City Council

Melissa Mark-Viverito elected as next City Council Speaker
Melissa Mark-Viverito elected as next City Council Speaker
Central Maggie Hayes 1/08/2014 at 2:18PM

Melissa Mark-Viverito was unanimously elected as the next City Council Speaker Wednesday by the 51-member body, becoming the second most powerful politician in the city and the first Latin-American to take the spot. “We will work together, because that is what New Yorkers expect and that is what New Yorkers deserve,” she said. “We unite [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2013 at 8:04AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Thursday: A mix of clouds and sun. High 41. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Thursday night: Cloudy. Low 36. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: New Sounds of East and West Set in a quaint, Gothic style church, Project Hansori’s concert will present new original music centered on Asian-infused jazz. [...]

Melissa Mark-Viverito says she has support to become next City Council speaker
Melissa Mark-Viverito says she has support to become next City Council speaker
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2013 at 7:43AM

Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito is claiming she will have enough votes in the City Council to become its next speaker. In a statement issued Wednesday night, Mark-Viverito, who represents District 8, said she has the backing of 30 councilmembers and councilmembers-elect, including Queens members Daniel Dromm, Julissa Ferreras, Daneek Miller, Donovan Richards, Eric Ulrich and Jimmy [...]

Costa Constantinides sworn into City Council
Costa Constantinides sworn into City Council
Politics Queens Courier Staff 12/11/2013 at 1:17PM

Councilmember Costa Constantinides was officially sworn into the City Council Tuesday by City Clerk Michael McSweeney. He will begin his term Jan. 1 Constantinides, who represents District 22, was joined by Councilmember James Gennaro. The date for his inauguration ceremony in Astoria is still to be determined.   RECOMMENDED STORIES City Council passes Ozone Park rezoning [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/11/2013 at 7:53AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Sunny to partly cloudy. High 31. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low 23. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: New York Voices — Vocal Jazz Quartet — 25th Anniversary Celebration Hear the incredible vocal jazz of this world renowned quartet — the [...]

City Council passes Ozone Park rezoning
City Council passes Ozone Park rezoning
South Maggie Hayes 12/10/2013 at 7:14PM

The City Council passed a change in Ozone Park’s zoning map Tuesday to reflect the neighborhood’s building patterns. Now, the zoning mandates will reinforce the area’s one- and-two-family residential homes and direct new residential and mixed-use developments to more commercial locations. “The new zoning enacted into law today will protect Ozone Park from overdevelopment and help [...]

Attorney Munir Avery to run for State Senator Malcolm Smith’s seat
Attorney Munir Avery to run for State Senator Malcolm Smith’s seat
Politics Maggie Hayes 12/10/2013 at 4:14PM

Munir Avery announced he will be the first challenger for State Senator Malcolm Smith’s seat in the 2014 election. “I was born and raised in Queens Village, and I want to continue to serve my community. I want to bring the services to my community,” said the attorney. Smith, who was indicted in April for [...]