Senator Charles Schumer

Kaufman Astoria Studios opens NYC’s first outdoor film set
Kaufman Astoria Studios opens NYC’s first outdoor film set
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 12/03/2013 at 3:51PM

Queens is on its way to becoming the next Hollywood. Kaufman Astoria representatives, local and state elected officials, community leaders and the beloved Grover from Sesame Street gathered on Tuesday to cut the ribbon on New York City’s first outdoor film set at the Kaufman Astoria Studios on 36th Street between 34th and 35th Avenue. [...]

Autism expert says there’s still hope Avonte Oquendo will be found
Autism expert says there’s still hope Avonte Oquendo will be found
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/14/2013 at 11:02AM

Close to six weeks have passed and although Avonte Oquendo’s whereabouts are still unknown, the search continues as hope in finding the autistic teen remains strong. Avonte, 14, was last seen at the Center Boulevard School at 1-50 51st Avenue in Long Island City around 12:38 p.m. on Friday, October 4. There have been conflicting [...]

Schumer calls for program providing voluntary tracking devices for autistic kids
News Angy Altamirano 11/04/2013 at 3:49PM

It’s been a month since Avonte Oquendo was last seen leaving his Long Island City school. Now, one politician is proposing a program that could help prevent another child from going missing. Senator Charles Schumer has called for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to both create and fund a program which would provide voluntary tracking [...]

Pols: Fast track Rockaway boardwalk study
Pols: Fast track Rockaway boardwalk study
South Maggie Hayes 10/08/2013 at 10:56AM

The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation unveiled its plans to rebuild the boardwalk after it was destroyed by Sandy almost a year ago. The plans, however, do not include a seawall along Rockaway Beach – something the coastline community has been requesting for years. “The first priority must be the safety and security of [...]

New York to receive $34 million increase in anti-terrorism funds
News Cristabelle Tumola 5/21/2013 at 5:16PM

New York is getting $240 million to help with its anti-terrorism efforts, a $34 million increase over last year, Senator Charles Schumer announced today. “New York is the nation’s top terrorist target and is now being treated as such by the federal government,” said Schumer.  “These significant increases in counter-terrorism funding over last year’s allocations means [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 5/20/2013 at 7:31AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with rain showers, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 79. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Monday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of 68. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. [...]