State lawmakers have strengthened a renewed push to make Lunar New Year an official school holiday, garnering support from City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. The City Council plans to introduce two resolutions, calling for schools to close and metered parking to be suspended.
Peninsula Hospital has been sent to the morgue. The foundering Far Rockaway facility has officially shut its doors for good, officials said. The State Department of Health (DOH) did not return calls for comment, but former board members said the institution closed after 5 p.m. on Monday, April 9. “It’s a shame, and it’s terrible [...]