Assemblymember Michael Simanowitz

Children rally to save Pomonok after-school program from shutting down
Children rally to save Pomonok after-school program from shutting down
News Sarah Yu 5/23/2012 at 5:05PM

Children, parents and politicians rallied recently against the closing of after-school programs at the Pomonok Center at the Queens Community House. The center offers a free after-school program for children from grades kindergarten to sixth that includes homework help, arts and crafts, fitness, character development and team-building games. “I worry that without such a program [...]

‘Offensive’ billboard taken down
‘Offensive’ billboard taken down
News Melissa Chan 3/21/2012 at 1:05PM

A shot at advertising for one vodka company didn’t go down as smoothly as planned. A Willets Point billboard — declared offensive by local leaders — read “Escort Quality, Hooker Pricing.” The provocative message, officials feared, could potentially reverse efforts and resources put into developing the area into a residential, retail center for families. The [...]

Waste transfer station meets with opposition
Waste transfer station meets with opposition
News Michael Pantelidis 1/11/2012 at 12:30PM

A local advocacy group is hoping the city trashes its plans for a waste transfer station near LaGuardia Airport – which it says attracts flying objects other than planes. The members of Friends of LaGuardia Airport believe the North Shore Marine Transfer Station, which is currently under construction in College Point and expected to be [...]

Thanking the men and women in blue
Thanking the men and women in blue
News Queens Courier Staff 11/29/2011 at 9:49AM

102nd Precinct Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill East, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and the Northern part of Ozone Park Assemblymember Michael Simanowitz and the Richmond Hill Block Association’s Simcha Waisman delivered Thanksgiving dinner to officers at the 102nd Precinct, including Executive Officer Captain Martin Briffa on Thanksgiving Day.