Gov. Andrew Cuomo reminds of the cartoon charter Wimpy who famously said, “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today” concerning how he will pick up the tab for construction of a long overdue replacement to the Tappan Zee Bridge. Neither Cuomo nor the New York State Thruway Authority has made public how they [...]
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It is a busy block as Northern Boulevard goes into Great Neck from Little Neck and for many years the border block was home to the popular Chinese restaurant Harvest Buffet. It has been totally reborn literally from top to bottom with new management and it’s terrific dining.
After decades of internal civil wars for control of the Queens County Republican Party, the most recent factions sat down for peace talks. Sadly, it is too little too late. With the recent indictments of both GOP Councilmember Dan Halloran and Queens County Republican Party Vice Chairperson Vincent Tabone, NYC Councilman Eric Ulrich is now [...]
Lauren Cornea has been a Young Democrat with the Clinton Club of Northeast Queens, which serves the neighborhoods of Auburndale, Bay Terrace, Bayside, Douglaston, Flushing, Little Neck, and Whitestone, since 2010.
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito taking credit for recent passage of a $75 billion municipal budget is nothing to be proud of. She presented the budget to her loyal flock of members just before midnight on June 25. They only had one hour to read it prior to voting at 1 a.m. on [...]
One Long Island City nonprofit will be able to keep its home after a successful online campaign.
For years Flushing has been a real estate mecca but recently it has become a main target for foreign investors outside of Manhattan. Flushing offers lower prices than Manhattan, with high density and great small business national credit potential. Retail in Flushing has become not only competitive but has served as the basis for expansion [...]
One of my favorite shows, “The Lion King,” has a powerful song that has special meaning for me, especially this past week. It’s “They Live in You.” The lyrics are, “Have faith … they live in your reflection … they live in you.” It helped me to get through the past week and helped my [...]
Why not amend NYC Council member Dan Garodnick’s bill requiring employers with 20 or more workers to sign up for transit checks to also include all 51 NYC council members, along with several hundred council staff? Council member Garodnick and his 50 colleagues can all give up their free parking spaces at City Hall. They [...]
In anticipation of NYC Parks’ World’s Fair Anniversary Festival, which will be held in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Sunday, May 18, readers of The Queens Courier have been sharing their World’s Fair memories and memorabilia with us.