City Council Speaker Christine Quinn

Former Councilmember Sal Albanese kicks off mayoral campaign
Former Councilmember Sal Albanese kicks off mayoral campaign
Politics Terence M. Cullen 2/05/2013 at 4:38PM

Former Councilmember Sal Albanese, who recently announced he’s running for mayor as an independent Democrat, has high hopes for improving public safety and the city’s education system. Albanese, who represented mostly Bay Ridge for 14 years, said he was building a campaign based on voter needs and not special interest groups. “We’re building a grass-roots [...]

Queens celebrates Winter Pride
Queens celebrates Winter Pride
News Alexa Altman 1/31/2013 at 4:08PM

Hundreds gathered at the Astoria World Manor to fete distinguished guests at the Queens Pride Committee’s 20th annual Winter Pride event. The January 26 gala, which honored Congressmember Grace Meng, Dr. Marjorie Hill and Out Astoria, raised funds to support the Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade and Multi-Cultural Festival as well as a film [...]

Queens businesses fear 7 subway suspension may hurt profits
Queens businesses fear 7 subway suspension may hurt profits
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 1/03/2013 at 1:34PM

Once more, western Queens business owners could potentially say goodbye to a profitable winter. The No. 7 line weekend service between Queens and Manhattan is being suspended until the end of March, and many area business owners fear that this will affect the influx of customers they usually get. The award-winning Chocolate Factory Theater in [...]

New campaign helps small businesses impacted by Sandy
New campaign helps small businesses impacted by Sandy
Business Danielle Petrovich 12/11/2012 at 11:47AM

In an effort to help small businesses that have been affected by Sandy, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn joined forces with the Department of Small Business Services to launch the “Support NYC Small Business” campaign. This new promotional campaign encourages locals and tourists to shop in New York City neighborhoods that were hit hardest by [...]

Report: Bloomberg asks Hillary Clinton to run for mayor
Report: Bloomberg asks Hillary Clinton to run for mayor
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 12/04/2012 at 10:59AM

Although she is stepping down as secretary of state at the end of President Obama’s first term, Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t want Hillary Clinton to end her political career. More specifically, he thinks she should replace him as New York City’s mayor. According to the New York Times, a few months ago Bloomberg called up the [...]

Lawsuit against LIPA to be filed Tuesday
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/13/2012 at 12:21PM

A class action lawsuit against the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and National Grid, which manages LIPA’s grid, is expected to be filed Tuesday, claiming breach of contract, gross negligence and fraud for the utility’s response to Sandy-related outages, according to multiple reports. Two Nassau county customers have already joined the lawsuit, reported CBS New York. [...]

Quinn announces free legal services for immigrants
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/04/2012 at 6:05PM

Starting October 1, 30 locations throughout the five boroughs will offer free legal services for immigrants. “Thousands of immigrants who contribute to our economy, our culture, our city are often unable to pursue full citizenship because of prohibitive legal costs,” said Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who announced the services  Monday. Quinn, who was joined by [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/03/2012 at 11:48AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 79. Winds from the SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and rain showers after midnight. Low of 72. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall [...]

20th Annual Queens Pride Parade held in Jackson Heights
20th Annual Queens Pride Parade held in Jackson Heights
News Alexa Altman 6/04/2012 at 4:34PM

Jackson Heights bursted with pride during the 20th annual Queens Pride Parade & Multicultural Festival, hosted by the Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee. Allies and members of the gay community came out for the borough’s biggest pride event on Sunday, June 3. Openly gay Councilmembers Daniel Dromm and Jimmy Van Bramer and City Council [...]

6th District candidates pick up endorsements
News Melissa Chan 4/20/2012 at 12:43PM

Candidates in the buzzing 6th Congressional District race have rolled out more boosts to their campaigns. Councilmember Dan Halloran picked up support from the Uniformed Fire Marshals Association, while Assemblymember Rory Lancman got the backing of the Communications Workers of America, District 1. Contending for the same seat, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley got a leg up [...]