Gail Kim Rises As TNA Wrestling Star

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer TNA Wrestling star Gail Kim has established herself as one of the most prominent woman wrestlers in the industry today. From her time in the WWE, to becoming the first and longest reigning Knockouts champion in TNA, Kim has accomplished her dream of becoming a wrestler. According to Kim, or […]

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 […]

Queens Library, City Comptroller In Court

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer The Queens Library saga continues. This week, in an interview with the Queens Tribune, City Comptroller Scott Stringer revealed that his case against Queens Library has made its way to court and that he is confident there will be a ruling in his favor. The news comes just two weeks […]

Forest Park Carousel

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer One sure way to go out and enjoy all that Queens has to offer this summer is to visit the Forest Park Carousel, a landmark designation in New York City that is not only rich with history, but also rich with fun. The carousel, nestled within 544 acres of Forest […]

Study On SSA Building Lacks Transparency

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last week, the Queens Tribune first reported that the Social Security Administration building in Jamaica was being underutilized, with six of its 11 floors being used for the storage of filing cabinets. Just 25 years after the $92 million custom-designed headquarters was unveiled, it has been revealed that because the […]

Study On SSA Building Lacks Transparency

Study On SSA Building Lacks Transparency

Many of the pages included in a GSA study about the Social Security Administration building in Jamaica were heavily redacted. Photo by Natalia Kozikowska BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last week, the Queens Tribune first reported that the Social Security Administration building in Jamaica was being underutilized, with six of its 11 floors being used […]

Queens CBs Lose Members As Board Year Begins

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer As the new Community Board year begins this month, some long-time members have been asked not to return, leaving those members frustrated and confused as to why they are no longer on their boards. After elections in March and early April, each member has to resubmit paperwork asking to be […]

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 […]