Councilmember Peter Koo

Grace Meng sworn in as first Asian-American from NY in Congress
Grace Meng sworn in as first Asian-American from NY in Congress
Politics Maggie Hayes 1/04/2013 at 4:13PM

The Courier tagged along on a bus trip to Washington, D. C. as the 113th Congress was sworn in. It’s five in the morning, and over 100 people gathered outside in Flushing, anxiously waiting to board buses making the trek down to our nation’s capital to watch the 113th Congress — and the first Asian-American [...]

New council lines divide interests
New council lines divide interests
News Terence M. Cullen 9/05/2012 at 2:54PM

Small changes will be made to several city council lines in Queens under the first draft of new districts, but some say the lines break up areas with a common interest or concern. The drafted lines are in sync with data from the 2010 census to even out population distribution throughout each district. A number [...]

NYHQ celebrates ER expansion
NYHQ celebrates ER expansion
Health Sarah Yu 7/04/2012 at 7:46AM

New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) just keeps growing. On Monday, June 25, hospital administrators and elected officials such as Senator Toby Stavisky, Borough President Helen Marshall and Councilmember Peter Koo proudly cut the ribbon to celebrate the completion of the latest expansion of the emergency room. Earlier this year, NYHQ celebrated the opening of its [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/11/2012 at 10:03AM

Councilman Peter Koo going ahead with controversial memorial City Councilman Peter Koo is moving ahead with his controversial proposal to honor Asian comfort women and mulling several Flushing spots for a possible street-renaming and memorial. Read more: [New York Daily News] Teachers, parents urge city to remove Rockway Park middle school principal Teachers and parents [...]

Politicians push to grade MTA subway stations
Politicians push to grade MTA subway stations
News Ruben Muniz 5/31/2012 at 1:57PM

If the city council has its way, you may soon know how clean – or dirty – your subway is. Councilmembers have proposed a plan to rate all 468 subway stations in New York City, similar to the grading system used for the city’s restaurants. The MTA, however, has publicly rejected the plan to grade a system [...]

Call to address gang violence in Flushing housing projects
Call to address gang violence in Flushing housing projects
News Melissa Chan 11/16/2011 at 4:41PM

  In the wake of the most recent shooting at Flushing’s James A. Bland House, Councilmember Peter Koo held a town hall meeting to discuss new security protocol at the Bland and Latimer housing projects. According to reports, on Halloween, October 31, Alex Botero, 21, was shot and killed in an elevator in the Bland [...]

News Briefs: Small Business Workshop in L.I.C.
News Bob Doda 10/17/2011 at 11:42AM

LONG ISLAND CITY – The Queens Economic Development Corporation will offer workshops and clinics for small business owners this fall. While the clinics are free, workshops will cost $25 in order to cover costs. Topics covered will include networking, taxes, pricing and compliance with city regulations. The workshops and clinics will take place at the [...]