Author Archives: Ricky Casiano

A welcoming sign in Richmond Hill


| rcasiano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Ricky Casiano  The “Welcome to Richmond Hill” sign stands on a triangle at an intersection between Liberty Avenue and 133rd Street.

State Senator Joseph Addabbo and community leaders unveiled a new sign on Monday, November 7, welcoming all of Queens to Richmond Hill. The “Welcome to Richmond Hill” sign stands on a triangle at an intersection between Liberty Avenue and 133rd Street. Local realtor Romeo Hitlall worked for four-and-a-half years with Addabbo and others to put […]

Read More ...

Roosevelt Island may go high-tech


| rcasiano@queenscourier.com

Queens elected officials voiced their support for the city’s plans to bring a new hi-tech science campus to nearby Roosevelt Island. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney spoke in Long Island City with community leaders in support of the city site as the best place to house the new campuses for Cornell or Stanford University – two schools […]

Read More ...

Queens schools get great report card


| rcasiano@queenscourier.com

Students in Queens may have a leg up when it comes to learning. According to a progress report by the Department of Education (DOE), public schools in Queens were ranked the best in the city. Queens had the highest percentage of schools in New York that received an “A” in the 2011 progress reports released […]

Read More ...

Heating season begins


| rcasiano@queenscourier.com

As temperatures dip, the city is making sure that Queens apartment dwellers stay nice and toasty. Heating season kicked off on Saturday, October 1, and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is urging landlords in Queens and throughout the city to provide adequate heat in their residential buildings. HPD Commissioner […]

Read More ...

MTA ‘On the Go’ Info


| rcasiano@queenscourier.com

doc4e7a418ed2233873134163

The MTA is testing touch-screen displays that would be installed at subway stations in the city, including one in Queens, in an effort to provide commuters with easier access to vital information without the need of a computer. So far, one On the Go! Travel Station is up in Manhattan and four more will be […]

Read More ...