City Council Approves Restaurant Grading Changes

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Pressure may soon let up for eatery owners, as the City Council has passed legislation to reform the restaurant inspection system. On Oct. 9, the City Council passed a bill that will allow restaurant owners and operators to request a reviewed, ungraded inspection for informative purposes from the Dept. of […]

Candidates Discuss Mayoral Race

Candidates Discuss Mayoral Race

Bill de Blasio Sits Down with Tribune Staff BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last Friday, Democratic Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio met with the Queens Tribune staff to discuss his platforms and ideas for the City, highlighting the many ways his administration would differ from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. De Blasio, New York City’s Public […]

Not Everyone a Fan of Banksy

Famous British-based street artist Banksy put his mark on the side of a building in Woodside, but a day later, his artwork was defaced with slur words, like “F*** You Banksy.” Banksy has tagged many spots in Manhattan and Brooklyn for the past month, but he traveled to Queens on Monday to splash the side […]

New Apple Green Cabs Roam The Streets

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer If you have seen an apple-green cab pass by you on the street, hail for it next time because it is a new taxi service. “Apple green is very fitting for the new Boro Taxis,” Limousine Commission Chairman and Commissioner David Yassky said in a statement. “It’s pleasing to the […]

Wi-Fi Coming to LIC

To ensure the City grows as a global hub of technology and innovation, Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to a leave a tech-savvy legacy behind, by launching free public wireless networks in certain parts of the five boroughs, in collaboration with the New York City Economic Development Corporation. One of the 10 commercial districts chosen is […]

Queens Leaders Slam Proposed Co-Locations

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer On Tuesday, more than a dozen local leaders gathered at the steps of Queens Borough Hall to protest the Dept. of Education’s proposed co-locations in the Borough beginning the 2014-2015 school year. Elected officials, community board members and representatives from the United Federation of Teachers each slammed the proposals, which […]

Mega Mall Gets Final Approval From City Council

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s development plan to build a mega mall at Willets Point was approved by the City Council on Oct. 9. The $3 billion development project, spearheaded by the Queens Development Group, a joint venture with Related Companies and Sterling Equities, made several concessions to garner the support from […]

Queens Library Foundation’s Gala A Success

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Queens Library Foundation hosted its annual gala Monday night, where it once again received a great deal of financial and community support. The gala was held on Oct. 7 at Water’s Edge Restaurant in Long Island City. More than 300 government and community leaders attended the gala, including Mayor […]