Councilmember Eric Ulrich

Community concerned over newly opened skate park
Community concerned over newly opened skate park
South Liam La Guerre 7/24/2013 at 12:21PM

Concerns about London Planetree Skate Park have been rolling since the facility opened a month go. At a recent Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) meeting, neighbors shared their worries about safety in the park, which attracts droves of local skaters. Some attendees asked for improved lighting on the outside of the park, located on Atlantic [...]

Attorney general investigating Sandy charity money
News Maggie Hayes 7/22/2013 at 10:36AM

Sandy relief money is reportedly being kept under lock and key. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a preliminary report on Wednesday, July 17 detailing how charities have spent more than half a billion dollars of Sandy donations. At least $238 million of the more than $575 million had not been spent as of April of [...]

Zimmerman verdict reaction felt from Florida to Queens
News Maggie Hayes 7/16/2013 at 2:13PM

From television to the streets to social media, people all over the nation — and the borough — are reacting to the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. The trial against Zimmerman in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin lasted roughly three weeks. In the end, on Saturday, July 13, the defendant was acquitted [...]

Redone London Plane Tree Park opens to skateboarders
Redone London Plane Tree Park opens to skateboarders
South Terence M. Cullen 6/24/2013 at 4:09PM

It was a great day to skate in Queens. The newly redone London Plane Tree Park, on the border of Woodhaven and Ozone Park, opened on Sunday with a ribbon cutting by officials and skateboarders. The $1.6 million project, which started about a year ago, included full renovations, more greenery and exercise equipment around the [...]

American Softball starts second season helping developmentally disabled of Queens
American Softball starts second season helping developmentally disabled of Queens
Sports Terence M. Cullen 6/10/2013 at 1:13PM

Randy Novick asked which hand the player threw with. He held up his left hand, which was already gripping a softball. Novick, patient and personable, found a glove that fit. As he adjusted it for the player’s hand, Novick recalled a visit to the man’s group home and how much he had enjoyed it. It [...]

Cross Bay Diner back in business after Sandy closure
Cross Bay Diner back in business after Sandy closure
News Terence M. Cullen 6/01/2013 at 9:02AM

Order up! The Cross Bay Diner reopened on Friday, May 24 after being closed nearly seven months due to Sandy damage. The diner’s reopening marks another step forward for the community as fewer businesses remain shuttered due to the storm. Michael Siderakis, the owner of Cross Bay Diner, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Councilmember Eric Ulrich [...]

Juvenile Diabetes Walk-A-Thon raises $70,000 toward cure
Juvenile Diabetes Walk-A-Thon raises $70,000 toward cure
South Terence M. Cullen 5/23/2013 at 3:31PM

They are $70,000 closer to a cure. On Saturday, May 18, the Fifth Annual South Queens Juvenile Diabetes Walk-A-Thon to Cure Diabetes, organized by the International Society of Saints Cosma and Damiano, raised $70,000. All of the funds will go directly to juvenile diabetes research. The Howard Beach Kiwanis Club, one of many organizations involved, [...]

Six months after Sandy, Charles Park gets clean-up
Six months after Sandy, Charles Park gets clean-up
News Terence M. Cullen 4/17/2013 at 2:58PM

Frank M. Charles Memorial Park is getting spruced up. With Sandy debris lingering nearly six months after the storm, Councilmember Eric Ulrich has partnered with the Doe Fund to help clean up the community park, which is run under the auspices of by Gateway National Recreation Area. Nine “men in blue” from the Doe Fund, [...]

New York Families for Autistic Children opens center after Sandy setback
New York Families for Autistic Children opens center after Sandy setback
News Queens Courier Staff 4/09/2013 at 11:57AM

BY LIAM LA GUERRE Richard Henry moved to New York City two months ago in search of a new autism facility for his daughter. Fortunately, he won’t have to look any further. After a six-month delay following Sandy, about 200 parents, children, staff members and politicians attended the grand opening of the $5.9 million New [...]

Ozone Park project to fix crumbling infrastructure
News Terence M. Cullen 4/04/2013 at 1:27PM

A multimillion dollar project will rebuild some of Ozone Park’s crumbling infrastructure. Councilmember Eric Ulrich announced the $45 million plan at the Ozone Park Civic Association’s March meeting. The three-year project, starting in March 2014, would focus on new and upgraded sewage systems, street signs and traffic lights, according to Ulrich’s office. Final designs are [...]