Vallone: Don’t name landmarks for the living
News Billy Rennison 7/22/2012 at 8:44AM

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. wants to give the death knell to renaming landmarks after individuals that are still alive. The Astoria councilmember made waves recently when he announced he would draft legislation banning the renaming of city property after living persons. That honor, Vallone said, should be reserved for people who have perished and not [...]

Changes coming to Atlas Park?
News Billy Rennison 1/04/2012 at 2:18PM

A name change, among other modifications, may be in store for the struggling Shops at Atlas Park. Macerich, Atlas’ owner, is still in the process of reviewing the mall and considering alterations, which may include a renaming. “Whenever we redevelop, there is a whole list of possibilities, and a name change is one of them,” [...]