An often-forgotten park on the shores of Jamaica Bay that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy is getting a fix up, thanks in part to a big donation from Resorts World Casino New York City.
The gaming facility, located about a mile away from the park, announced it will donate $40,000 to reconstructing the Hamilton Beach Playground in Hamilton Park. The playground, located on federal land between the A train subway tracks and Hawtree Creek, across from Charles Park, was devastated in Sandy and has not been repaired since.
Residents of the communities near LaGuardia Airport were infuriated when the Port Authority unilaterally decided to split the combined aviation roundtable into three separate groups: one each for LaGuardia, JFK and Newark.
At Tuesday night’s meeting, the leadership of Queens Quiet Skies challenged the Port Authority to allow a democratic vote and refused to move forward and establish the divided roundtable.
It may be the dog days of August, but nothing seems to be slowing down for the summer in Woodhaven.
The monthly meeting of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association drew a high-energy crowd to the Emanuel United Church of Christ on 91st Avenue Saturday morning.
Flushing’s Pomonok Housing was once considered the crown jewel of the NYC Housing Authority, but some tarnish has accrued over decades of neglect, mismanagement and budget cuts, according to tenants.
Monica Corbett, president of the Pomonok Residents Association, guided elected officials through the development last Thursday to show them the unkempt grounds, flooded parking lot, broken doors and overall lack of maintenance.
Councilman Eric Ulrich, left, Carol Simon, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens, state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr., Borough President Melinda Katz and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder at the grand opening of the youth organization’s new building in Richmond Hill on Tuesday.
More than three years ago, dignitaries, civic leaders and even some South Queens residents gathered under a tarp in the lot next to what was then known as the South Queens Boys & Girls Club at 110-04 Atlantic Ave. in Richmond Hill to put shovels in the ground. On that chilly rainy April day, they promised to be back in several years to welcome the first children into a bigger, better club.
On Tuesday, three years, four months and a name change since the first brick was laid, and in noticeably different weather conditions, the job was done — for the most part.
Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Bronx, Queens) recently hosted a back-to-school supplies giveaway for children attending the New York Junior Tennis League Aces Club summer program at IS 61 in Corona.
Crowley, center, was joined by Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights), center right.
Assemblyman David Weprin, left, and Congressman Gregory Meeks, right, were among the score of Democratic political luminaries who came out in force on Tuesday to show their support for Leroy Comrie in his race in the 14th State Senate District.
A few of the many school children who came to pick up school supplies with Adrian Bordoni, left, executive director of Woodside on the Move, Assemblyman Michael Den Dekker, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and state Sen. Jose Peralta.
John Liu, center outlines his public transportation platform last week along with Assemblyman David Weprin, left, Linda Newman and Mark Henry, president and business agent of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1056.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) is proposing legislation that would prohibit employers from firing workers who miss time at the job for duties as a volunteer firefighter or emergency service provider in state emergencies.
The bill was among the issues concerning volunteer emergency services that Goldfeder spoke about last week during a tour of South Queens vollies with Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica), the chairman of the state Assembly subcommittee that oversees them.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder has traded the pinstriped suit for board shorts.
On Monday, the Rockaway lawmaker joined up with the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, which runs summer youth programs including teaching kids to surf, grabbed a board and hit the waves.
Gov. Cuomo has signed into law legislation that seeks to prevent toxic materials from being placed in Jamaica Bay to fill pits dredged for construction.
The law, sponsored by state Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) and state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach), was written in response to issues with filling borrow pits in Jamaica Bay — locations where soil was dredged to be used in other construction projects. The pits were later filled with material dredged from other projects, mostly from New York Harbor, but were not tested to make sure no toxic materials were in the soil. The new law would prohibit the Department of Environmental Protection from granting permits to fill the borrow pits unless the soil being placed there is tested for toxic substances.
It’s not just about state-of-the-art technology to Greater Ridgewood Youth Council President Bob Monahan.
It’s about helping better the lives of area residents, young and old.
Tuesday’s press conference on a St. Albans Street corner was intended to cement support at all levels of government for Leroy Comrie.
But the longest shadow at the Farmers Boulevard meeting may have been cast by a man who was not there, and whose name was not mentioned by speakers until they were confronted with it.
If you can’t get to Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder’s (D-Rockaway Park) office, let Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder’s office come to you.
The lawmaker will have several mobile office hours in Howard Beach, Broad Channel and the Rockaways through Sept. 9. They are:
Assemblyman William Scarborough, center right, and Dorita Clarke of the You Can Go to College Committee, center left, recently presented scholarships to four college-bound students from Southeast Queens.
Jamal Clarke, left, of Springfield Gardens and Queens Collegiate High School, will major in business administration at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.
Two Queens women are facing a handful of charges after allegedly doling out extreme forms of endurance punishment to four children attending a Little Neck tutoring academy over the course of seven months earlier this year.
According to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, Sun Kyung Park, 33, of Oakland Gardens, has been charged with one count of second-degree assault and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
The naming of new trustees to the Queens Library Board could begin any time now, according to Borough President Melinda Katz.
Eight vacancies were created on the 19-member board when Katz dismissed six members and Mayor de Blasio discharged two others on July 23 over their support for embattled library CEO Tom Galante.
Assemblyman Bill Scarborough, left, former Councilman Leroy Comrie and Borough President Melinda Katz.
Deputy Inspector Mike Coyle, commanding officer of the 105th Precinct, left, and Lt. Michael Lauterborn receive plaques for their dedication to the community, joined by Funderburk, Barrere and Assemblyman David Weprin.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, seen here with petitions calling for the Rockaway Ferry to be made permanent, is asking the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to fund the service that is slated to shut down in October.
Checking out the produce at the Pomonok Center’s farmers market in Flushing are Assemblyman Mike Simanowitz, left, state Sen. Toby Stavisky, third from left, Pomonok residents and Amy Liao, right, who runs the program.
Former Rep. Kathy Hochul, left, who is running for lieutenant governor on a ticket with Gov. Cuomo, talks to a voter on Main Street in Kew Gardens Hills on Friday with Assemblyman Mike Simanowitz, center, and Councilman Rory Lancman.