LIC woman co-creates web series on living in New York City apartments


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of "Common Charges"

One new web series is opening the doors to what it is like to be a tenant in a New York City apartment building.

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De Blasio sworn in as 109th mayor of New York City


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photos via NYC Mayor's Office Flickr/Official Photos by New York City Mayor's Office

New York City’s 109th mayor, Bill de Blasio, was sworn in during a ceremony at his Park Slope, Brooklyn home just after midnight Wednesday, followed by a formal inauguration on the steps of City Hall later that day.

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Rockaway Sandy survivor to run New York City Marathon for 20th time


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of John Edwards

Rockaway Park resident John Edwards, 59, was hoping to run the ING New York City Marathon for the 20th time last year, but Mother Nature had other ideas. The race was canceled due to the massive city-wide damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. But it wasn’t a time for Edwards, who is not related to the […]

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New York City gets unique .nyc web address


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

ROSA KIM  New York City is out to conquer the digital world. City officials announced a .nyc web address for New Yorkers and businesses on Tuesday. “Having our own unique, top-level domain puts NYC at the forefront of the digital landscape and creates new opportunities for our small businesses,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “They’ll now […]

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New York City bracing for snow this weekend


| brennison@queenscourier.com

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After avoiding accumulation in Wednesday’s nor’easter, New York City is bracing for several inches of snow to coat the area this weekend. Two to four inches of snow is expected in the city, according to the National Weather Service, with the snowfall to begin after 9 a.m. before tapering off later in the day. In […]

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Frank Macchiarola, former New York City schools chancellor, dead at 71


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of St. Francis College

Former New York City Schools Chancellor Frank J. Macchiarola died on Tuesday, December 18, announced St. Francis College, his alma mater, where he served as president for 12 years, beginning in 1996. As president, Macchiarola would continuously go through student transcripts, looking to help those that seemed to be struggling and to reward others who […]

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Controversial anti-jihad ads go up in New York City subways


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Photo via Flickr/Steve Rhodes

A controversial anti-jihad ad is scheduled to be placed in subway stations around New York on Monday after an unsuccessful attempt by the MTA to have it blocked. The poster from the American Freedom Defense Initiative reads, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.  Support Israel. Defeat jihad.” […]

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The Next New York City Comptroller


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

In all the day-to-day media coverage of City Hall and municipal government, everyone is aware that current NYC Comptroller John Liu will be running for mayor in the 2013 Democratic Party primary. When it comes to discussing who might succeed Liu, there are a number of Democrats whose names come up. They include, but are […]

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AT&T gives back to New York City students


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

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Looks like they’ll be getting an upgrade. AT&T employees recently presented a check for $110,000 to Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York), a group that works to proliferate financial literacy and entrepreneurship education among New York City students. This contribution, made annually as a combined effort from more than 300 AT&T employees since […]

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New York City Spelling Bee Champ Arvind Mahankali of Queens wins for 3rd year in a row


| jlane@queenscourier.com

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First Place Winner, 12 year-old Arvind Mahankali of Junior High School 74 Nathaniel Hawthorne in Queens takes home the trophy during the 48th Annual Daily News New York Spelling Bee at Hunter College High School at 71 East 94th Street in New York, NY on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.  (Enid Alvarez/New York Daily News)

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New York City Gives Free Taxi, Livery, and Transit Rides Home For Safe Celebrating During “March Madness”


| jlane@queenscourier.com

NYC DOT GIVES FREE TAXI, LIVERY AND TRANSIT RIDES HOME FOR SAFE CELEBRATING DURING “MARCH MADNESS”   Free MetroCards, transit debit cards and new Android app put tools in New Yorkers’ hands, encourages responsible celebrating with a designated driver   New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today announced the return of […]

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20th Anniversary of the New York City Economic Development Corporation


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Is there real reason to celebrate passing of the recent 20th Anniversary for creation of the New York City Economic Development Corporation?  New York City prospered and successfully grew prior to creation of the NYC Economic Development Corporation and it’s predecessor, the NYC Public Development Corporation.  In many instances, projects supported by these government corporations have been heavily subsidized by taxpayers, […]

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New York City Council Reapportionment


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

While everyone is focusing on the pending reapportionment of the New York State Assembly, State Senate and Congressional district boundaries, there is another which will impact all 51 New York City Council districts.  It will have a direct impact on the two remaining NYC Queens GOP Councilmembers.  With Republican City Councilmember Peter Koo officially changing his […]

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[UPDATE] New York City office cleaners avoid strike


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

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[UPDATE #2] As New York City rang in the New Year, thousands of citywide workers celebrated their new and improved contracts. Negotiations concluded with an agreement to follow new four-year contracts for over 22,000 New York City office cleaners. The contracts include a 5.6 percent wage increase and bonuses totaling $1,100 as well as full employer-paid […]

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