Phillip Goldfeder

Pol: Racino money should go to Aqueduct
Pol: Racino money should go to Aqueduct
South Maggie Hayes 2/25/2014 at 3:50PM

Following years of neglect and two recent crimes, one Queens pol wants to turn the Aqueduct Racetrack from a “national disgrace” back into a community gem.

Pols push for St. John’s Hospital to be reimbursed for Sandy expenses
Pols push for St. John’s Hospital to be reimbursed for Sandy expenses
South Maggie Hayes 2/03/2014 at 2:19PM

Local pols want to keep the lone Rockaway hospital from flat lining. Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder and State Sentator James Sanders sponsored a bill to bring $4.3 million to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital to reimburse them for expenses spent during and after Sandy.

Howard Beach’s P.S. 207 receives nearly $2M in storm recovery funds
Howard Beach’s P.S. 207 receives nearly $2M in storm recovery funds
South Maggie Hayes 12/16/2013 at 1:46PM

Twelve feet of water rushed into the basement of P.S. 207 during Sandy, leaving the Howard Beach school with over $2 million worth of damages. Senators Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder announced Monday roughly $1.82 million is on the way for repairs. “It’s been over a year since Sandy tore apart our schools [...]

Democrat Lew Simon enters City Council District 32 race
Politics Terence M. Cullen 5/22/2013 at 12:14PM

City Council District 32 has a new contender. Lew Simon, leader of the 23rd Assembly District, has officially declared his candidacy as a Democrat for the upcoming race, where he will vie with incumbent Republican Councilmember Eric Ulrich. Simon was backed by the Queens Democratic Party on Monday, May 20 after announcing his candidacy last [...]

Full A train service returns to Rockaways May 30
Full A train service returns to Rockaways May 30
South Cristabelle Tumola 5/16/2013 at 1:07PM

Almost seven months after Sandy significantly damaged the A train in the Rockaways, the subway will fully start running in the area on May 30, the MTA announced today. The storm washed-out 1,500 feet of tracks, and damaged miles of signal, power and communications wires. Two stations were also completely flooded and needed to be [...]

Pols push to make mixed martial arts legal in New York
News Terence M. Cullen 4/30/2013 at 5:35PM

A big fight for an increasingly popular sport is underway. Mixed martial arts (MMA) could become legal in New York later this year, but there are still a few jabs advocates have to block. Nine Queens assemblymembers sponsored a bill that would make the sport legal. The bill, sponsored by two legislators from Queens, passed [...]

Assemblymember Goldfeder announces Summer Reading Challenge
Assemblymember Goldfeder announces Summer Reading Challenge
Education & Kids Terence M. Cullen 4/28/2013 at 11:49AM

Kids can keep their minds sharp this summer with another chapter of the state Assembly’s Summer Reading Challenge. The program looks to beat the “summer slide” in which kids may not keep up with reading while school’s out. Sponsored by Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, this year’s theme is “Dig into reading” for children; for tweens it’s [...]

MTA cuts shuttle service to Sandy-ravaged Rockaways
MTA cuts shuttle service to Sandy-ravaged Rockaways
South Terence M. Cullen 4/24/2013 at 9:11AM

Local and citywide leaders say the MTA is throwing the Rockaways under the bus. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio joined with Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder and Councilmember Donovan Richards in Far Rockaway on Friday, April 19 to decry the decreased shuttle bus service to the Sandy-affected peninsula. A train service to the Rockaways last ran on [...]