Ed Koch

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/01/2013 at 8:08AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Overcast with a chance of snow. High of 32 with a windchill as low as 16. Windy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of snow 20%. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 23 with a windchill as low as 16F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at [...]

Ed Koch, former NYC mayor, dies at 88
Ed Koch, former NYC mayor, dies at 88
Politics Terence M. Cullen 2/01/2013 at 7:26AM

Ed Koch, the three term New York City mayor known his larger than life personality and penchant for the big and small screen, died early Friday morning after months of health complications. He was 88. The official cause of death was congestive heart failure, his spokesperson, George Arzt told the New York Times. Koch had [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/29/2013 at 7:48AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast. Fog early. High of 54. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the East in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%. Tuesday Night: Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 41. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Queens Public [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/21/2013 at 6:49AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning, then overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 21. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of snow in the [...]

Katz nabs Koch endorsment for borough president
Katz nabs Koch endorsment for borough president
Central Terence M. Cullen 12/11/2012 at 4:24PM

The day after being released from the hospital for a respiratory infection, and on the eve of his 88th birthday, former Mayor Ed Koch endorsed borough president candidate Melinda Katz, in a race with a crowded Democrat primary. “I am supporting Melinda Katz for Queens borough president,” Koch said in a statement. “She is the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/05/2012 at 7:53AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers, then thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 81. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 75. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 [...]

Ed Koch endorses Grace Meng for Congress
Ed Koch endorses Grace Meng for Congress
News Billy Rennison 8/14/2012 at 9:34AM

After backing one of her opponents in the primary, former Mayor Ed Koch endorsed Assemblymember Grace Meng for the newly drawn 6th Congressional District. “Grace Meng is unequivocally the strongest candidate to maintain strong U.S. relations with the State of Israel,” Koch said on the steps of City Hall on Monday, August 13. “Grace has [...]

Vallone: Don’t name landmarks for the living
News Billy Rennison 7/22/2012 at 8:44AM

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. wants to give the death knell to renaming landmarks after individuals that are still alive. The Astoria councilmember made waves recently when he announced he would draft legislation banning the renaming of city property after living persons. That honor, Vallone said, should be reserved for people who have perished and not [...]

Despite lawsuits, DOT work, off-ramp still unsafe
Despite lawsuits, DOT work, off-ramp still unsafe
News Michael Pantelidis 5/14/2012 at 12:00PM

A stretch of street – proven unsafe for cars, pedestrians and even storefronts – has “struck” again. Following three crashes in as many months in 2011, another car accident occurred on May 1 at the off-ramp of the Ed Koch-Queensborough Bridge, located on Queens Plaza South near Crescent Street in Long Island City. A taxi [...]

Watch Mayor Bloomberg dance to Lady Gaga in State of the City intro video
Watch Mayor Bloomberg dance to Lady Gaga in State of the City intro video
News Billy Rennison 1/13/2012 at 9:47AM

Before Mayor Michael Bloomberg made his way to the podium for his 11th State of the City speech, he was introduced by a short, entertaining video chronicling his “journey” to get to this year’s speech.  Along the way he poked fun at himself — he danced to Lady Gaga who helped him ring in the [...]