Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was officially sworn into office Thursday by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Alexandra Rosa, the right-hand woman to the last two Queens borough presidents, is retiring after 30 years in Borough Hall.
BY CLAIRE SHULMAN Why the borough president, I am asked. The 1989 Charter has the council voting on both land use and budgets, so what do you do to warrant the existence of the office? I will tell you. I can best describe it by telling you what we did before and after the 1989 [...]
A television segment made famous by late mayor Ed Koch, NY1’s “Wise Guys” is going to get a new featured politician, former Borough President Claire Shulman. Airing Tuesdays at 7 and 10 p.m. “Wise Guys” appears on the cable channel’s hour-long political news and opinion program “Road To City Hall,” hosted by Errol Louis. Schulman, [...]
BY CLAIRE SHULMAN Welcome to my bridge! Welcome to my bridge! That was Ed Koch, son of Polish immigrants, who became the mayor of the world’s greatest city. That same opportunity exists today and continues to attract immigrants to our shores looking for a better life. After serving in the Council and Congress, Ed became [...]
Three city development corporations have admitted to illegally lobbying the City Council to win approval of their favored projects, including a much-contested plan to revamp Willets Point, the state attorney general said. The city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the Flushing Willets Point Corona Local Development Corporation (FWCLDC) — headed by former borough president Claire Shulman [...]
The Friends of Pomonok Library recently honored former Assemblymember Nettie Mayersohn.