Newtown Literary Holds Writing Weekend

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer It is time to put pen to paper. The Newtown Literary Alliance is having its second annual Queens Writes Weekend from April 25 to 27. During this event, Queens authors are invited to sit down with like-minded individuals at locations across the Borough and just write. Now in its second […]

No Money Until Galante’s Gone

To the Editor: Three cheers for the two opinions, “What is considered American?” and especially “Workers Deserve Fairness.” As to Queens Library Needs Support  (In Our Opinion),  I take umbrage at the third paragraph:  “Regardless of the troubles the Queens Library has faced in recent weeks….”. I will not make any more contributions until the present […]

Study On SSA Building Lacks Transparency

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last week, the Queens Tribune first reported that the Social Security Administration building in Jamaica was being underutilized, with six of its 11 floors being used for the storage of filing cabinets. Just 25 years after the $92 million custom-designed headquarters was unveiled, it has been revealed that because the […]

Study On SSA Building Lacks Transparency

Study On SSA Building Lacks Transparency

Many of the pages included in a GSA study about the Social Security Administration building in Jamaica were heavily redacted. Photo by Natalia Kozikowska BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last week, the Queens Tribune first reported that the Social Security Administration building in Jamaica was being underutilized, with six of its 11 floors being used […]

Queens Hoop Stars Coming Back

One Queens basketball star is coming home and a second one could be coming back to New York as well. Tina Charles, a former star at Christ the King High School and a Jamaica native, was traded to the WNBA’s New York Liberty on Monday, acquiring the 2012 league MVP for a hefty price. They […]

BP Katz Looks Back On First 100 Days

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer It has been a very eventful first four months for Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. The Borough President has gotten involved with several issues that have come up during her first 100 days as Queens BP. Among the issues in the Borough she has found include reviving the New York […]

Underutilized SSA Building Raises Questions

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Sept. 19, 1982, was an historic day for Jamaica. Elected officials, civic leaders and business owners gathered to celebrate under a colorful tent on a vacant lot that was soon to be the site of a $92 million building – the new home to the Social Security Administration offices. The […]

EXCLUSIVE: Investment Groups Eye Holliswood Hospital

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer The Queens Tribune has learned that at least three investment groups have submitted proposals and are being considered for redeveloping Holliswood Hospital in Jamaica, which closed in August due to a significant loss in funding. According to a source close to the situation, the six-acre property located at 87-37 Palermo […]