Mayor Michael Bloomberg

A Willets Point wish list for de Blasio
A Willets Point wish list for de Blasio
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 11/08/2013 at 3:31PM

THAD KOMOROWSKI The $3 billion plan to transform Willets Point from a grungy haven for auto shops into a slick shopping mega center has sparked protests, petitions and even a hunger strike since the Bloomberg administration announced the project. But opponents largely fell silent after the City Council voted to approve the plan on October [...]

Residents unhappy over tax hikes on northeast Queens co-ops, condos
Residents unhappy over tax hikes on northeast Queens co-ops, condos
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 11/08/2013 at 12:04PM

ELIJAH STEWART Bayside-area residents say they are getting fed up with what they believe to be unfair tax increases on co-ops and condos throughout northeast Queens. “They look at it as they might as well buy a house, which is a larger down payment, than come here and pay enormous amounts in taxes,” said John [...]

FDA to take steps to further eliminate trans fats in processed food
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/07/2013 at 2:46PM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Thursday that “while consumption of potentially harmful artificial trans fat has declined over the last two decades in the United States, current intake remains a significant public health concern,” and more needs to be done to help protect Americans from their possible dangers. “Further reduction in the [...]

Ribbon cut on Queens Museum expansion project
Ribbon cut on Queens Museum expansion project
Top Stories Melissa Chan 10/30/2013 at 4:52PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and ranks of officials cut the ribbon Wednesday on the $68 million Queens Museum expansion project. “There always seems to be something new and magical happening in this incredible space,” the head of the city said. “It really is an experience like no other. This is one of the great cultural institutions [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 10/22/2013 at 7:33AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast. High of 68. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 48. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the North after midnight. Chance of rain 50%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Quality-of-Life Town Hall [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/04/2013 at 8:05AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 77. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Friday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and a chance of rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 68. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance [...]

Hunter’s Point South Park opens in Long Island City
Hunter’s Point South Park opens in Long Island City
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 8/28/2013 at 3:56PM

Talk about a view. Mayor Michael Bloomberg gathered with local elected officials, community members and residents on Wednesday to cut the ribbon on the new 5.5-acre Hunter’s Point South Park located on Center Boulevard in Long Island City. “Opening up more of our city’s waterfront for public enjoyment has been a top priority for this [...]

Speed cameras to go into effect near city schools September 9
Speed cameras to go into effect near city schools September 9
Top Stories Denise Romano 8/26/2013 at 5:52PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan have announced that the speed camera pilot program would roll out at yet-to-be-determined locations near schools citywide beginning the first day of school, Monday, September 9. The law allows the city to install speed cameras at 20 locations within a quarter mile of schools in [...]

Op-Ed: Comprehensive initiatives to make New York City’s waterfront stronger
News Op-Ed 8/24/2013 at 11:51AM

MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s weekly radio address New York City’s waterfront is an incredible resource that contributes to the great quality of life we New Yorkers enjoy. It’s also a backyard for millions of families and our first line of defense against future storms and flooding. We’re hard [...]

Affordable art space opens in Long Island City
Affordable art space opens in Long Island City
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 8/21/2013 at 3:56PM

More performing artists will soon call LIC home. On Tuesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg cut the ribbon on Spaceworks LIC, located at 33-02 Skillman Avenue. The new 3,800-square-foot rental location is a pilot site for Spaceworks, a nonprofit organization, and includes three rehearsal rooms for dance and theater, and one music studio. “Arts and culture is [...]