Council Member Costa Constantinides, chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider the existing proposals to protect New York City against confounding storm surges, which currently don’t account for sea levels rising at an alarming pace.Read more
With just a few left before Thursday’s primary election, women candidates from Queens joined more than 100 supporters at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights Sunday to demonstrate their support for progressive women running for office.
The event was hosted by Amplify Her, an organization created to address women’s underrepresentation in the New York City’s elected offices.Read more
Despite the many successes of the New York City’s Vision Zero initiative, preventable deaths and injuries continue to plague Queens’ streets.
A few in particular stand out.
At least 32 have been injured or killed on Northern Boulevard and 22 more have been injured or killed on Jamaica Avenue, according to city data on traffic accidents.Read more
Residents of northeast Queens just found out that the noisy planes they have complained about for years aren’t just affecting their quality of life — they may also limit their life expectancy, according to a new study.
Researchers from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health examined the impact of noise on health as well as the economic benefits of more efficient plane routes. They found that prolonged exposure to loud sounds could increase the likelihood of cardiovascular disease and anxiety and trim a whole year off a person’s life. They published their report, which used routes out of LaGuardia Airport as a case study, on Aug. 15.Read more
Is it possible to leverage 17,000 votes into a national political movement? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying.
The 28-year-old liberal activist, who was nearly unknown outside of Queens and the Bronx until a surprise June victory over a 10-term incumbent in New York’s Democratic congressional primary, has been crisscrossing the country in recent weeks to stump for fellow progressives.Read more
LaGuardia Airport is soaring into the future, at least according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
On Tuesday, Cuomo visited Queens to unveil a new overpass to the airport that he said will relieve congestion and facilitate easier access for travelers.
The “flyover” — a road extension that rises above Grand Central Parkway at eastbound Exit 7 — is part of the ongoing $8 billion LaGuardia modernization project, which includes untangling the confusing thoroughfares that lead to the airport.Read more
By David Brand The race for the 14th Congressional District resumed with a tweet. On Thursday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic nomineeRead more
By Daniel Dromm New York City has a new budget for Fiscal Year 2019! Working closely together, NYC Council SpeakerRead more
By David Brand @D4V1DBR4ND In a stunning upset, progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated Rep. Joe Crowley in the District 14 primaryRead more
By David Brand @D4V1DBR4ND It’s Congressional Primary Day in New York State and residents from three Queens districts face toughRead more