When Gov. Cuomo announced his plan to allow more casinos to be built upstate — but none in the city or on Long Island — this page called it a “foolish scheme” because, simply put, downstate is where the people are, and where most of the money is.
And what appeared foolish in May 2013 looks even more so in July 2014.
Borough President Melinda Katz, left, removed every member of the Queens Library Board of Trustees who voted to retain library CEO Tom Galante after he become embroiled in a scandal involving the organization’s finances, including Jacqueline Arrington, the most recent chair of the board, and Joseph Ficalora, CEO of New York Community Bank.
A Nassau County home improvement contractor was arraigned last week on charges accusing him of stealing nearly $250,000 from Queens homeowners.
Derrick Burrell, 47, of Rockville Centre was charged Wednesday night with two counts each of second- and third-degree larceny and one count of second-degree scheme to defraud, according to a statement issued on Thursday by the office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
First-time home buyers and experienced homeowners in search of a more affordable mortgage plan may have found a solution.
Ridgewood Savings Bank announced the introduction of its newly expanded Affordable Mortgage Product on Friday, eligible to both new and veteran home owners.
The Police Department is seeking help in finding a suspect who is known to be responsible for a string of bank robberies in various Queens neighborhoods.
The known suspect is said to be a male, 30 to 35 years old, medium complexion, 6 feet tall with a 200- pound frame. He is wanted for two attempted robberies and five completed robberies occurring in 2012 and 2014.
(NAPSI)—Here’s food for thought: Three new cookbooks can help you enjoy great taste and good health at the same time.
(BPT) - The cost to send children back to school increased 5.3 percent for elementary and middle school students and 9.5 percent for high-schoolers last year, according to Huntington National Bank's annual Backpack Index. When prices increase that much from year to year, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and look for ways to save.
(Family Features) Following several high-profile security breaches in recent years, consumers have more reason than ever to be concerned about their privacy when using debit and credit cards. Fortunately, an effort is underway to implement new technology across the United States that will better protect shoppers and their private information.
(Family Features) For many kids, the last school bell of the academic year rings in a summer of fun in the sun. But for millions of children in every corner of the country, it could mean not knowing where their next meal will come from.
(Family Features) For everything from paying for lunch to paying the water bill, a checking account is the primary tool many Americans use to make day-to-day financial transactions. But for many consumers free checking is becoming a thing of the past as banks notify their customers that “free” accounts are being discontinued.
Joseph Ficalora, a Corona native and president of New York Community Bank, the parent company of Queens County Savings Bank, was one of the six members of the board of trustees Katz removed.
“Otogizoshi-Bokusai,” by Shoko Kazama. Ink on paper calligraphy, telling stories of 13th-century Japan that have been passed down verbally among children. Showing thru Thurs., Aug. 7. Mon-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 12-5 p.m. Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City.
Rebel state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), the vocal populist whose move into the Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference angered the party establishment and prompted a primary challenge from former City Councilman and Comptroller John Liu, has now won the backing of a key congressman in his re-election campaign.
Avella was endorsed last Friday by Rep. Steve Israel (D-Suffolk, Nassau, Queens), who only started to represent part of this borough in 2013, thanks to post-2010 Census redistricting, but is a veteran lawmaker and chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
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Rebel state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), the vocal populist whose move into the Senate's Independent Democratic Conference angered the party establishment and prompted a primary challenge from former City Councilman and Comptroller John Liu, has now won the backing of a key congressman in his re-election campaign.
The Police Department’s new class of cadets was sworn in by Mayor de Blasio July 9 at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium. De Blasio, at the podium at top right, was joined by the NYPD’s top officials, Commissioner Bill Bratton, next to the mayor, Chief of Department Phillip Banks III and Chief of Patrol James O’Neill, left, as well as more of the brass. The mayor told the recruits they are coming into the department at a critical time, as shootings are on the rise though murders are still down, and that they are entering the organization most responsible for the great reductions in crime the city has experienced.
The Police Department’s new class of cadets was sworn in by Mayor de Blasio July 9 at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium.
De Blasio, at the podium at top right, was joined by the NYPD’s top officials, Commissioner Bill Bratton, next to the mayor, Chief of Department Phillip Banks III and Chief of Patrol James O’Neill, left, as well as more of the brass.
One Jewish Democratic official called it “touching the third rail of Queens politics.”
A Democratic district leader from Jackson Heights posted one word and a symbol on her Facebook page last week and it has sparked criticism. Depending on whom you ask, her comment ignited a hot debate within the Democratic Party, or was just exploited in a cynical ploy in an obscure political race that is part of the ongoing battle between the Queens Democratic establishment and a group of anti-establishment party members backed by several citywide elected officials.
Mayor de Blasio last Thursday signed into law the measure that will create municipal identification cards for New York City residents. Although available to anyone, the cards are especially designed for people who will not or cannot get other forms of ID, such as illegal immigrants.
The mayor noted at a hearing held the day before the bill signing that many New Yorkers don’t have driver’s licenses — though he did not address the nondriver’s ID the state offers them — and that undocumented residents are forced to “live in the shadows” because they lack proper identification.
Hundreds of fans waited in line for over an hour to meet former Mets legend Keith Hernandez as the “Mr. Met Tour” stopped at the Citi Bank branch at 107-01 71 Ave. in Forest Hills last Friday.
Hernandez, sans his iconic mustache, signed everything from jerseys to pictures to bobbleheads while eager fans shared stories of watching the retired first baseman play nearly three decades earlier.
Campaign finance reports have revved up the interest and the rhetoric in the state’s 11th Senate District, while in the 14th they brought more bad news for 14-year incumbent Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis).
Former city Comptroller John Liu, who joined the race less than two months ago, reported more than $508,000 in donations to his campaign to unseat incumbent Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in the 11th District Democratic primary in reports that were due by 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday.