Artists Without Walls Schedules Show

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer This weekend, Queens residents will have the chance to celebrate Irish culture in Long Island City. New York Irish Center will present an Artists Without Walls showcase of several musicians for a night of entertainment. With acts running the gamut from classical to jazz to spoken word, there will be […]

Newtown Literary Holds Writing Weekend

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer It is time to put pen to paper. The Newtown Literary Alliance is having its second annual Queens Writes Weekend from April 25 to 27. During this event, Queens authors are invited to sit down with like-minded individuals at locations across the Borough and just write. Now in its second […]

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 […]

Mayor Announces Sandy Recovery Overhaul

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a major overhaul of the City’s recovery from Superstorm Sandy last week, including several ideas to provide relief for homeowners and businesses still trying to rebuild more than a year after the storm hit. Since beginning his first term as mayor, de Blasio said he […]

CB5 OK’s Ridgewood Zoning Change

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The proposed Woodward Avenue apartments in Ridgewood is one step closer to getting the green light. Community Board 5 voted 28-11 for a zoning change that would allow developers to build a 90,000-square-foot residential building at 176 Woodward Ave., between Troutman and Starr streets near Linden Hill Cemetery. There had […]

Group Wants Safety Study On Queens Blvd.

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A transportation group is pushing for a safety study on a thoroughfare nicknamed the “Boulevard of Death.” The Transportation Alternatives Queens Activist Committee presented their “Zero Queens Boulevard” plan at last week’s Community Board 6 meeting and asked the board for their support in the plan. Queens Boulevard is well-known […]