Airbnb Commercials Are Misleading

BY COUNCILMAN MARK WEPRIN The other night, while I was watching television, an Airbnb commercial appeared on the screen. The spot, which is part of Airbnb’s new ad campaign, depicts a Brooklyn family sharing their home with tourists visiting the Big Apple. As the cozy group sat at the dinner table and shared stories, I […]

Focus On Queens, June 5

The 14th annual Forest Hills Festival will take place from noon to 6 p.m. June 8, rain or shine, on Austin Street, between 69th Road and 72nd Road. The free event will showcase 150 vendors and stores, along with kid’s rides, food and live music. For information, call (718) 268-6565 or email Upcoming events […]

Time To Embrace P-Tech

To The Editor: Last week’s Queens Tribune article, “MVB, P-Tech Co-Location Moves Forward,” quoted various elected officials lamenting the DOE’s decision to allow a promising P-Tech school to be co-located inside of Martin Van Buren High School (MVB). Unfortunately, the writer failed to reach out to any of the nearby civic leaders for their opinion. […]

Blue Ribbon Winners

  Local officials gathered at PS46Q to celebrate the school’s 2013 National Blue Ribbon Award, a distinction given by the U.S. Dept. of Education to schools where students perform at high levels or where student achievement has  dramatically improved. Pictured (from left) are Councilman Mark Weprin, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, State Sen. Toby Stavisky, PS46Q Principal […]