Standing Strong

It has not been the best of times to hope for positive economic growth, but it seems as though Queens has survived, not only literally weathering a storm, but surviving a recession that has crippled a good portion of the country. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s overview of the Queens economy was a pat on the […]

DiNapoli: Queens A New York ‘Success Story’

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Despite a recession and the effects of Superstorm Sandy, a State official called Queens a “classic New York success story that is well-positioned for the future.” On Dec. 13, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli joined actor Michael J. Fox and local elected leaders to present an economic snapshot of […]

Queens College Awarded Grants

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Queens College has received two grants to wrap up the year, one from the State and one from the federal government. The college was awarded a $250,000 grant to establish a technology incubator from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the State Regional Economic Development Council. From the federal government, its Center […]

Sunnyside Bars Host Holiday Pub Crawl

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The Sunnyside Santathon Pub Crawl fundraiser is back for its second year, after raising $5,000 in proceeds and collecting hundreds of toys last year. Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars will host their second annual pub crawl on Dec. 7, starting at 3 p.m., where the Sunnyside community, local businesses and tourists can […]

Report: Food Insecurity On The Rise

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Food insecurity is the reality of one in 10 Queens residents, according to a report, “Superstorm of Hunger: Lingering Shortfalls Expose a Tale of Two Food Cities,” unveiled by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger at the Center of Hope International Church on Nov. 27 in Long Island City. […]

Citi Bike Is Not Coming To Queens As Planned

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Queens residents and avid cyclists were hoping to see the new Citi Bikes lined up at docking stations, first in Long Island City and then Astoria, but according to the Dept. of Transportation, the process will take some more time. The rollout process for Citi Bike to start in Long […]

JAMES GENNARO Improved The City’s Health

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) has dedicated his professional life to making New York City a better place to live. By passing landmark smoking legislation, helping the environment and making sure his district’s streets are clean, Gennaro has spent more than a decade making sure we can enjoy longer, healthier […]

Resiliency Study Planned For Jamaica Bay

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A CUNY professor will attempt to make Jamaica Bay more resilient in the wake of last year’s Superstorm Sandy. Catherine Nordenson was awarded $250,000 last week to design strategies to make Queens’ ecological resource more resilient should another major storm hit New York in the future. Nordenson is a professor […]