Julissa Ferreras

Op-Ed: Let’s not make a deal
News Op-Ed 4/13/2013 at 4:55PM

BY GEOFFREY CROFT In a recent op-ed (“A new alliance for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park,” March 10) Councilmember Julissa Ferreras argues for the need to create a new nonprofit alliance dedicated for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (FMCP). The alliance would collect money from the USTA and other businesses using the park and spend it exclusively on the park. Agreeing [...]

Residents march against MLS stadium plans
Residents march against MLS stadium plans
Sports Terence M. Cullen 12/12/2012 at 11:17AM

Less than a week after Major League Soccer (MLS) held meetings on consecutive days regarding its planned stadium for Queens, residents opposed to the project took to the streets to march against it. “Parkland is sacred,” said State Senator Tony Avella. “And it shouldn’t be taken away for a money-making proposition.” Avella, also a candidate [...]

Hundreds rally against development at Flushing Meadows
Hundreds rally against development at Flushing Meadows
News Maggie Hayes 9/21/2012 at 12:28PM

Hundreds of residents packed into the Our Lady of Sorrows auditorium in Corona to make known that they want to keep their park. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the biggest park in Queens, is currently being considered for the development of a new shopping mall, two new stadiums and concert venues and several parking garages and roads [...]

Corona plaza’s sense of community
Corona plaza’s sense of community
News Alexa Altman 9/21/2012 at 7:43AM

Telma Reid now has a place to sit outside and eat lunch. The child care center employee, whose Corona office is just around the corner from the neighborhood’s new pedestrian plaza, is excited for the development. “It’s definitely an improvement in the neighborhood,” said Reid. “It looks nice.” Once a parking lot, the pedestrian haven, [...]

Biz owners blast sweetened beverage ban
Biz owners blast sweetened beverage ban
News Liam La Guerre 7/23/2012 at 1:30PM

Is it the new Prohibition? Queens business owners are against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban of large sweetened beverages, reasoning that it would put a cap on their rights and water down sales. Proprietors told Councilmember Julissa Ferreras this as she scanned four businesses near her East Elmhurst office, engaging them about the ban’s potential [...]