City Comptroller John Liu

Queens pols face Bronx rivals in first Battle of the Boroughs Bowl
Queens pols face Bronx rivals in first Battle of the Boroughs Bowl
Sports Liam La Guerre 10/28/2013 at 10:25AM

Politicians turned into playmakers for a special touch football game. Queens and Bronx politicians faced off in the first ever Battle of the Boroughs Bowl at Monsignor McClancy High School in East Elmhurst Sunday. The touch football event was organized to raise money by collecting donations, with all proceeds going to the United Service Organizations [...]

Liu confident going into mayoral primary
Liu confident going into mayoral primary
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 8/13/2013 at 2:15PM

This pol is out to prove the polls wrong come the fall primary. Mayoral candidate and City Comptroller John Liu still believes he can win the Democratic nomination even though recent polls put him well behind his opponents. “I have a very clear shot of winning on September 10,” said Liu when he recently sat [...]

Comptroller John Liu officially launches mayoral bid
Comptroller John Liu officially launches mayoral bid
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 3/17/2013 at 4:22PM

Comptroller and former Queens councilmember John Liu has formally kicked off his campaign for the mayor of New York City. “This can’t be the city of the rich and poor, of them and us. New York City needs to be one city. One city where everyone gets a fair wage and a fair shot,” Liu [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/21/2012 at 7:40AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 81. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 68. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT of the DAY: “The Adventures of Tintin” Come to the Little Bay Park [...]

Fresh Direct feasts on tax deal
News Steve Mosco 2/14/2012 at 12:29PM

A sweet tax subsidy deal for an online grocer is leaving some with a bitter taste in their mouths. After an announcement that seemed to imply an agreement was in the bag, the city is taking some heat for its deal with online food retailer Fresh Direct – which will receive more than $100 million [...]

Politics Aside: Watch the falling dominos
Opinion Robert Hornak 12/13/2011 at 3:58PM

Watching one of those world-record setting domino falls, where the pieces go off in all different directions and patterns, is like watching politically connected indictments in Queens these days. As the dominos fall, they get closer and closer to knocking down more elected officials. A few weeks back this column wrote about the Kool-aid many [...]