Boosting Business Through Beautification

Boosting Business Through Beautification

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Last week, Borough President Melinda Katz announced the allocation of $1.1 million in capital funds to pay for streetscape improvements along commercial corridors in several neighborhoods. The goal is to create more attractive commercial shopping districts to ensure the development of the surrounding neighborhoods. The improvements are intended to enhance […]

Musicians Of Queens: Matthew Kiss

Musicians Of Queens: Matthew Kiss

Matthew Kiss has been performing since before he could even walk. The songwriter used to sing Russian songs with his mother when he was a child, before playing the piano between the ages of 3 and 9. When he was 13, he learned the guitar and never looked back. “If there was ever a constant […]

De Blasio Appoints Three Queens Leaders To Transition Team

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last Wednesday, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio unveiled his 60-member transition team appointed to help select the City’s next administration. Among the names on the list are three prominent Queens leaders – York College president Marcia Keizs, Coalition for Queens founder Jukay Hsu and Queens Council on the Arts executive director […]