Late Show with Dennis Walcott?

Now that David Letterman from the late-night comedy show, The  Late Show With David Letterman, said he wants to retire by 2015, so guess who is up for his seat next? Queens’ very own Dennis Walcott, former schools chancellor! While speaking on TV last week, Walcott said since he is unemployed, he jokingly nominated himself […]

Inner Circle Gets Out

When the Inner Circle gets together, interesting things end up happening. Like what, you may ask? How about Mayor Bill de Blasio rockin’ an afro, much like his son Dante‘s famous ‘do? The Inner Circle Show, an annual charity variety show in which City Hall press corps roasts the present Mayor, was in full gear […]

A Group Of Auto Shops Will Relocate To The Bronx

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer After much back and forth, 47 auto shops will relocate from the Willets Point Iron Triangle to a 34,000-square-foot warehouse at Hunts Point in the Bronx. Marco Neira, president of the Sunrise Cooperative, a group of auto shops relocating together, said they signed the lease last week with NAI Friedland, […]

Scarborough Praises Mayor For Dropping Lawsuit

Assemblyman William Scarborough (D-Jamaica) recently praised Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to drop the City’s lawsuit against Local Law 71, which barred “bias-based” profiling by the NYPD. This effort to end racial profiling by the NYPD was passed by the City Council over former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto. Bloomberg then filed a lawsuit seeking to […]

Willets Fiasco Needs To End

Since former Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the legacy project of a retail and entertainment center at Willets Point almost two years ago, we have been troubled with many of the details. Several of the decisions have been questionable at best, leaving many in the Borough wondering if anyone other than developers and their friends would […]

Council Overrides Veto On Koo Bill

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The new City Council continued to override some of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s last vetoes, this time passing a bill concerning hit-and-runs. On Feb. 4, 2014, the City Council unanimously overturned Bloomberg’s veto of Intro. The 1055-A is an act where the NYPD will have to report information concerning vehicle […]

Bills Ease The Way For Small Businesses

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Before leaving office on Jan. 1, now former Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. co-sponsored two bills that will make the lives of small business owners easier, especially the many restaurants and bars lining 30th Avenue in Astoria. The City Council passed two pieces of legislation signed by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg […]

Bloomberg Bids Farewell To Queens

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The students at Bard Early College High School in Long Island City patiently waited for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott on Dec. 20, as the two made their way to Queens during Bloomberg’s farewell visit to the five boroughs. During each visit, the Mayor highlighted where each […]