A report disclosing financial information found that City Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) gets both a retirement pension and a salary from the city, a controversial practice called “double dipping.” She makes $122,500 as a Council member, but also receives a $60,000 pension, the document from the city Conflicts of Interest Board ?said. Koslowitz began [...]
A Forest Hills lawmaker blasted the city Sunday for planning to increase parking meter rates in the outer boroughs for the second time in a year. “Here we go again! It was just a few months back that we had the same fight with the administration,” City Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) said in a [...]
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.