BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER PHILIP GOLDFEDER As your assemblymember, it is my responsibility to ensure that the community’s concerns are heard. On no issue is that clearer than the Regional Plan Association’s suggested plan to the Port Authority to expand the runway at JFK International Airport into Jamaica Bay. Since the plan was first introduced in February [...]
Assemblymember Philip Goldfeder
Pol: Save Jamaica Bay from runway expansion SOUTHERN QUEENS — Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder recently sent a letter to Port Authority executives, urging them to reject proposals to expand the runway at JFK International Airport into Jamaica Bay. Port Authority executives introduced a plan back in February 2011 which included filling in a significant part of [...]
A $7 million grant will see more “green” in the Jamaica Bay marshes. The grant — provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, totaling $7,293,547.50 — will fund the restoration of approximately 50 acres of salt marshes at Yellow Bar Hassock, Senator Charles Schumer and Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder announced recently. “From Broad Channel to [...]
Rockaway residents may soon find their burdens lighter — at least while trekking across the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge. Under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal, a discount program could see Rockaway and Broad Channel residents reimbursed for their travels. Rockaway motorists with an E-Z Pass currently pay $1.19 each time they drive along the [...]
It was an afternoon full of laughs and smiles at The Howard Beach Senior Center as they held their first of two talent shows this year. Over 200 people, including Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, attended the show, which featured a variety of acts, from singing to belly dancing to stand-up comedy. Mark Frey, the executive director [...]
A plan for a greener Queens has met some opposition. The Institute for Rational Mobility, a non-profit group of transit advocates, disapproves of the construction of a greenway along three miles of abandoned railway stretching from Rego Park to Ozone Park. They feel the train tracks, which have remained idle for 50 years, would better [...]
After touring Resorts World New York City on October 3, Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder (left) and Senator Joseph Addabbo (right) learned the Racino — set to open on October 28 — was up to speed with construction. They also previewed other amenities separate from the casino, including an indoor parking lot and family-friendly restaurants.