Councilmembers Concerned With Phone RFP

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A City Request for Proposal to update its pay phones has some City Councilmembers wary about a potential monopoly on the service. Councilmembers Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) and Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) expressed concern about a Dept. of Information Technology and Telecommunications plan that would upgrade the City’s decaying pay […]

Hyatt Place Flushing LGA Hotel Opens

Hyatt Place Flushing LGA Hotel Opens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The first piece of One Fulton Square in Flushing is now open for business. Hyatt Place Flushing LaGuardia Airport opened its doors on May 29, becoming the first Hyatt brand to make its home in Queens. The 168-room hotel is the first part of One Fulton Square, a mixed-use project. […]

Library Takeover At Hunter’s Point

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Although construction of the Hunter’s Point Community Library was delayed earlier this year, book lovers will have an opportunity to start their summer reading at Gantry Plaza. Last week, Queens Library and Friends of Hunter’s Point Library announced a series of special library services that will bring books and reading […]

Subway Wi-Fi A Danger

To The Editor: The MTA announced plans to extend Wi-Fi service to more subway stations, including 29 in Queens. Not so fast. A young woman was nearly killed when she fell onto subway tracks while texting. Expect similar incidents as Wi-Fi spreads to more subway stations. Texting and talking riders will accidently fall on the […]

MTA Builds Up Tech Services

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer By this summer, Queens residents will no longer have to worry about a call being cut off in the subway. On Feb. 19, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that wireless cell phone service and Wi-Fi will be installed in all 29 of Queens’ underground subway stations in the coming months. […]

Wi-Fi Coming to LIC

To ensure the City grows as a global hub of technology and innovation, Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to a leave a tech-savvy legacy behind, by launching free public wireless networks in certain parts of the five boroughs, in collaboration with the New York City Economic Development Corporation. One of the 10 commercial districts chosen is […]