Councilmember Peter Koo

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 [...]

Former Knicks forward Larry Johnson greets players at Flushing basketball tournament
Former Knicks forward Larry Johnson greets players at Flushing basketball tournament
Sports Liam La Guerre 9/14/2013 at 5:06PM

Councilmember Peter Koo sponsored a basketball tournament Saturday morning in Flushing, which highlighted a guest appearance by two-time NBA all-star and former Knicks forward Larry Johnson. The third annual Bland Basketball Tournament featured matches with young children, high school players and adults. The goal of the tournament is to bring more players and attention to [...]

DOT lifts parking restrictions along Northern Boulevard following complaints
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 8/29/2013 at 12:36PM

JOHANN HAMILTON The community has spoken, and they have been answered. There have been increasing complaints from business owners as well as neighborhood residents that the parking restrictions on certain blocks along Northern Boulevard are more of a hindrance than a benefit. Because of this, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) will be [...]

Borough President backs National Tennis Center expansion
Borough President backs National Tennis Center expansion
News Terence M. Cullen 4/09/2013 at 3:20PM

Borough President Helen Marshall is recommending the city and state go forward with proposed expansions at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Marshall’s Borough Board was one councilmember short at the Monday, April 8 meeting to take a vote, thus forcing her to give her ultimate “yes” recommendation. “While the Borough Board is not [...]

Three more eye race in 20th City Council District
Three more eye race in 20th City Council District
Northeast Melissa Chan 4/05/2013 at 9:17AM

Three Flushing candidates with histories of failed bids for office are now eying another election. Democrat John Scandalios and Green Party candidate Evergreen Chou will try their luck at unseating incumbent Councilmember Peter Koo in the 20th District in this year’s City Council election. Republican Sunny Hahn, a retired city human rights specialist, said she [...]

Queensborough students connect with Korean ‘comfort women’
Queensborough students connect with Korean ‘comfort women’
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 2/02/2013 at 1:07PM

Ok Sun Lee was kidnapped by Japanese soldiers at age 15. She was raped on average 30 times a day. She spoke so history would not repeat itself. Korean “comfort women” recounted their tales of survival to a group of students at Queensborough Community College’s Kupferberg Holocaust Center. The survivors represent a small handful of [...]