‘Fight The Blight’ Against Inappropriate Housing

At a recent Mid-Queens Community Council meeting, FightTheBlightQueens@gmail.com was introduced. The email’s purpose is to give citizens a chance to identify the addresses of inappropriate, out-of-character recent home construction in their neighborhoods. These houses would then be forwarded to the City Planning Commission. Councilman Peter Koo’s (D-Flushing) chief-of-staff, Jonathan Chung, is leading the effort at […]

Ron Kim Talks Cleanup Efforts

Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) stopped by the Queensboro Hill/Flushing Civic Association’s meeting at St. Ann’s Church in Flushing on Feb. 18 to discuss his spring cleanup initiative for downtown Flushing. The program is meant to keep the sidewalks and streets of the neighborhood clean, increasing its visual appeal and improving quality of life. Kim (pictured […]

Workforce Development Program Launched

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Those who are looking for work now have a new resource to assist them in their search. Asian Americans for Equality’s Queens branch announced the launch of its new Workforce Development Program on Dec. 5 at One Flushing’s Community Economic Development Center. The program will work with unemployed or underemployed […]

General Election Turnout Lowest In Decades

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Last week’s General Election was historic for New York City in more ways than one, but one of those statistics is not a positive. The 2013 voter turnout for mayor was the lowest in at least six decades. According to the Board of Elections’ website, only 1,026,169 New Yorkers voted […]