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A whirlwind week of celebrations
A whirlwind week of celebrations
Victoria's Secrets Victoria Schneps 4/18/2014 at 2:37PM

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 [...]

Ex-BP Marshall urges prudence in Queens Library changes
Letters Letters 4/17/2014 at 2:35PM

I am writing to echo the Queens Courier editorial which highlights the effective leadership of Queens Library President & CEO Tom Galante and its caution against a rush to judgment regarding the Library. Over the past several weeks, I have been troubled by the assault on the reputation of this vital institution. Serious questions have been raised which deserve [...]

Give David Weprin credit for the original idea
Penner's Pen Larry Penner 4/15/2014 at 11:56AM

Give credit where credit is due. New York state Sen. Tony Avella recently called for a new police precinct. When New York State Assemblymember David Weprin was chairperson of the New York City Finance Committee from 2002 to 2009, he advocated creation of the new 116th Precinct out of the existing 105th NYPD Precinct, before [...]

Flushing Town Hall completes $1.2M renovation
Flushing Town Hall completes $1.2M renovation
Northeast Liam La Guerre 3/18/2014 at 1:42PM

Flushing Town Hall recently reopened after a $1.2 million interior renovation. The event space now has new flooring in the hallways and the gift shop, a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC) throughout the building, and new floors and chairs in the theatre, which seats 308.

The roller coaster we call life
The roller coaster we call life
Victoria's Secrets Victoria Schneps 1/17/2014 at 11:22AM

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, [...]

Scobee Diner site plans move forward
Scobee Diner site plans move forward
Northeast Melissa Chan 1/07/2014 at 4:46PM

The city’s Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) has approved a variance that would pave the way for a new building at the former Scobee Diner site in Little Neck.