Jose Peralta

Senator Peralta says Willets Point perfect for convention center
News Terence M. Cullen 6/12/2012 at 3:10PM

Courting of Willets Point as a potential site for what could be the nation’s largest convention center – and a major booster for New York City’s economy – has begun, with an open letter from State Senator Jose Peralta to Governor Andrew Cuomo. In the letter, Peralta notes that he supported the governor’s original announcement [...]

Food carts may get letter grades
Food carts may get letter grades
News Michael Pantelidis 11/30/2011 at 12:25PM

One Queens politician is aiming to make choosing the right food cart as easy as “A, B, C.” Senator Jose Peralta, who represents Jackson Heights, Corona, East Elmhurst, Elmhurst and Woodside, recently introduced a bill that would require local health departments across the state to evaluate and assign a letter grade to mobile food carts. [...]

Man Hit, Killed At Queens Road Junction
Man Hit, Killed At Queens Road Junction
News Jay Lane 11/28/2011 at 9:04AM

Cops save freezing kayaker Cops yesterday rescued a fisherman whose kayak was sinking in the Atlantic off Jacob Riis Park. The 46-year-old called 9-1-1 at 1:19 p.m. when his boat started taking on water. NYPD Harbor boats began a search, but it was an Aviation Unit Air-Sea Rescue helicopter that located the fisherman as he [...]

Scrabble sign reinstalled for ‘triple word score’
Scrabble sign reinstalled for ‘triple word score’
News Michael Pantelidis 10/25/2011 at 11:15AM

Jackson Heights’ newest street sign is earning a “triple word score” with neighborhood residents. The sign, which is located on the southeast corner of 81st Street and 35th Avenue, commemorates the birthplace of the beloved board game Scrabble. It was originally installed in 1995 outside the Community United Methodist Church, where Alfred Butts invented the [...]