Councilmember Daniel Dromm

Workers left unemployed for Christmas after Trade Fair abruptly closes
Workers left unemployed for Christmas after Trade Fair abruptly closes
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 12/17/2013 at 3:33PM

Rafael Polanco is going to have to tell his two children that Christmas this year might come without presents.
The East Elmhurst resident, along with 49 other union workers, all lost their jobs on Tuesday, December 10 when the Trade Fair Supermarket on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights closed its doors abruptly without giving the workers any notice.

Local advocates march for Queens Boulevard safety improvements
Local advocates march for Queens Boulevard safety improvements
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 12/16/2013 at 5:04PM

Members of Transportation Alternatives’ (T.A.) Queens Activist Committee and residents gathered on Saturday, December 14 to march down Queens Boulevard during the “Winter Wander” Rally to call for a safer thoroughfare. The advocates called for a redesign of the strip with pedestrian safety improvements, dedicated lanes for Select Bus Service (SBS) and protected bike lanes.

Elmhurst vigil marks one month since Typhoon Haiyan
Elmhurst vigil marks one month since Typhoon Haiyan
West Angy Altamirano 12/10/2013 at 10:47AM

Local elected officials gathered with members of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) at St. James Episcopal Church in Elmhurst on Sunday, December 8 to mark the one month anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan. It is reported to be the deadliest typhoon to hit the Philippine region, affecting more than 12 million people and leaving many in need of water, food, and medical supplies.

Famous Famiglia opens at Jackson Heights subway station
Famous Famiglia opens at Jackson Heights subway station
Business Angy Altamirano 12/09/2013 at 4:31PM

Famous Famiglia pizzeria opened its doors on Monday, December 9 at the subway station on 75th Street and Roosevelt Avenue together with local elected officials, family and friends. The pizza chain beat out a total of 12 other proposals which vied to call the vacant 4,000-square-foot space home in 2010, after the MTA advertised a new request for proposals. Famous Famiglia won and signed a lease in 2011.

Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths
Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/13/2013 at 4:02PM

It was the final straw, and now the Jackson Heights and Corona communities are saying no more. Family members of traffic accident victims, local elected officials and community members gathered Tuesday night to set off the inaugural action known as “Three Children Too Many.” The group marched down Northern Boulevard, then 82nd Street, stopping to [...]

Jackson Heights plaza to get $500K in enhancements
West Angy Altamirano 10/23/2013 at 11:02AM

One Jackson Heights plaza is getting a little extra help to fully shine in the community. Councilmember Daniel Dromm recently announced he will allocate $500,000 in capital funds for enhancements to the 37th Road Pedestrian Plaza known as Diversity Plaza. “Diversity Plaza has become an integral part of our community,” said Dromm. “These improvements will [...]