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An edit to the Queens communities within the 3rd Congressional District: The district covers parts of Nassau and Suffolk counties and a section of Queens, including Douglaston, Little Neck, Whitestone, BAY TERRACE and Floral Park.9 months ago
Addition to the above information: The district covers parts of Nassau and Suffolk counties and a section of Queens, including Douglaston, Little Neck, Whitestone, BAY TERRACE and Floral Park.9 months ago
"NEW YORK CITY HAS TWO PROFESSIONAL TEAMS IN EVERY MAJOR SPORT: BASEBALL, FOOTBALL, HOCKEY AND, BY NEXT YEAR, BASKETBALL. NOW, MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER IS EYEING A SECOND TEAM FOR THE AREA, AND THE LEAGUE WANTS IT TO BE BASED RIGHT IN THE HEART OF QUEENS AT FLUSHING MEADOWS PARK."
I don't agree with the above- New York City has two major league baseball teams, one NHL hockey team, and later this year NYC will boast two NBA teams.
Both NFL teams are in New Jersey and the Islanders hockey team is definitely not in NYC.
I am also not in favor of taking away parkland in Flushing Meadows. It's bad enough the Tennis Center has usurped a major part of the park, we don't need another limited time use facility to be added to everyone's parkland. Jun 29, 2012
Bayside Hills is a beautiful residential area in northeast Queens. I often drive on Bell Blvd and think the banners add character to the neighborhood and a unique drive through at a leisure pace. Feb 1, 2012
Let's just make sure the billboard sign posts are not in the condition as the BQE post that fell down. Just imagine what would have happened if we were so fortunate that there were no casualties on the roadway or pedestrians below.Jan 26, 2012
As a smokefree advocate I also was surprised to find out that both CUNY and SUNY campuses will become a 100% smokefree campus (I just found out yesterday) It seems that a better education and communication effort is needed.
This is a trend that is spreading across the country and just to give you an idea of how fast I mean, as of January 2, 2012 there are now 639 colleges and universities with 100% smokefree campuses including 53 in the state of New York.
For the college student who has concerns regarding the new smokefree policy: shouldn't the goal of the college you are attending be to create a healthful academic community that is suitable to learning and supportive of the whole person?
In a few years from now, students will look back at their college experience and remember how smoking was a thing of the past.Jan 20, 2012
Actually, Ed Braunstein represents the 26th Assembly District and David Weprin represents the 24th Assembly District.Dec 19, 2011
I want to thank smokefreehousingNY.org for their new developments in assisting those who live in multiple-dwelling housing units and are subjected to secondhand smoke exposure without much recourse other than going to court. As a member of the board of directors of a local cooperative housing complex I have been advocating for the adoption of a smokefree policy for all shareholders/tenants in order to protect the health and safety of all shareholders and employees of our complex. Unfortunately, until now I have been unable to persuade a majority of my fellow board members to see the light.
With greater knowledge and awareness of the consequences of secondhand smoke exposure while living in a multiple housing unit more people should contact their board of directors/management companies to demand their proprietary lease or other governing documents be changed to establish a smokefree policy.
Not only should we be concerned about breathing the toxic secondhand smoke that enters your home and common hallways from smokers apartments, we need to be cognizant of the fire danger caused by careless smoking that results in a multitude of loss of life and property damage throughout the country. Dec 18, 2011