Phillip Goldfeder

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 [...]

Pols call on city to reimburse out-of-pocket Sandy repair costs
Pols call on city to reimburse out-of-pocket Sandy repair costs
South Queens Courier Staff 4/23/2013 at 3:31PM

Since Sandy ravaged the tristate area, homeowners battling with insurance companies have resorted to paying for damages out of their own pockets. “Right now, we’re using our savings,” said Rose Miller, 86, of Belle Harbor. “I keep my fingers crossed every time I take money out. We’re holding our breath with each payment.” Initially, residents [...]

Sandy’s heroes celebrate 85 years of service
Sandy’s heroes celebrate 85 years of service
South Terence M. Cullen 2/05/2013 at 11:47AM

While the night marked 85 years of serving its community, the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department dedicated its annual dinner/dance to all of those who pitched in during Sandy — particularly the men and women who were on duty that night. Volunteers, friends, family and local leaders celebrated another year of community service on [...]

Moreland Commission recommends LIPA changes based on Sandy response
Moreland Commission recommends LIPA changes based on Sandy response
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 1/09/2013 at 12:48PM

It might be lights out for LIPA in its current form. The Moreland Commission, established to examine response from utility companies after Sandy, has offered Governor Andrew Cuomo three options to reshape the power company after it was lambasted for poor response times and mismanagement after the storm. The first is to let the power [...]

Tolls reinstated on Rockaway bridges
Tolls reinstated on Rockaway bridges
News Terence M. Cullen 12/05/2012 at 8:02AM

Tolls on the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge, suspended since Sandy, went back into the effect on Saturday, December 1. Crossing once again costs $3.25 in the cash lane and $1.80 for E-ZPass users. Since the bridge reopened a few days after the storm, fares going across the Cross Bay, along with the Marine Parkway-Gil [...]

Rapid Repairs program draws criticism
News Alexa Altman 12/03/2012 at 5:06PM

Noreen Ellis registered for the NYC Rapid Repairs program the first day it became available. Her home on Beach 122 Street in the Rockaways swallowed seven feet of water, blowing out its electrical, plumbing and heating systems during Sandy. The program promised contact within 48 hours of registering. For six days, her phone went quiet. [...]

Forums focus on frustrations after Sandy
Forums focus on frustrations after Sandy
News Queens Courier Staff 11/28/2012 at 11:30AM

BY MAGGIE HAYES AND TERENCE M. CULLEN Nearly a month after Superstorm Sandy tore through south Queens, tens of thousands of residents are still struggling to restore their lives. Councilmember James Sanders and Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder held separate forums with area residents, featuring representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Long Island Power Authority [...]

DOT to study dangerous intersection
News Terence M. Cullen 10/17/2012 at 4:27PM

The Department of Transportation (DOT) will conduct a full traffic safety study of the area around a dangerous intersection after a community request in the heavily residential neighborhood. DOT officials, residents, elected officials and representatives from the mayor’s office met on Monday, October 15 to survey a traffic triangle in Lindenwood intersected by 88th Street [...]

Goldfeder asks DOT for rail money
News Terence M. Cullen 10/11/2012 at 12:04PM

As part of his push for better transit in south Queens, Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder has asked the state to grant federal money that otherwise won’t be used, in an effort to restore the Rockaway Beach LIRR line. Goldfeder requested $29 million from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) for a rail line that [...]