Queens Tribune Endorsements

With the midterm General Election set for Nov. 5, all three state-wide offices are contested this year. While we announce our endorsements for Governor, Comptroller and Attorney General this week, next week, we list endorsements for Congress, State Senate and State Assembly. New York State Governor As we stated in our endorsements for the primary […]

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Parks Or Public Transit?

The proposal to turn the abandoned Rockaway Beach Long Island Rail Road line into a park akin to Manhattan’s High Line sounds good in theory, but we are not convinced that the creation of a park in that particular setting is what would be best for the Borough. While we agree that additional recreational space […]

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Dialogue Needed On Shelter

The ongoing discussions and disagreements over the fate of a proposed homeless shelter in Glendale seems to be yet another consequence of a lack of communication and coordination between City agencies and the people who live in the area. The dispute over the proposed shelter at Cooper Avenue does not solely hinge on a coalition […]

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Make Progress On Affordability

There seems to be a continued disconnect on what this City needs in terms of affordable housing, and with each new development that is planned, that disconnect seems to grow. While many City officials seem to be patting themselves on the back over the approval of the Astoria Cove project, with 20 percent of its […]

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Overcrowding Concerns Need To Be Addressed

A public hearing held earlier this week to discuss a proposal for three new Success Academy charter schools has rightfully raised the ire of education advocates in the Borough, especially since the creation of the new schools would not ease the continuously-burgeoning issue of overcrowding in Queens schools. The part of the proposal that raises […]

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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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