Senator Charles Schumer

Amendment would delay flood insurance premium increases
Amendment would delay flood insurance premium increases
News Cristabelle Tumola 5/14/2013 at 5:08PM

A new amendment will help Sandy victims avoid drowning in flood insurance premium increases—at least for several years to come. Senator Charles Schumer announced his support for an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act that delays increases for those with National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) coverage in communities affected by updated FEMA flood maps [...]

Flyers feel delays from furloughs
Flyers feel delays from furloughs
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/23/2013 at 2:59PM

Weather is not the only thing delaying travelers this week. U.S. government spending cuts forced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ax $637 million from its budget this year and to furlough it staff, the FAA confirmed. Air traffic controllers are now required to take one day off without pay for every 10 days of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/15/2013 at 8:01AM

 TODAY’S FORECAST  Monday: Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 55. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 41. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Marking Spaces: New York City’s Landmark Historic Districts  The NYC Landmarks Preservation Law, enacted by then Mayor [...]

Statue of Liberty, closed since Sandy, to reopen by July 4
Statue of Liberty, closed since Sandy, to reopen by July 4
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/19/2013 at 6:04PM

One of America’s most iconic symbols of freedom, the Statue of Liberty will be open in time to celebrate the country’s birthday, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced today. The monument has been closed since Sandy. “[The storm] inflicted major damage on facilities that support the Statue of Liberty [...]

Schumer pushes for co-op, condo Sandy relief
News Melissa Chan 2/21/2013 at 12:06PM

New York’s senior senator has joined the ranks of leaders pushing for relief to storm-damaged co-ops and condos. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer penned a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last Wednesday asking the agency to establish Sandy relief program guidelines for co-ops and condos. Co-op and condo owners currently [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/15/2013 at 7:59AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Partly cloudy. High of 46. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Friday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 34. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Emilio Solla [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/28/2013 at 7:33AM

 TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with snow, then ice pellets and snow in the afternoon. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 25F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 80% . Monday night: Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 37. Winds from the SW at [...]

Legislation to reduce Sandy tax burden
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/10/2012 at 12:25PM

A tax package that would help those financially impacted by Superstorm Sandy will be introduced in Congress, announced Senators Charles Schumer and Robert Menendez. The Hurricane Sandy and National Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2012 that the New York and New Jersey U.S. senators are introducing includes deductions for storm clean up expenses, additional exceptions [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/04/2012 at 6:54AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 79. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Tuesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 75. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 1.5 in. possible. EVENT of [...]

Hollywood in Queens? Kaufman Astoria Studios fighting to expand
Hollywood in Queens? Kaufman Astoria Studios fighting to expand
News Michael Pantelidis 5/09/2012 at 3:09PM

A second take on a review process is preventing Kaufman Astoria Studios from calling “action” on their planned expansion – a project which has already been green-lit once before. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the National Park Service (NPS) to authorize Kaufman’s proposal, which would create New York City’s first outdoor movie studio lot. Kaufman [...]