Jamaica Hospital: A History Of Helping

Jamaica Hospital: A History Of Helping

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Since it was first established in 1891, before Queens County was even a part of the City of New York, Jamaica Hospital’s mission has been to provide the best possible treatment for patients. This is especially true over the last few decades, as the hospital underwent major transformations. Led by […]

Data Shows Decline In Stop And Frisk Stops

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer While data from the NYPD shows that Stop and Frisk stops have dropped nearly 86 percent from last year, it also shows that this quarter’s numbers have gone up slightly from the final three months of Bloomberg’s administration. The statistics also reveal that the racial breakdown of stops involving minorities […]

Sad State Of Affairs

It was another unfortunate day for Queens on Wednesday, as yet again an elected official was taken away in handcuffs and placed in front of a judge facing fraud charges. Councilman Ruben Wills has not been a stranger to controversy over the last few years. The investigation conducted by the State Attorney General’s office had […]

Foreclosures Continue To Hit SEQ Hardest

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Since the foreclosure crisis struck the nation in 2008, Southeast Queens has continued to be the hardest hit area in all of New York City. According to Matthew Hassett, director of policy and communications for the Center For New York City Neighborhoods, a nonprofit that offers free foreclosure prevention services, […]

Briarwood Organization: A Century of Excellence

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer In its 100-plus years of existence, the Briarwood Organization has left its mark on Queens, developing many properties in the Borough and throughout the rest of the City. The company, actually based in Bayside despite being named after the mid-Queens neighborhood, started off as a builder of one-and two-family homes, […]

Mattone Group Sees Bright Future In Queens

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer The Mattone Group, a real estate development company based in College Point, is busy working on a number of sites in the Borough. One development in the works is the Belmont project, predominantly in Nassau County, but a small portion of which is in Queens. The $400 million development will […]

Comrie Officially Announces Candidacy

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Following months of speculation, former New York City Councilman Leroy Comrie announced that he has officially thrown his hat in the race to replace embattled State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Jamaica). Comrie joins attorneys Munir Avery and Clyde Vanel, as well as Navy veteran Bernadette Semple, in the race to unseat […]

Waking From A Nightmare?

Queens’ elected officials show up in the weirdest places. Last week, eagle-eyed viewers could catch some prominent Southeast Queens officials on FOX. During last week’s episode of “Kitchen Nightmare,” which focused on Kati Allo Greek restaurant in Auburndale, viewers caught glimpses of Councilman Ruben Wills and Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie, along with his wife, […]

Above The Law?

We all know that New York City politicians get some pretty sweet perks – one of which is getting to park almost anywhere consequence and ticket-free, even if it means you’re endangering the lives  of constituents. Last week, Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie was on his way to attend a press gathering about the trash […]