Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder

QueensWay study moving forward
QueensWay study moving forward
South Maggie Hayes 8/21/2013 at 10:41AM

Over three miles of abandoned railway could become the much-debated, yet eagerly anticipated, QueensWay Park for the borough. The nonprofit Trust for Public Land introduced a design team on Tuesday, August 20 set to study the 3.5-mile greenway that was once the Rockaway Beach LIRR line, running from Rego Park to Ozone Park. If approved [...]

Officials detail sand restoration plan for Rockaway Beach
Officials detail sand restoration plan for Rockaway Beach
South Maggie Hayes 8/16/2013 at 3:46PM

Rockaway Beach is coming back, potentially better than before. Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined the Army Corps of Engineers, city agency officials and various elected officials on Thursday, August 15 to detail the sand restoration plan for Rockaway Beach. The plan’s first phase will replenish 600,000 cubic yards of sand, while the second phase restores 3.5 [...]

Resorts World Casino welcomes full-time subway stop
Resorts World Casino welcomes full-time subway stop
South Maggie Hayes 8/13/2013 at 3:51PM

This “one-of-a-kind destination” now has one-of-a-kind ease of access. Resorts World Casino celebrated the grand opening of the $15 million subway station at the Aqueduct Racetrack, complete with a walkway to the casino. “By plane, train or automobile, the excitement of Resorts World Casino is now accessible to all,” said Edward Farrell, president of Resorts [...]

Stringer wants to create Sandy Audit Bureau if elected comptroller
Stringer wants to create Sandy Audit Bureau if elected comptroller
Politics Maggie Hayes 8/07/2013 at 12:14PM

Manhattan Borough President and City Comptroller candidate Scott Stringer announced a plan to create a Sandy Audit Bureau within the Comptroller’s office if elected. The Sandy unit, a team of “professionals and experts,” would track the incoming $15 billion in federal aid and ensure the post-storm recovery money is spent “wisely and efficiently.” Stringer said [...]

Program may bring $100 million to help rebuild Sandy-damaged southern Queens
South Maggie Hayes 8/01/2013 at 3:29PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program could bring roughly $100 million to help southern Queens rebuild bigger and better after Sandy. Rockaway is set to receive $60 million, $13 million for Broad Channel and $20 million for Howard Beach and Hamilton Beach for “protection funding,” said Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder. However, through this [...]

LIPA instituting Sandy fixes
LIPA instituting Sandy fixes
South Maggie Hayes 7/22/2013 at 2:13PM

Nearly nine months after Sandy, LIPA facilities are still coming back online. During the storm, five of the energy company’s substations on the Rockaway Peninsula took on water damage, shutting down the area’s power and leaving residents in the dark until repairs were made. “It’s still a work in progress,” said Nick Lizanich, LIPA’s vice [...]

Cuomo passes bill to make rebuilding easier for Breezy Point residents
Cuomo passes bill to make rebuilding easier for Breezy Point residents
South Maggie Hayes 7/15/2013 at 12:43PM

Sandy left 135 homes incinerated and hundreds more damaged by flooding. Governor Andrew Cuomo passed a bill on Thursday, July 10 that will allow affected residents to waive the Board of Standard and Appeals (BSA) process and allow them to rebuild immediately. “Before today, Breezy Point residents faced the prospect of waiting up to a [...]

Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder to launch mobile office tour
Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder to launch mobile office tour
Politics Maggie Hayes 7/12/2013 at 10:48AM

Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder is once again taking his office on the road. “I understand residents don’t always have the time to drop by my district offices, especially as they rebuild after Sandy, which is why I’m bringing my office to them,” Goldfeder said. The Assemblymember and his office will launch their mobile office tour across [...]

South Queens residents seek help at post-Sandy town hall
South Queens residents seek help at post-Sandy town hall
South Maggie Hayes 7/01/2013 at 2:54PM

Carl Teresa drained his retirement savings to pay for Sandy home damages and is tired of getting the runaround from city and state agencies, he said. Eight months after the storm, south Queens is still not whole, and Teresa said he is just one of many still struggling. Homeowners gathered at a town hall forum [...]

State Legislature restores cuts for disabled services
News Maggie Hayes 6/26/2013 at 4:57PM

It was a reversal of fortune. A $120 million cut to the Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) would have left programs shorthanded, officials said. But the state legislature eliminated the threat and voted unanimously to fully restore what was lost. The Assembly voted last week to appropriate $90 million for OPWDD. That was [...]