Focus On Queens, April 10

The Bayside Village Business Improvement District will host its annual arts and crafts festival from noon to 5 p.m. on April 26 near the LIRR station. The BID is looking for artist and creatives selling a wide range of goods. For information, call (718) 423-2434 or visit www.baysidevillagebid.com/artsandcraftsvendors. Chin Lin Huang of Flushing was named […]

The Voice Strikes Again

A crowd of elected officials and civic leaders gathered on the steps of Queens Borough Hall Sunday to show their support of U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, who was announcing the kick-off of her re-election campaign. The festivities, however, were put on hold as everyone waited for County Leader, U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley, who was on […]

A Grand Old Time

By all accounts, Melinda Katz‘s inauguration as Borough President was a successful event that filled the LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College. Close to 200 people were reportedly turned away to the hottest ticket in town, with appearances from Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. While everyone in […]

A Rare Sight

        It’s not often that you catch a glimpse of Curtis Sliwa without his red beret. The noted Guardian Angel and Queens’ new first gentleman slipped to the back of the room during the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem at Melinda Katz’s inauguration, but was seen by a QConf reporter. Who […]

Time For A Change

It’s a new year, with new elected officials taking over, but government voicemails and letterhead say otherwise. According to the message when QConf called State Sen. Jose Peralta’s office late last week for comment on a story, his staff is currently away on holiday break. Over in Flushing, Community Board 7 sent out its agenda […]

Melinda Katz Is Good For LeFrak

To The Editor: I was fortunate to attend this event last night with some friends to welcome Ms. Katz as our new Borough President. When she was accepting her oath, I thought to myself, “Now, the LeFrak City vicinity has a chance!” There are at least two pressing matters that we have in our vicinity: […]

Focus On Queens, Jan. 9

Heather Harrison of Forest Hills was one of four attorneys promoted by the law firm Farrell Fritz in New York. She was promoted to counsel. Harrison is a commercial litigation attorney concentrating in business litigation and partnership disputes. New Borough President Melinda Katz will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the 112th […]

Hoping For More Change

As the ball dropped earlier this week signifying the start of the New Year, it brought to an end a year that reshaped the landscape of the Borough and the City, and the promise of even more change looms over the horizon for 2014. The New Year is a time to reflect and learn from […]

Leroy Comrie Named Deputy Borough President

Jay Bond Named Chief of Staff Less than a month before she takes office, incoming Borough President Melinda Katz has named Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) as her deputy. Comrie, whose support was vigorously sought-after once he dropped out of the Borough President race earlier this year, has been rumored to be a deputy since […]