Phil Goldfeder

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 5/15/2013 at 8:43AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 68. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 59. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight. [...]

Cuomo budget has $21 billion for Sandy relief
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/23/2013 at 2:25PM

Sandy, education and economic development were top priorities in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget, but despite the unexpected costs from the storm, the proposed plan eliminates a $1.3 billion gap with no new taxes or fees. “By making difficult decisions over the past two years we have brought stability, predictability, and common sense to the [...]

Drugstore chain steps up for volunteers
Drugstore chain steps up for volunteers
News Terence M. Cullen 12/24/2012 at 1:41PM

While Sandy flooded Hamilton Beach and endangered the lives of many residents trapped in their homes, the area’s volunteer fire department was out braving the elements. Now they’re getting some help back. Duane Reade/Walgreens came to the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday, December 20 to donate $25,000 so the company can replace [...]

Howard Beach residents, businesses fuming over lack of insurance, gov’t assistance
Howard Beach residents, businesses fuming over lack of insurance, gov’t assistance
News Alexa Altman 11/28/2012 at 12:46PM

At $9,000 a year, JoAnn Ambrosio thought she had the “Rolls Royce” of insurance. But when four feet of water flooded her Howard Beach home during Sandy, she was left scrambling. Living in Zone B, Ambrosio was not required to purchase a policy that provided protection from floods — a service that for $400 extra, [...]

Mold spawns health concerns in Sandy flood zone
Mold spawns health concerns in Sandy flood zone
Health Alexa Altman 11/28/2012 at 9:37AM

Homes that withstood Sandy’s rushing water and brutal winds may now be susceptible to another hazard — mold. According to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) flood-damaged homes may have already seen extensive mold growth located under floor tiles, wallpaper and carpeting. The Department of Buildings (DOB) has plans to raze roughly 200 [...]

Pols pressure LIPA to restore power to Rockaways
Pols pressure LIPA to restore power to Rockaways
News Terence M. Cullen 11/09/2012 at 11:33AM

Nearly two weeks after Sandy struck the Rockaways and devastated southern Queens, politicians at the state and federal level called upon Mayor Michael Bloomberg and several utility companies to restore power back into the region. The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), the main utility provider for the Rockaways, has come under criticism for what some [...]

“Our Town” grant guidelines announced
News Toni Cimino 10/20/2012 at 12:45AM

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder has announced that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently released its “Our Town” grant guidelines and is now accepting applications for its creative neighborhood placemaking initiative. The “Our Town” grant encourages community arts engagement and connects neighborhoods through local involvement in which communities working together assist in cultural planning, public [...]

Pols ask for $500G for Senior Housing Development in Howard Beach
Pols ask for $500G for Senior Housing Development in Howard Beach
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/31/2012 at 9:08AM

A senior housing development currently under construction needs more funding to fix its failing façade. Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder recently sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo asking him for an additional $500,000 from the Port Authority’s Regional Funds Account to repair the Senior Housing Development in Howard Beach. The project, which [...]