Bloomberg’s Mixed Legacy

To The Editor: In re: Bloomberg’s Legacy - Queens Tribune Dec. 19-25, 2013, while there may be some aspects of Bloomberg’s tenure as Mayor that may leave a laudable legacy, his partnership with 21 term-limited City Council members to overturn twice public-supported term limits, will not be among them. Nor will his abysmal record in […]

Bloomberg’s Legacy

Bloomberg’s Legacy

Over the last 12 years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has presided over nearly unprecedented levels of change within the City. From his push for healthier residents to technological advancements, Bloomberg has established his legacy as a change agent for New York. Of Bloomberg’s many accomplishments, his push for development and economic progress has been the most […]

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 […]

Paul Vallone Ready To Start

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer After his victory on Nov. 5, Councilman-elect Paul Vallone hit the ground running, preparing his staff and getting his priorities and goals in order for when he starts to represent District 19 in January. Last week, Vallone sat down with the Queens Tribune to talk about the Bloomberg administration, the […]

Willets Workers Protest Push-Off

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer As the holidays approach, Willets Point businesses have gotten coal in their stockings, but they do not plan to take the offense lightly. Since the Queens Borough Board voted on Nov. 18 to allow the City’s Economic Development Council to sell the 23 acres of land for $1 to the […]

Candidates Discuss Mayoral Race

Candidates Discuss Mayoral Race

Bill de Blasio Sits Down with Tribune Staff BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last Friday, Democratic Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio met with the Queens Tribune staff to discuss his platforms and ideas for the City, highlighting the many ways his administration would differ from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. De Blasio, New York City’s Public […]

Republican BP Candidate Talks About Queens

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The son of Italian immigrants and union workers, Aurelio “Tony” Arcabascio, vying for the Queens Borough President seat on the Republican line, visited the Queens Tribune to sit down with the editorial board on Oct. 14. Some of the topics discussed included his top priorities, immigration, education, the Stop and […]

Mega Mall Gets Final Approval From City Council

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s development plan to build a mega mall at Willets Point was approved by the City Council on Oct. 9. The $3 billion development project, spearheaded by the Queens Development Group, a joint venture with Related Companies and Sterling Equities, made several concessions to garner the support from […]