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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Resume Talks Now

The potential for disaster with the impending Long Island Rail Road strike over the weekend is a far-reaching situation that would damage not only municipal revenue, but the earning potential for everyone who relies on the LIRR to get to work every day. While the MTA has released suggested “contingency plans” to get around without […]

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Welcome Back, Scholarship

It was with great pleasure that we reported on the reinstatement of the Peter F. Vallone Sr. Scholarship this week. For more than 10 years, the scholarship assisted students – regardless of immigration status – by giving them money to go to the City University of New York. While New York State continues to debate […]

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Show Some Compassion

Many in the City are still recovering from the recent financial crisis, leaving countless men and women without jobs and without a means to provide for their families. Understandably, in such situations, times become too tough and those hit hardest are sometimes left without a roof over their heads. Such is life for many of […]

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