Councilmember Karen Koslowitz

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 newsstands may sell higher-priced goods
City newsstands may sell higher-priced goods
News Queens Courier Staff 5/14/2013 at 6:33PM

The city’s newsstands could become more than just a place to stop for a periodical and pack of gum. Newly proposed legislation would raise the price limit for selling products at newsstands from $5 to $10 pre-tax. The City Council increased the maximum price from $2 to $5 in 2001, but prices of in-demand products, [...]

Queens teen wins prestigious math honors
Queens teen wins prestigious math honors
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 5/07/2013 at 6:03PM

At only 14, Jena Yun knows the equation for success. The 8th grader at Russell Sage Junior High School is captain of the school’s math team and the only New York City public school student in the National Society of Professional Engineers’ National upcoming Mathcounts competition in Washington, D.C. She is also the only female [...]

Jon Torodash explores City Council run against incumbent Koslowitz
Jon Torodash explores City Council run against incumbent Koslowitz
Central Terence M. Cullen 2/22/2013 at 12:01PM

Jon Torodash wants to bring “Civic Virtue” back to Queens. The Kew Gardens resident has begun exploring a run as an independent against incumbent Councilmember Karen Koslowitz, a Democrat, for City Council District 29. Born and raised in Forest Hills, Torodash, 31, returned to Queens about five years ago and said he would run a [...]

What City Council members wish for their constituents in 2013
What City Council members wish for their constituents in 2013
Politics Queens Courier Staff 1/07/2013 at 12:18PM

The Queens Courier asked the City Council what they wish for their constituents in 2013. Here are some of the responses: Speaker Christine Quinn: To help New Yorkers still reeling from Sandy recover fully and quickly, & rebuild New York City to protect New Yorkers from the impact of climate change. Daniel Dromm: To see comprehensive immigration reform including the Uniting American Families Act (for families headed [...]

Ground broken at Willets Point
Ground broken at Willets Point
News Billy Rennison 12/02/2011 at 1:01PM

After years of planning, protests and public hearings, ground was broken at Willets Point — marking the first physical step in the area’s redevelopment. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was joined at the Thursday, December 1 ground breaking by New York City Economic Development President Seth W. Pinsky, New York City Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Commissioner [...]