Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley

More shops, other changes coming to Atlas Park
More shops, other changes coming to Atlas Park
Business Maggie Hayes 4/02/2013 at 2:03PM

A Glendale shopping center is scheduled for a makeover, ready for residents to enjoy this coming summer. The Shops at Atlas Park, which has struggled in recent years, announced the addition of two popular retail stores, Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe. Construction has also begun to update the property’s signature Center Green open space. “We [...]

Firefighters help fellow FDNY members still recovering from Sandy
Firefighters help fellow FDNY members still recovering from Sandy
Southwest Maggie Hayes 2/13/2013 at 1:17PM

Firefighters, despite their ever-heroic actions, were not spared during Sandy’s rage. Many active and retired members of the FDNY lost their homes during the storm, and the Friends of Firefighters (FoF), a nonprofit group that offers wellness services for firefighters and their families, opened up an additional location in Glendale to care for those in [...]

Study to see if power lines should be underground
Study to see if power lines should be underground
Southwest Maggie Hayes 2/13/2013 at 10:28AM

When storms rip through the borough, areas such as Middle Village are subject to countless power outages. But new legislation could provide a solution. The bill, recently passed by the City Council, allows the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability (OLTPS) to conduct a study to determine whether power lines can be moved underground, protecting [...]

Final redistricting lines released
Final redistricting lines released
Politics Terence M. Cullen 2/06/2013 at 9:21AM

The final district lines that will go before the City Council were released on Monday, February 4, with moderate changes to the map that was released just two months ago. The new maps were released two days before the Districting Commission was to vote on the lines and discuss the changes district-by-district and borough-by-borough. Several [...]

Record low fire fatalities, ambulance response time in 2012
Record low fire fatalities, ambulance response time in 2012
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/07/2013 at 3:16PM

Last year was a banner year for public safety, say officials. In 2012, the FDNY had the fewest civilian fire deaths and fastest average ambulance response times for life-threatening medical emergencies in New York City history, announced Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano. “With record low number of murders and shootings and the [...]

Civic Virtue statue leaves Queens
Civic Virtue statue leaves Queens
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 12/17/2012 at 11:43AM

The controversial statue, officially called “Triumph of Civic Virtue,” which stirred debate for the last few years, was hoisted from its pedestal on Queens Boulevard just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 15 as bystanders looked on — many of whom were saddened by the action. It has been moved to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn [...]

BOE mailers gave wrong poll sites
BOE mailers gave wrong poll sites
Politics Terence M. Cullen 9/06/2012 at 12:26PM

Some mailers sent out by the Board of Elections (BOE) last month telling voters they had new stations may have given the incorrect address, officials said. Mailers had originally been sent out to inform voters that some stations had changed in correspondence with new district lines. A number of these sites were wrong. The BOE [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/27/2012 at 7:47AM

Rangel, Long, Meng, Jeffries, Velazquez Declared Winners In Primaries  According to AP numbers as of 12:30 a.m., Meng had 51 percent of the vote with 89 percent of precincts reporting. Assemblyman Rory Lancman had 28 percent, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley had 16 percent and Dr. Robert Mittman had 5 percent. Read more: [NY1]  Rapper 50 Cent [...]

Social Security at center of 6th District contention
Social Security at center of 6th District contention
News Melissa Chan 6/13/2012 at 11:50AM

A congressional candidate — who dubbed himself the sole fighter for the Millionaire’s Tax last week — set himself apart from his Democratic primary opponents once more by saying he is “the only candidate” in the race with a real plan to save Social Security. “Social Security is in crisis,” said Assemblymember Rory Lancman, who [...]

6th District candidates debate hot-button issues
6th District candidates debate hot-button issues
News Melissa Chan 5/23/2012 at 3:10PM

The six 6th District congressional candidates mildly duked it out for the first time during a forum in Flushing — addressing hot-button city, state and national issues, like plans to fix the flailing economy and stances on immigration reform. The hopefuls — Green Party’s Evergreen Chou, Democratic primary runners Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, Assemblymember Rory Lancman, [...]