Small Business Going Strong In Queens

Small Business Going Strong In Queens

Comptroller Scott Stringer speaks at the Queens Tribune’s Small Business Achievement Awards breakfast on May 20. Photo by Walter Karling BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Small businesses in Queens are experiencing great successes, though challenges lie ahead, experts say. Both Comptroller Scott Stringer and the Queens Economic Development Corporation said that the small business market […]

LGBT Movement Rises To Prominence

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The LGBT movement has progressed immensely over the last 40 years, but there is still room for improvement. The movement began in 1969 with the Stonewall Riots, which were several violent demonstrations protesting a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan. Police raids on gay bars were commonplace back […]

Queens Pride Announces Grand Marshals

The 2014 Queens Pride parade will be led by a combination of individuals and organizations that have made great strides to advance LGBTQ visibility citywide. New York City is now represented by six LGBT councilmembers. Referred to as the LGBT Caucus, these LGBT leaders represent districts in four of the five New York City boroughs. […]

OP-ED: Teaching LGBT History

BY COUNCILMAN DANIEL DROMM All kids need to learn gay history. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have made huge contributions to our country, yet few people know. Recently, I met with a major education publisher and asked the company to bring examples of how they cover gay history. They brought me five small […]

Making Audiences Of All Types Laugh

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Adam Sank used his love of performing on stage to become one of the best LGBT comedians in the City. The openly gay comedian is a staple of the Queens stand-up scene, frequently appearing at venues like The Laughing Devil in Long Island City. With his talent for telling true […]

LGBT Activists Block Concert In Jamaica

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer A Queen Ifrica performance scheduled for last Saturday at Amazura Concert Hall in Jamaica was cancelled after a protest at the venue. On Friday, Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) joined Caribbean Alliance and Jamaica Anti Homophobia Stand, along with a representative for Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest), in calling for Amazura […]

Airport Workers Demand Higher Pay

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Airport workers made their message loud and clear last week: they want to be paid a living wage. To make sure they got their point across, hundreds of workers from both John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports marched into the headquarters of Aviation Safeguard, a contractor who hires airline workers, […]

John Liu Holds Campaign Kick-Off

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Days after the Queens Democratic Party threw their support behind John Liu for State Senate, the former Comptroller held his campaign kick-off in Bayside. On May 23, Liu stood outside the Bayside Long Island Rail Road station, surrounded by friends and supporters, to formally announce his bid for the 11th […]

100 Years Later, Tombstones For Civil War Vets

“It was a Memorial Day over a century in the making.” That is how Sean Walsh described his holiday weekend, as he was able to bury two of his great grandfathers who fought in the Civil War at the Cemetery of the Evergreens in Ridgewood. Walsh’s great grandfathers, John Charles Walsh and Charles Louis Haniquet, […]

Addabbo Meets With ASPCA Rep

Michelle Villagomez, a Forest Hills resident and ASPCA representative, met with State Senator, Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., in Albany to advocate for legislation in an effort to stop animal cruelty. In addition to supporting Villagomez and the ASPCA, Senator Addabbo is an avid supporter and co-sponsor of several bills related to ending abuse against animals. […]