Eight trustees of the Queens Library were banished from the board in a sudden email blitz Wednesday. Six members were dismissed by Borough President Melinda Katz and Mayor Bill de Blasio cut loose two board members.
Thousands flocked to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the site of the 1939-40 and 1964-65 World’s Fairs, to honor the 75th and 50th anniversaries through a myriad of free activities, exhibitions and various food.
The season of celebrations of community leaders is in full swing and I had the privilege of a “front row” seat at many this past week. It began with the mayor coming to the Queens Museum, where I serve on the board that is led by Peter Meyer, to announce that our executive director Tom Finkelpearl has been appointed Commissioner of Cultural Affairs, an […]
TODAY’S FORECAST: Wednesday: Cloudy with occasional light rain during the afternoon. High 54. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Wednesday night: Rain…changing to light snow overnight. Low 24. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 90%
When I was raising my four children and working at the same time, I always worried about what they were doing after school. Guilt was part of my everyday. But when they were engaged in after school programs I knew they were safe and I could relax. So when I was invited to a fund […]
It was a tough first week in January, losing so many people dear to me, but then there was the elation and celebration of seeing the third woman in over three decades take the reins of our borough of Queens. This was followed by hearing that a beloved photographer, always on the scene, Ira Cohen, […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: ‘POLITICS FROM HERE’ WILL BE A WEEKLY COLUMN PRESENTED IN OUR PAPERS AND ONLINE Among journalists, leaving the fourth estate to work the media in government or business is referred to as, “going over to the dark side.” I’ve spent the last couple of years as a Director of Communications with the New York […]