EXCLUSIVE: Investment Groups Eye Holliswood Hospital

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer The Queens Tribune has learned that at least three investment groups have submitted proposals and are being considered for redeveloping Holliswood Hospital in Jamaica, which closed in August due to a significant loss in funding. According to a source close to the situation, the six-acre property located at 87-37 Palermo […]

Galante Avoids Indefinite Leave Of Absence

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Despite protests from elected officials, Queens Library head Thomas Galante will continue to serve the organization. The Queens Library Board of Trustees had a split, 9-9 vote during their meeting Thursday night. The tie meant that the body did not reach the majority vote needed, throwing out the option of […]

Hospital Adds Women’s Health Center

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Elmhurst Hospital has expanded with a facility to primarily serve women’s health services. The 17,370-square-foot Women’s Pavilion will serve as the new outpatient healthcare facility to serve prenatal and comprehensive obstetrical services for women in Queens. On Friday, Senior Vice President of the Queens Health Network Chris Constantino welcomed Queens […]

Queens To Celebrate World’s Fair Anniversary

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Get ready to celebrate. Queens will host seven months’ worth of events throughout the Borough to honor the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair and the 75th anniversary of the 1939 World’s Fair. The festivities were announced on March 28 in one of the buildings constructed for the ’39 […]

Katz Asks Galante To Take Leave Of Absence

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Earlier this week, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz sent an open letter to embattled Queens Library CEO Thomas Galante, recommending that he take a leave of absence. Galante has been under fire by media and elected officials alike for his $391,994 annual salary and $140,000 in office renovations. Allegations that […]

Galante Vows To Improve Oversight

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Queens Library officials defended president and CEO Thomas Galante’s six-figure salary while admitting a need for reform at a roundtable discussion with Borough reporters on Monday. Galante has been under fire by media and elected officials alike for his $391,994 annual salary and $140,000 in office renovations– perks he referred […]

Community Protests 7 Train Repairs

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer On Jan. 17, business owners, cultural and community leaders who frequently use No. 7 train called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to stop disrupting the lives of Queens residents by conducting service on the train line for 22 continuous weekends. These disruptions will begin Feb. 28 and are projected to […]

Mayor Announces Vision Zero Initiative

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer When it comes to traffic fatalities in the City, there is only one number that Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to see: zero. On Jan. 15, de Blasio outlined his plan for the Vision Zero Initiative, a strategy with a goal of reducing traffic fatalities in the City to zero […]