Borough President Helen Marshall

Officials to fight Queens Library cuts
Officials to fight Queens Library cuts
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 5/08/2013 at 11:10AM

The city’s executive budget includes $100 million in cuts to libraries across all five boroughs, slashing $29.6 million from Queens libraries alone. “If that proposal were to become reality, the impact [is] unthinkable,” said Thomas Galante, president and CEO of Queens Library. The cut marks a 35-percent decrease from current funding, will cause 428 layoffs, [...]

Borough President backs National Tennis Center expansion
Borough President backs National Tennis Center expansion
News Terence M. Cullen 4/09/2013 at 3:20PM

Borough President Helen Marshall is recommending the city and state go forward with proposed expansions at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Marshall’s Borough Board was one councilmember short at the Monday, April 8 meeting to take a vote, thus forcing her to give her ultimate “yes” recommendation. “While the Borough Board is not [...]

SculptureCenter expansion breaks ground
SculptureCenter expansion breaks ground
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 4/05/2013 at 8:47AM

Artists and audiences alike will soon have more space at the SculptureCenter in Long Island City. On Tuesday, April 2, Sascha Bauer, chair of the center’s board of trustees; Mary Ceruti, executive director and chief curator; Borough President Helen Marshall, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and Kate Levin, commissioner for the New York City Department of [...]

Borough President candidates making the rounds
Borough President candidates making the rounds
Politics Queens Courier Staff 3/29/2013 at 10:43AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Borough President candidates are blazing through Queens, participating in forums and allowing the community to hear their positions. The six Democrats hoping to replace current Borough President Helen Marshall most recently gathered at the Hollis Hills Jewish Center in Fresh Meadows and attended the Ridgewood Democratic Club’s monthly meeting. State Senators Tony [...]

Queens Museum of Art to change name, expand
Queens Museum of Art to change name, expand
Arts & Music Maggie Hayes 3/27/2013 at 3:11PM

The Queens Museum of Art (QMA) is getting a major makeover. This fall, the international art space will double in size and shorten its name. “This is a time of tremendous change for the Queens Museum,” said executive director Tom Finkelpearl. Come October, the institution will total 105,000-square-feet. It will have new galleries, artist studios, [...]

Approved Willets Point plan to go through rigorous review
Approved Willets Point plan to go through rigorous review
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 3/19/2013 at 6:36PM

Redevelopment of Willets Point will now go through a rigorous review process after its study was approved by the Department of City Planning (DCP). The plan, approved by DCP on Monday, March 18, will first go to Community Board 7, which includes Willets Point, for an advisory vote. Borough President Helen Marshall will then get [...]

Maspeth community welcomes new high school site
Maspeth community welcomes new high school site
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 2/25/2013 at 5:05PM

A year after its opening, Maspeth High School now has a new, state-of-the art building to call home. The Maspeth community welcomed the new school building to the neighborhood in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, February 25, with Borough President Helen Marshall, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, various elected officials and school administrators. [...]

Queens DOT commissioner retires
Queens DOT commissioner retires
News Melissa Chan 1/16/2013 at 4:24PM

The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Queens commissioner has retired. Maura McCarthy has stepped down from her post after six years of service on Friday, January 11. The lifelong Queens resident oversaw transportation services in the borough, serving as the community liaison for the agency and working with police to identify accident-prone locations, especially those near [...]

NYHQ celebrates ER expansion
NYHQ celebrates ER expansion
Health Sarah Yu 7/04/2012 at 7:46AM

New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) just keeps growing. On Monday, June 25, hospital administrators and elected officials such as Senator Toby Stavisky, Borough President Helen Marshall and Councilmember Peter Koo proudly cut the ribbon to celebrate the completion of the latest expansion of the emergency room. Earlier this year, NYHQ celebrated the opening of its [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/22/2012 at 7:15AM

Heat Brings Outages, Voltage Reductions To Some; Fun To Others The second day of near-triple-digit temperatures brought power outages and voltage reductions to thousands across the city. As of 10 p.m. Thursday evening, Con Edison is reporting more than 2,500 outages across the five boroughs. 1,019 of those outages are in Brooklyn, while 906 are [...]