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Cuomo unveils his vision for new convention center

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in District 15, Governor, State Senate on January 12, 2012 | No Comments

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he wants the Aqueduct racino in South Ozone Park to be the site of the nation’s largest convention center during his State of the State address last week. Cuomo said convention centers are “economic generators” and the Javits Center in Manhattan is not big enough to attract the best shows and [...]

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Simanowitz aims to take Assembly seat

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 27 on August 11, 2011 | No Comments

Five weeks before the special election to replace Nettie Mayersohn, his newly retired boss of 15 years, Democratic state Assembly candidate Michael Simanowitz is confident he is the best person to represent the people of District 27. Simanowitz, who served as Mayersohn’s chief of staff from 1996 to April, when she stepped down after 28 [...]

Gillibrand talks unemployment in visit to Queens

Gillibrand talks unemployment in visit to Queens

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Congress, U.S. Senate on August 19, 2010 | No Comments

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said a complete financial turnaround for the country’s economy will not be coming any time soon, but she is working to bring jobs that would help Queens residents and individuals facing a state unemployment rate of at least 8 percent.