Steinway Mansion’s Tangled History

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Astoria’s iconic Steinway Mansion sits in an unglamorous corner of Ditmars, up a shady hill from concrete warehouses and next to a small junkyard. The mansion’s history, however, is much richer than its surroundings would suggest – and its recent purchase for $2.6 million dollars marks an important new chapter […]

John Liu Discusses Tense Senate Race

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer By his own admission, a race for elected office was not something John Liu was considering for 2014. However, he said he saw an opportunity to make a difference in the State Senate. Liu is challenging State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), who joined the Independent Democratic Conference earlier this year. […]

Dutch Kills Artist Documents Shifting Surroundings

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Dutch Kills is the subject of Salvador Espinoza’s photography, and it refuses to sit still for a portrait. Espinoza, a Dutch Kills resident for more than 30 years, is a fine arts photographer, photojournalist and member of Long Island City Artists. His project, “We Will Be Here,” documents the changing […]

Bring Civic Virtue Back To Queens

To The Editor: An open letter to Queens Borough President Melinda Katz: Last week, I was in the audience at Queens Community Board 9 and heard you speak about how the election of Bill de Blasio represented a “change” towards greater responsiveness to communities’ needs, which you said reverberated to all elected officials, including yourself. […]

Pavilion Not Worth The Money

To The Editor: If any individual or group of individuals wish to dip into their pockets to the tune of tens of millions of dollars for a so-called rehabilitation of the rusting hulk remnant of the 1964 World’s Fair, the New York State Pavilion, which I believe should have been removed at the close of […]

The Winners Are…

The Winners Are…

The businesses who received Small Business Achievement Awards at the Queens Tribune’s breakfast on May 20 gather for a group photo with publisher Michael Nussbaum. These businesses’ stories are told in this issue. Photo by Walter Karling

Business Profiles: Local Businesses Benefit Queens Community

A number of businesses took on sponsorship roles during the Queens Tribune’s Small Business Achievement Award breakfast presentation at Queens College on May 20. These businesses have taken on roles as community partners, looking to help the area through their investment in programs and services. Investors Bank is an independent, full-service community bank, serving a […]

Small Business Going Strong In Queens

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 is operating strongly in Queens at the moment, having recovered significantly from the recent Great Recession. However, the impact from […]