Nearly 2,000 Queens residents have signed a petition this week urging Gov. Cuomo to sign a bill aimed at keeping the waters of Jamaica Bay free of contamination.

The bill, which has now passed both houses of the Legislature twice, has two parts. One section would stop the sunset of a 2014 law that state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) sponsored preventing toxic materials from being placed in Jamaica Bay to fill pits dredged for construction. The other would make it so that any dredged material that does enter the body of water meets the federal standard.

Several days after a number of city councilmembers said the Special Flushing Waterfront District wouldn’t adequately serve the needs of the Flushing community, the development owners revealed they would dedicate space to child mentoring and s…

After Tropical Storm Isaias swept through New York City on Aug. 4, tearing down trees and power lines and leaving 73,000 Queens customers without electricity, Gov. Cuomo initiated an investigation of the failures that caused the widespread ou…

Artists have found some creative ways to add warmth to the colder months ahead, thanks to the Art in the Parks: Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park Grant.Laura Lappi’s “Hope,” top, explores issues of space and the cost of living and hou…

“This is step one, so here we are tonight kicking everything off,” said Zoe Piccolo, of the city Parks Planning Division, at the Nov. 16 Destination: Greenways! public workshop.Over 150 participants tuned in to voice their opinions and sugges…

The National Park Service recently began a pilot program to help dispose of religious offerings that Hindu groups often cast from the Joseph P. Addabbo Bridge.In an effort to stop the fruit, clay pottery and idols from washing ashore the NPS …

“For me, like most of you, Flushing is my home ... Our community is built on shared moments, not building complexes or retail centers. The proposed Special Flushing Waterfront District development is designed for wealthy families and commerci…

On Sunday, Nov. 15, state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. joined Assemblyman Mike Miller and Councilman Robert Holden to host the Lower East Side Ecology Center, an environmental group of volunteers that holds recycling events across the city, at Forest…

“He used to take us on these adventures. We used to always ride the trains either in the very front or the very back ... I’ll always remember that we would just watch the tracks,” Andrea Leff said of her late father, Bob Harris, who passed aw…

The Pfizer or Moderna vaccine could potentially protect you against Covid-19. The “Virus Shut Out Cards” you purchased through Facebook will not.Po Shan Wong and Zhen Wu of JCD Distribution Inc. were charged Nov. 10 with selling ineffective c…