Astoria dissected by Albany redistricting: Gianaris

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Congress, District 12, District 13, District 14, District 15, District 5, State Senate, U.S. House on March 29, 2012 | No Comments

Astoria lawmakers said they were disappointed by the new congressional and state Senate district lines, which splits the neighborhood across two districts. “The maps are horrible,” said Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria). “They divide communities that should not be divided, including Astoria.” Both of the new maps slice off part of the north section of Astoria [...]

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Crowley, Maloney blast bill that would sap MTA of funds

Posted by Philip Newman in Congress, District 14, District 7, District 9, U.S. House on February 9, 2012 | No Comments

Congressional members, transit officials and labor leaders have raised an alarm about proposed Republican legislation that would end automatic federal transportation money and leave New York City’s transit system in jeopardy. “This is a bill aimed like a dagger at the heart of cities and suburban areas,” said U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan) at a [...]


City building accidents down 18%: Mayor

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 14, District 25, District 26, Mayor, U.S. House on January 26, 2012 | No Comments

Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited an apartment complex under construction in Long Island City Monday to announce what he called a step in the right direction: an 18 percent drop in construction accidents citywide from 2010-11. “This is good for the agency. This is good for the public,” Bloomberg said. The mayor said there were 152 [...]


Grand post office spared

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, Congress, District 14, District 36, U.S. House on October 27, 2011 | No Comments

A spokeswoman from the U.S. Postal Service said that while Astoria’s Grand station has been saved from the chopping block, four other post offices in Queens are still up for study. Connie Chirichello of USPS said public meetings will be held to discuss whether or not offices in Holliswood, Rosedale, Arverne and Rockaway Beach will [...]

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Liu touts Obama jobs plan

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in City Comptroller, City Offices, Congress, District 14, U.S. House on September 22, 2011 | No Comments

The long-awaited American Jobs Act President Barack Obama proposed Sept. 8 will have more than a billion dollars of direct economic benefit for Queens workers, according to a new report by city Comptroller John Liu. One of the key aspects of the $447 billion proposal would be the implementation of a $175 billion program to [...]

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Turner’s election throws wrench in redistricting plan

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, City Offices, Congress, District 14, District 24, District 5, District 6, District 7, District 9, Governor, Mayor, U.S. House on September 22, 2011 | No Comments

The victory by U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Howard Beach) in the race for the 9th Congressional District seat has complicated plans for the congressional redistricting that is set to take place next year. “It kind of flips things on its head,” said Alex Camarda of the government watchdog group Citizens Union in New York. “It [...]