Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder

Pol wants quicker Sandy recovery from state agency
Pol wants quicker Sandy recovery from state agency
South Maggie Hayes 12/30/2013 at 2:30PM

The push for quicker Sandy recovery continues, and now the pressure is on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder requested Joe Martens, DEC Commissioner, and the agency expedite all “permits related to recovery projects in the Sandy-damaged communities of southern Queens” to “wherever possible.” “Our families are working [...]

Queens College to study options for abandoned Rockaway Beach line
Queens College to study options for abandoned Rockaway Beach line
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 11/25/2013 at 3:55PM

Transportation advocates have had resurrection on the mind for the abandoned Rockaway Beach line (RBL), and are now getting local support to see if their vision can become a reality. Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder announced on Monday that Queens College will undertake a study to assess the proposed options for the tracks. Along with a rail [...]

Pol asks AG to investigate Sandy contractor fraud
News Maggie Hayes 11/19/2013 at 11:54AM

Sandy brought a wave of fraudulent fixes to south Queens, and one elected official wants them wiped out. Following the superstorm, many affected residents fell victim to fraudulent contractors who “promised to rebuild their homes, but have either left before completing the job or disappeared with [their] deposit without performing the necessary repairs,” said Assemblymember [...]

106th Precinct gets backup
106th Precinct gets backup
South Maggie Hayes 11/08/2013 at 1:39PM

Backup is here, as the 106th Precinct added 16 new cops recently. “They are a most welcomed addition to the community and we are very happy to have them,” said Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, the precinct’s Commanding Officer. The precinct, which encompasses Ozone Park, Lindenwood and Howard Beach, has experienced an increase in car thefts [...]

Speed board installed near Lindenwood’s P.S. 232
Speed board installed near Lindenwood’s P.S. 232
News Maggie Hayes 10/16/2013 at 3:08PM

Speeders take note and slow down. A new mobile speed board has been installed across the street from P.S. 232 in Lindenwood, right outside the bustling Lindenwood Shopping Center on 153rd Avenue. “The Department of Transportation (DOT) has finally responded to our concerns,” said Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, who requested a “traffic calming device” be brought [...]

Pols: Fast track Rockaway boardwalk study
Pols: Fast track Rockaway boardwalk study
South Maggie Hayes 10/08/2013 at 10:56AM

The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation unveiled its plans to rebuild the boardwalk after it was destroyed by Sandy almost a year ago. The plans, however, do not include a seawall along Rockaway Beach – something the coastline community has been requesting for years. “The first priority must be the safety and security of [...]

MTA plan includes restoring Rockaway Beach Rail Line
MTA plan includes restoring Rockaway Beach Rail Line
South Maggie Hayes 10/07/2013 at 1:38PM

The Rockaway rail line will soon be back on track. The MTA released its 20-Year Capital Needs Assessment, which includes the restoration of the Rockaway Beach Rail Line. “This report is a huge step forward,” said Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder. Goldfeder petitioned Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Port Authority and MTA last year in hopes of bringing [...]

Howard Beach gets new senior housing location
South Maggie Hayes 9/01/2013 at 1:11PM

Howard Beach is home to a new senior housing location, providing more than 80 units of affordable housing for the elderly. Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development and Management Corporation, a century-old organization, has various housing sites through Brooklyn and Queens and recently completed renovations at the Cross Bay Boulevard location, formerly the Fineson Center. [...]

Rockaway ferry service extended through January
Rockaway ferry service extended through January
South Maggie Hayes 8/21/2013 at 1:01PM

Ferry service between the Rockaways and Manhattan has been extended yet again, all the way through to next year, January 31, said Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday. This is the third extension for the water travel service, which most recently was pushed through the summer to Labor Day. Since its initial launch in November post-Sandy, [...]