Those who frequent certain western Queens neighborhoods where a fedora is the preferred fashion know that food trucks are all the rage with the youth crowd these days, and the city Department of Education is taking notice, too. Comment.
City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) proposed last week that the state enact a law to bar sex offenders from the children’s section of public libraries. Comments (2).
A recent article in The New York Times revealed a potential plan by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to permit hydrofracking in five upstate counties, which would turn our fellow New Yorkers into the gas industry’s guinea pigs. Comment.
The race for the Queens congressional seat centered in Flushing is gearing up for its second stage, with the Republican Party candidate seeking televised debates and the two hopefuls starting off with modest war chests. Comment.
Candidates for the Flushing state Assembly seat will challenge each other in court before butting heads on the campaign trail, although a controversy surrounding one candidate has attracted the eye of the Queens district attorney. Comment.
A candidate for the state Senate seat based in Flushing has charged that his opponent, state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone), got onto the ballot with forged signatures, including one of a dead woman. Comment.
The city approved an application Tuesday that will allow the Mormon Church to build a chapel that exceeds zoning regulations on 33rd Avenue in Flushing, much to the dismay of civic organizations and Community Board 7. Comments (1).