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 […]

Fed Prez: Queens Economy Looking Up

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer While speaking to Queens College students and faculty on Nov. 18, William Dudley, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, delivered encouraging news about the state of the Queens economy. According to Dudley, New York City as a whole just experienced a summer full of solid […]

New Bank Program Helps Philippines

New York Community Bancorp Inc. and its subsidiaries last week announced the establishment of the NYCB Cares 2013 Philippines Disaster Relief Fund, to help the victims of Typhoon Naiyan. The NYCB family of banks will coordinate the effort to enable its employees and customers to easily and effectively make donations. The bank has committed to […]

Gov. Announces LGA Storm Plan

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Five mitigation and resiliency projects aim to make LaGuardia Airport better prepared for future storms. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced five measures to improve the airport’s infrastructure and protect it from flooding similar to what was caused by last year’s Superstorm Sandy. With a total cost of $37.5 million, the project […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 32

Simon Seeks To Unseat Ulrich Incumbent Councilman Eric Ulrich is looking to hold onto the 32nd Council District seat and be, perhaps, the only Republican elected official in the Borough. In his time in office, Ulrich has focused on quality-of-life issues affecting the district, which covers Ozone Park, Howard Beach and parts of Richmond Hill, […]