteland

Relying on public transportation to get around in Queens can be a troubling endeavor. Subway lines in Southern Queens ravaged by a storm that occurred almost two years ago are frequently shut down for extended periods. In Eastern Queens, the subway is as common as it would be somewhere upstate. And bus service can be […]

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A Call For Understanding

A vehicular attack on a Sikh individual earlier this week is another chilling reminder that, despite Queens being the most diverse Borough in the world, there are still issues of tolerance and understanding that need to be addressed. At a rally on Tuesday morning, members of the Sikh Coalition called for the attack – where […]

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A Swift Decision

On Tuesday, jurors took only 80 minutes to decide that former City Councilman Dan Halloran was guilty on five counts of accepting bribes in a scheme to get Democratic State Sen. Malcolm Smith on the ballot for Mayor as a Republican last year. The swiftness of the jury’s decision should send a message that Mr. […]

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Looking To The Future

Whether you were born here, moved here or made it your life’s ambition to make it here, living in New York is a goal for millions of people throughout the world. As Queens continues to grow, and as the development of new housing facilities persists, the Borough will be a destination for the City’s incoming […]

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