Councilmember Eric Ulrich

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 [...]

Board of Elections certifies Ulrich victory
Board of Elections certifies Ulrich victory
Politics Maggie Hayes 12/04/2013 at 2:53PM

Nearly a month after voters cast their ballots, City Councilmember Eric Ulrich has been certified by the Board of Elections (BOE) as the official victor in the race for District 32. The Republican beat his opponent, District Leader Lew Simon, with 10,488 votes compared to Simon’s 9,080, a difference of 1,408 votes, according to the [...]

Mayor Bloomberg signs building code bills
Mayor Bloomberg signs building code bills
News Maggie Hayes 11/25/2013 at 1:35PM

Living and working in Queens flood zones will be safer thanks to new building codes and zoning resolutions recently signed into law. Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed several bills intended to strengthen the city’s infrastructure on November 20. Councilmember Eric Ulrich sponsored one bill he hopes will ensure that future construction meets “the highest level of [...]

Lew Simon still not conceding District 32 race
Lew Simon still not conceding District 32 race
Politics Maggie Hayes 11/13/2013 at 4:54PM

The race for City Council District 32 has yet to be certified, and candidate Lew Simon is still holding onto the possibility of a victory. Following Election Day, the Board of Elections’ (BOE) unofficial results show the incumbent, Councilmember Eric Ulrich, winning by 1,138 votes on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines. Democrat Lew [...]

106th Precinct gets backup
106th Precinct gets backup
South Maggie Hayes 11/08/2013 at 1:39PM

Backup is here, as the 106th Precinct added 16 new cops recently. “They are a most welcomed addition to the community and we are very happy to have them,” said Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, the precinct’s Commanding Officer. The precinct, which encompasses Ozone Park, Lindenwood and Howard Beach, has experienced an increase in car thefts [...]

Queens incumbents sweep re-election bids
Politics Queens Courier Staff 11/06/2013 at 3:52AM

LIAM LA GUERRE AND MELISSA CHAN  All Queens City Council incumbents slid back into their seats after Election Day, some very comfortably, while others overcame contentious races. In District 32, which pitted Republican incumbent Eric Ulrich against Democrat Lew Simon, the race came right down to the wire. Ulrich was eventually declared the winner with 53 percent [...]

City Council District 32 candidates Ulrich, Simon look ahead to Election Day
City Council District 32 candidates Ulrich, Simon look ahead to Election Day
Politics Maggie Hayes 11/01/2013 at 11:43AM

The heated race for City Council District 32 is coming to a close. Councilmember Eric Ulrich, the incumbent, has represented District 32 in the City Council since 2009. He stood with Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, South Ozone Park, South Richmond Hill [...]

Turner, Ragusa both claim victory to lead Queens GOP
Turner, Ragusa both claim victory to lead Queens GOP
Politics Melissa Chan 10/02/2013 at 11:21AM

The Queens Republican Party civil war is not over, and Phil Ragusa did not reclaim his throne yet, his opponents say. Both Ragusa and former Congressmember Bob Turner have declared themselves winners in the election to head the Queens GOP after a six hour contentious meeting on September 27. According to Party officials, Ragusa won [...]

Tudor Village voters granted poll site switch in time for general election
Politics Maggie Hayes 10/01/2013 at 6:23PM

The good fight was won, and a poll site switch will give residents an easier travel route straight to the ballots. Councilmember Eric Ulrich wrote to the Board of Elections (BOE) in September on behalf of Tudor Village voters, whose poll site was switched from P.S. 63 in Ozone Park to P.S. 232 in Lindenwood. [...]