City Council Backs CB Age Drop

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Last week, the City Council passed a resolution to support a bill in the State Legislature that would lower the age restriction for community board members. On June 11, the Council approved a resolution calling for the State Assembly and State Senate to pass and for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to […]

And The Winner Is…

Even during their trying times, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz stood by her baseball team’s side. According to reports, in the week before the Subway Series, Katz and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz made a sweet bet as to which New York team would win more games during the four-game set. If the Yankees would […]

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 Chin Lin Huang of Flushing was named […]

OP-ED: Why New York City Needs Another World’s Fair

BY JOHN CATSIMATIDIS This past week, Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz, and a number of elected, civic and community leaders held a news conference to announce a series of events to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the 1939 World’s Fair and the 50th Anniversary of the 1964-65 World’s Fair. Sadly, to New Yorkers who aren’t […]

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: […]