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 [...]

Historic Queens sites to receive funds
Historic Queens sites to receive funds
News Liam La Guerre 6/18/2012 at 11:46AM

All’s well that ends well. After low online voting caused five Queens historic sites to lose out on a cut of a $3 million grant, it turns out the locations will receive some funding anyway. The Partners in Preservation contest was a citywide initiative to support revitalization projects. Of the 40 locales in the running, [...]