Underutilized SSA Building Raises Questions

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Sept. 19, 1982, was an historic day for Jamaica. Elected officials, civic leaders and business owners gathered to celebrate under a colorful tent on a vacant lot that was soon to be the site of a $92 million building – the new home to the Social Security Administration offices. The […]

World’s Fairs Too Costly

To The Editor: World’s Fairs generally end up costing the tax payers of the host city tens of millions of dollars. Financially they are a bad investment. With due respect, if John Catsimatidis and other millionaires wish to underwrite a World’s Fair without taxpayer money, one would have no objection, provided it is understood its […]

Letitia James Talks Public Advocate Plans

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Earlier this week, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James sat down with the Queens Tribune staff, where she discussed a number of issues relevant to Queens residents and offered her feedback on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first 100 days in office. James began the interview by describing the way […]

Ron Shafran Named Multi-Media President

TribCo Inc. this week announced the appointment of Ron Shafran as president of Multi-Media, the company’s public relations subsidiary. Shafran will take over day-to-day responsibilities for the firm, which will include advertising and printing for public relations campaigns. Before taking on the new role at Multi-Media, Shafran served as the associate vice president for public […]

Avoiding The Subject?

To The Editor: This letter is in response to the article “Northeast Queens Face-off” (Queens Tribune – March 27-April 2) on my message to Congressman Steve Israel on his small business tour. I want to thank Congressman Steve Israel for the headline and his quick comeback. But regrettably he’s missing the main point. While his legislation is […]