Elizabeth Crowley

Added room will help expand minds in Middle Village
Added room will help expand minds in Middle Village
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 8/31/2012 at 7:11AM

Middle Village students will soon have more room to expand their minds. Construction is underway on an extension at P.S./I.S 87 in Middle Village that will add a gym, music room and classrooms, among other amenities, to the school. In 2002, the school — located at 67-54 80th Street — expanded to add grades six [...]

CB5 chair: Glendale homeless shelter could be environmental nightmare
CB5 chair: Glendale homeless shelter could be environmental nightmare
News Billy Rennison 8/17/2012 at 2:00PM

Community concern caused by a rumored homeless shelter in Glendale may have been premature. The site in question, 78-16 Cooper Avenue, “does not meet Building Code requirements for residential occupancy and, due to the age and condition and previous occupancies, could be an environmental nightmare,” Community Board 5 said in a release. Rumors began circulating [...]

Possible Glendale homeless shelter met with opposition
Possible Glendale homeless shelter met with opposition
News Billy Rennison 8/15/2012 at 7:57AM

A potential plan to house a homeless shelter in Glendale may be evicted before it even moves in. Michael Wilner, the owner of the proposed site at 78-17 Cooper Avenue, has been in contact with a nonprofit agency, said Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, with the idea of turning the former factory into a homeless shelter. “The [...]

$850,000 to improve courts at Middle Village park
$850,000 to improve courts at Middle Village park
News Billy Rennison 7/26/2012 at 8:16AM

The bocce ball players that arrive at Juniper Valley Park rain or shine will no longer have to worry about the elements. The city’s Parks Department announced a request for proposal for improvements to the Middle Village park’s bocce courts, including a shade structure covering the space. Many of the area’s large Italian-American population descends [...]

Traffic plan divides Glendale
News Billy Rennison 7/22/2012 at 9:45AM

Glendale neighbors are at odds over a plan that will divert one block’s traffic to neighboring streets. For years, residents and officials have pleaded with the Department of Transportation (DOT) to put the brakes on vehicles speeding down Doran Avenue. Though DOT studies determined that cars were in fact speeding down the block, speed humps [...]

Budget bias
Letters Letters 7/19/2012 at 12:26PM

Once again, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has removed the veil of her Manhattan liberal independent reformer image to reveal that she is a seasoned Democratic party machine leader. She follows in the fine tradition of her predecessors, former Council Speakers Gifford Miller, Peter Vallone and the late Tom Cuite of Brooklyn. In [...]

Crowley gets least discretionary funding of Queens councilmembers
Crowley gets least discretionary funding of Queens councilmembers
News Billy Rennison 7/11/2012 at 4:55PM

Organizations in Council District 30 may need to learn to stretch a dollar after Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley lost almost $300,000 in discretionary funding this fiscal year. Crowley received just $378,321 to dole out to area institutions — more than $35,000 less than any other Queens councilmember — after spending more than $660,000 a year ago. [...]

Meng wins 6th District Congressional primary
Meng wins 6th District Congressional primary
News Melissa Chan 6/27/2012 at 10:01AM

Assemblymember Grace Meng claimed victory by large margins in the hotly-contested 6th District Congressional primary race, according to Associated Press results. “This is an important victory for Queens,” Meng said during her victory party at Plum Restaurant in Bayside. “This victory is about we. We made this together.” Meng beat our her three rivals – [...]

Live Coverage: Queens Primary Day at the races
Live Coverage: Queens Primary Day at the races
News Queens Courier Staff 6/26/2012 at 2:27PM

11:40 P.M. In a released written statement, Bob Turner, who lost tonight’s U.S. Senate Republican primary to Wendy Long said: “I congratulate Ms. Long on her impressive victory tonight. I want to thank Chairman Cox and all of the Republicans from across the state who supported me in this campaign. I went to Congress last [...]

Primary Guide: 6th Congressional District
Politics Queens Courier Staff 6/25/2012 at 1:22PM

The 6th Congressional District includes parts or all of: Bayside, Flushing, Middle Village, Maspeth, Ridgewood, Glendale, Fresh Meadows, Auburndale, Briarwood, Jamaica Hills, Hillcrest, Forrest Hills, Oakland Gardens, Elmurst, Rego Park and Kew Gardens.   Name: Elizabeth Crowley Party: Democrat Current Position: New York City Councilmember Personal Info: Born the 14th of 15 children, Democrat Elizabeth Crowley [...]