Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/27/2013 at 7:25AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Sunshine to start, then a few afternoon clouds. High 39. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 32. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: ReMake the Holidays Build and animate a new version of the holiday [...]

Op-ed: Support programs that boost our economy
News Op-Ed 12/26/2013 at 4:27PM

ASSEMBLYMEMBER NILY ROZIC One by one, each student marched his way up to the front of the room to receive certificates of completion, each with a sense of accomplishment and hopefulness. One by one, each member of the cohort recounting stories of the past couple of weeks that gave them a second chance. It was [...]

City officials announce new pay-by-phone parking program
City officials announce new pay-by-phone parking program
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 12/26/2013 at 4:18PM

City residents can soon pay for parking on-the-go, officials said Thursday. Motorists will be able to pay for parking via cell phone and also online at all 14,000 city parking meters, taking away the need to place paper receipts on dashboards. The Department of Transportation (DOT), NYPD and Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the new program [...]

Bloomberg gets ‘#1 Grandpa’ mug at LIC firehouse
Bloomberg gets ‘#1 Grandpa’ mug at LIC firehouse
West Angy Altamirano 12/26/2013 at 3:01PM

A day after his daughter reportedly gave birth to a son on Christmas Eve, the first grandchild for the mayor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited firefighters of Engine 258/Ladder 115 in Long Island City to thank them for working on Christmas Day.

Lighting up the Hell Gate
Letters Letters 12/26/2013 at 11:43AM

In the “bad” old days, people would drive to Shore Boulevard in Astoria Park, and instead of seeing the beautiful skyline that we enjoy today, would be invariably drawn to the 13 story, at its track base, behemoth full of graffiti that was the base of the Hell Gate Bridge, and the whole experience was [...]

A question of wealth
Letters Letters 12/26/2013 at 11:41AM

Our leaders, with their laws, regulations, and executive orders mandating the “greater good” are dismantling the Constitution and nullifying the Bill of Rights. Successful, wealthy persons are labeled greedy “one percenters;” “rich” is equated with evil, and the term “individualist” has become synonymous with “sociopath” or selfish. An overzealous compassion has created burgeoning unsustainable entitlements [...]