Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was officially sworn into office Thursday by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Congressmember Joe Crowley
Congressmember Joe Crowley gathered with state and local elected officials, advocates and community members Friday to announce the introduction of the Silent Skies Act bill that will work to alleviate airplane noise pollution in neighborhoods surrounding LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports.
While a Queens mail processing center thought its days were numbered, the once possibly doomed facility is getting a stay of execution. The processing and distribution center, located on 20th Avenue in College Point, has over 1,000 workers and was previously expected to officially cease operations on May 14 as part of a country-wide initiative [...]
One Queens politician is attempting to boost tourism to the borough by opening the nation’s doors to more countries. Congressmember Joe Crowley recently announced he will introduce a measure in the House of Representatives that would encourage the federal government to expand its Visa Waver Program to include at least three new countries – Brazil, [...]
Two local legislators are hoping Elmhurst residents will soon be “all aboard.” Congressmember Joe Crowley and Councilmember Daniel Dromm joined MTA LIRR President Helena Williams on March 15 for a walking tour of the Elmhurst Station, which was closed and partially demolished in 1985. The officials are hoping the LIRR will consider reconstructing and reopening [...]
Local elected officials are hoping the LIRR rolls back into Elmhurst – allowing residents to ride the rails again after roughly three decades. Congressmember Joe Crowley and Councilmember Daniel Dromm have called on the MTA LIRR to reopen its Elmhurst Station, located on Broadway between Cornish and Whitney Avenues, which was closed in 1985. “Reopening [...]
Equally as striking as the monument listing the names of the 343 firefighters that sacrificed their lives on September 11, 2001 are the bricks at its base with the names of the first responders from all emergency services that died as a result of working on “the pile.” As of now, the number of first [...]