City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) acknowledged that his recent crusade against childhood obesity would result in some shots at his own weight problems, but he is determined to make a difference and give his constituents healthier choices. Comrie’s Happy Meal legislation, which he introduced into the Council last week, would fine restaurants that give [...]
The thick blanket of snow that covered the Queens this week had residents furious at the pace of the city’s response, and borough politicians recalled a similar situation that occurred in 1969, when a blizzard took the city by surprise on former Mayor John Lindsay’s watch.
“We love that the tennis club is our neighbor,” Weiner said. “In the midst of rural Queens, a stone’s throw from the Long Island Expressway, we have grass tennis courts. We have a place that has history that goes back generations. As there are conversations about how to deal with the stadium, the community needs to have a voice.”
Crowley, flanked by Council members Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) and Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone), said she wrote the bill in response to complaints from local residents, who protest the use of both unauthorized and uninsured private companies operating vans in Maspeth, as well as legitimate commuter van companies coming into the community when they are not authorized to operate in the Maspeth area.
City Councilwoman Melinda Katz (D-Forest Hills) announced last week she will join one of the country’s largest law firms, Greenberg Traurig, after leaving public office at the end of December. “I’m very excited about it,” said Katz, who lost her bid for city comptroller in September’s Democratic primary. Katz, whose Council term will end Dec. [...]
Karen Koslowitz defeated Lynn Schulman and Bartholomew Bruno Tuesday in the race to replace City Councilwoman Melinda Katz (D-Forest Hills), claiming a victory that sends the former councilwoman back to City Hall, according to unofficial results reported by NY1. Koslowitz, a Democrat, beat Schulman, a Democrat running in the general election on the Working Families [...]