Peter Koo

Flushing widow pushes for hit-and-run bill
Flushing widow pushes for hit-and-run bill
Northeast Melissa Chan 6/03/2013 at 2:26PM

The widow of a Flushing man killed last year in a tragic hit-and-run held back tears while she pushed for a bill to protect pedestrians. “I’m very heartbroken, very angry,” said Taysha Dominguez. “There are no words to describe the pain and the suffering that my family is currently going through at this moment.” Her [...]

Public Advocate candidate Reshma Saujani kicks off Queens campaign
Public Advocate candidate Reshma Saujani kicks off Queens campaign
Politics Queens Courier Staff 4/26/2013 at 10:56AM

New York City Public Advocate candidate Reshma Saujani kicked off her Queens campaign on the steps of Flushing Town Hall. Saujani was joined by Councilmember Peter Koo as she launched a five-day tour of the boroughs. Of her campaign, Saujani said she wanted to speak for all New Yorkers and ensure everyone had fair opportunities. [...]

Queens businesses fear 7 subway suspension may hurt profits
Queens businesses fear 7 subway suspension may hurt profits
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 1/03/2013 at 1:34PM

Once more, western Queens business owners could potentially say goodbye to a profitable winter. The No. 7 line weekend service between Queens and Manhattan is being suspended until the end of March, and many area business owners fear that this will affect the influx of customers they usually get. The award-winning Chocolate Factory Theater in [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/12/2012 at 7:48AM

 TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast. High of 45. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday Night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Jackson Heights Community Orchestra The newly-formed Jackson Heights Community Orchestra, launched by conductor Patricia Glunt, has scheduled its [...]

Racial slurs mar Flushing site
Racial slurs mar Flushing site
News Melissa Chan 9/14/2012 at 11:24AM

A $500 reward is on the table for anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perp responsible for spray-painting anti-Asian racial slurs on sites in downtown Flushing, said three of the area’s elected officials. The word “gook” — a derogatory slang term used to describe Asian people — was branded on [...]

New $1 Flushing buses may be illegal
New $1 Flushing buses may be illegal
News Melissa Chan 7/10/2012 at 9:43AM

A battle is brewing in downtown Flushing between recently emerged $1 buses that are taking away customers from a cutthroat competitor, and authorities who say the new set of wheels could be operating illegally. Hordes of passengers lined up single file on 41st Avenue and Main Street for a $1 trip to Chinatown in Manhattan [...]

Politics Aside: Koo jumps to Democrat Party
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Robert Hornak 1/26/2012 at 10:55AM

Republican City Councilmember Peter Koo rang in the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dragon, by becoming Democrat City Councilmember Peter Koo. This might seem very appropriate as Dragons are said to be highly ambitious, driven and unafraid to take risks. That is good, because this just may be the biggest gamble of Koo’s [...]

Dr. Conrad Murray gets 4 years in jail for Michael Jackson death
Dr. Conrad Murray gets 4 years in jail for Michael Jackson death
News Jay Lane 11/29/2011 at 2:48PM

Comedian Patrice O’Neal Dead at 41 Comedian Patrice O’Neal died Tuesday morning … as a result of a stroke he suffered back in October…This according to his friends at the “Opie and Anthony” radio show. O’Neal had been a staple in the comedy world for years — and performed at the “Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen” back [...]