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 [...]
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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 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 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.
Borough President Melinda Katz has picked Deborah Dillingham of Forest Hills to serve on the city’s Panel for Educational Policy.
Dmytro Fedkowskyj, a former member of the city’s Panel for Education Policy (PEP), is considering running against Assemblymember Margaret Markey.
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, [...]
The Queens Borough Board approved the $1.5 million sale of a vacant Flushing lot Monday, during its first meeting of the year.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was officially sworn into office Thursday by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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.