Following the fraternity hazing death of a 19-year-old Queens man, a local politician is proposing a law that could prevent a similar tragedy.
A controversial plan to turn the historic T Building into a housing unit for mental and chronic health patients has slightly changed, but it is still on the table, The Courier has learned.
Once again, congestion pricing plans, which include the imposition of tolls on the East River bridges, have been circulating throughout the city.
Queens lawmakers oppose a plan that would toll East River crossings, including the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, that are currently free. As a trade-off, five other Queens bridge fares would be reduced by nearly half.
Just days after a Sikh professor at Columbia University was brutally attacked, the Sikh community and elected officials gathered in Richmond Hill to speak out against what is being investigated as a hate crime. Dr. Prabhjot Singh was walking through Harlem on Saturday, September 21 when more than a dozen attackers shouted slurs such as [...]
STATE SENATOR TOBY ANN STAVISKY AND ASSEMBLYMEMBER DAVID WEPRIN Last Friday, we joined many leaders of the South Asian community from across Queens to commend the Board of Elections for its plan to provide voter assistance in Bengali for the upcoming elections. While we were heartened by the plan put forth by the Board of [...]
A former mainstay in the Cuomo administration has officially announced his intent to run for City Council. Austin Shafran, 32, resigned from his post as vice president of public affairs for Empire State Development (ESD) on January 18 to enter what is now a four-way Democratic primary race for the 19th District. “I’ve played a [...]
A state legislator was penalized thousands of dollars after the city determined his run for comptroller was fraught with violations. According to the city’s Campaign Finance Board (CFB), Assemblymember David Weprin owes $28,184 in total penalties and $325,561 in public funds repayments for a dozen violations his failed election campaign for comptroller committed in 2009. [...]
City Sikhs say they no longer want to be forced into choosing between their religion and a career as a police officer. Comptroller John Liu along with the Sikh Coalition and United Sikhs started a petition calling on the city and the NYPD to modify the policy prohibiting headdresses and requiring officers to keep their [...]
With police protecting gurdwaras throughout the city, Sikh worshippers replete with beard and turban will find no officers who look like them. Police policy prohibits headdresses, preventing many practicing Sikhs from joining the force. Officers in the NYPD must also keep their beards short. “For this past decade, especially since 9/11, [Sikhs] have been the [...]