Michael Gianaris

Queens MTA riders call for more service restorations
News Billy Rennison 7/26/2012 at 4:05PM

Recently rolled out MTA restorations drew praise from many, though some advocates and politicians said Queens riders were still left in the lurch. Following deep 2010 slashes to service in the five boroughs, the MTA announced $29 million in restorations and new service to dozens of subway lines and bus routes accounting for approximately one-third [...]

Hallets Point project to bring new life to Astoria waterfront
Hallets Point project to bring new life to Astoria waterfront
News Alexa Altman 7/11/2012 at 10:00AM

A deserted, seven-acre stretch of formerly industrial Astoria waterfront could soon have new life, as a New Jersey development group announced plans to build seven multifamily residential towers as soon as 2013. Lincoln Equities Group, the company behind the estimated billion-dollar complex called the Hallets Point project, said the buildings will have 2,200 units as [...]

Gianaris to face GOP newcomer
Gianaris to face GOP newcomer
News Michael Pantelidis 5/17/2012 at 12:38PM

The Queens GOP has turned to an independent in hopes of unseating Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC) Chair Michael Gianaris in the 12th District. The borough’s Republican Party announced its unanimous endorsement of Aurelio Antonio “Tony” Arcabascio for State Senate on May 5. Arcabascio, a senior level technology professional for 25 years, is also seeking [...]

Protecting ‘Good Samiritan’ businesses
Business Michael Pantelidis 12/27/2011 at 1:14PM

Businesses can now feel safe about being good Samaritans. Senator Michael Gianaris announced on December 22 that he has introduced new legislation aimed at expanding upon New York’s “Good Samaritan” laws. If passed, the legislation would protect businesses and non-profits offering themselves as safe havens to citizens in distress from being held liable for damages [...]

Parents from P.S. 234 angry over unusable school gym
Parents from P.S. 234 angry over unusable school gym
News Michael Pantelidis 12/27/2011 at 1:10PM

Parents from P.S. 234 are exercising their voices in disapproval of the delay in reopening the school’s flood-ravaged gymnasium. The elementary school, located at 30-15 29th Street in Astoria, has been without a gym since September due to damage caused by severe rain storms. The flooding produced “bumps” in the gym floor and has prevented [...]

Community tackles crime, rallies in Astoria
News Michael Pantelidis 11/23/2011 at 3:03PM

Crime may never sleep, but the residents of Astoria are planning to put it to bed. Following a wave of illegal activity that recently rolled through the neighborhood, members of the community and local elected officials united at an anti-crime rally on November 16. A variety of crimes were discussed at the gathering, held at [...]

Mayor Bloomberg Announces City Will Have Record Number of Hotel Rooms
Mayor Bloomberg Announces City Will Have Record Number of Hotel Rooms
News Steve Mosco 11/14/2011 at 4:51PM

Overlooking Manhattan, on the Queens side of the East River, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the city will reach a record 90,000 hotel rooms by year’s end – a clear message that people still love New York. The mayor made the announcement on the rooftop of the newly opened Z NYC Hotel in Long Island [...]

Woodside issues discussed at town hall
News Nargas Karimi 11/01/2011 at 9:40AM

Assemblymember Michael DenDekker explained the different issues that New York faces during a Woodside Town Hall meeting on October 26. “Our everyday problems mean absolutely nothing to legislators that represent Rochester, Buffalo, Tonawanda and Niagara. We talk about parking, sanitation, noise and train issues, while their issues are jobs, agriculture and property taxes,” said DenDekker. [...]

Sunnyside and Woodside concerned over sex attacks
Sunnyside and Woodside concerned over sex attacks
News Michael Pantelidis 10/17/2011 at 2:45PM

For the past month, women in Sunnyside and Woodside have been looking over their shoulders for a predator on pedals. With incidents of sexual assault rising across the five boroughs, the neighboring communities are the most recent areas to experience repeated sexual attacks on women. Beginning September 15, five women and one 12-year-old girl have [...]