City Council Green Scores Revealed

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The scores are out, and when it comes to the City Council’s environmental policies, many Queens officials have earned high marks. The New York League of Conservation Voters released its Environmental Scorecard on Jan. 29, examining how well the members of the City Council have done in terms of sponsoring […]

Committee Chairs Found Under the Tree

It seems as though a certain new Mayor has been playing Santa Claus in order to get his preferred City Council Speaker. According to sources close to the situation, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has promised a number of committee leadership posts to City Council members in order to guarantee that Melissa Mark-Viverito is named Speaker […]

Artists At It Again

The death last week of former South African president and revolutionary Nelson Mandela quickly became another piece in the ongoing chess match that is the saga of 5Pointz. Last week, the group was looking for a way to express their grief over the loss of Mandela, but they ran into a slight problem – there […]

Speaker Seat Discussions Heat Up

Speaker Seat Discussions Heat Up

(Clockwise from left) James Vacca, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Mark Weprin, Dan Garodnick, Jumaane Williams, Jimmy Van Bramer BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer For the first time in 20 years, a Democratic Mayor has the opportunity to play a leading role in selecting a new City Council Speaker. When Bill de Blasio takes office as Mayor in […]

Citi Bike Comes To LIC

Citi Bike Comes To LIC

By Trisha Sakhuja Staff Writer Queens residents will see more cyclists on the streets as part of a new program, New York City’s Bike Share network, Citi Bike. By September, 10 select locations across Long Island City will enable Queens to become a part of the nation’s largest public bike share system. Combined efforts in […]