Jeremiah Frei-Pearson, the self-anointed “grassroots” candidate in the race for Assemblyman Mike Gianaris’s open seat, announced that he will file 3,300 nominating signatures today. His campaign also says it raised $150,000.
Both numbers are short of “insider” rival and darling to the Greek community, Aravella Simotas. Yesterday, Ms. Simotas’ campaign announced that it had Read More
The City Council on Tuesday afternoon adopted the Bloomberg administration’s planned 238-block rezoning of Astoria, one that mostly restricts new out-of-scale development in the low-rise neighborhood.
The rezoning, which covers Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.’s district, was relatively uncontroversial (rezonings that restrict developments rarely are). Of course, as the Furman Center at NYU Read More
Joe Del Senno, 25, works long days and irregular hours. As a freelance cameraman, he lugs cameras and tripods between City Hall, Park Slope, Midtown and back home to the small three-bedroom he shares with a roommate in Astoria, Queens. He owns a car – he grew up in Flushing – but cannot afford parking Read More
With a 24-hour A.T.M., a 24-hour Hot & Crusty, and a 24-hour Dunkin’ Donuts all operating along the same Upper East Side block, it seems only fitting that Beach Bum Tanning, located at 1276-A Lexington Avenue, is also open around the clock.
But at 2 a.m. on Tuesday, the night owls in that neighborhood appeared Read More
Here’s to the folks who work overtime to dispel the notion of a slow news day. (Like, say, today.)
Over the past month, the Queens Chronicle has collected every e mail and fax sent by Queens representatives at all levels of government: city, state and federal. The paper tabulated the total number of communications and Read More
I first saw Coliseum Books three years ago, just five minutes after an interview for an editorial assistant job at Condé Nast. I had taken the bus down from Cape Cod, where I was staying in a rented beach house with my extended family, and was wearing my Aunt Jane’s black, tapered pantsuit with shoulder Read More
The MTA board meet at their headquarters.
HUD recognizes agencies for their outstanding performance at the New York Hall of Science in Queens.
Sarah Jessica Parker, now a UNICEF Ambassador, hosts a Halloween Party at the UNICEF House.
The Public Service Commission holds a public hearing on the Long Island City power outages at Read More
Tonight, Jonathan Tasini rides with Critical Mass bikers in Union Square.
Tom Suozzi appears on NY1.
On Saturday, a march “against Israel aggression in Lebanon and Gaza” kicks off at 2 p.m. in Astoria’s Athens Square Park.
Democrats in Bayside car pool to help Andrea Stewart-Cousins’s campaign in Westchester.
Hiram Monserrate Read More
The Assembly will hold a public hearing on the Queens power outages at LaGuardia Community College at 11am.
The New York State Public Service Commission will also hold a hearing on the power outages at The Steinway Intermediate School 141 in Astoria at 6pm.
John Faso greets Staten Island Ferry commuters before speaking at Read More
Danny at Home: photo Silvia Usle
A small sign that life is returning to normal in Queens:
My cousin Danny Kane said that he just got power back on in his place on 35th Street in Astoria, but only after spending Tuesday, Wednesday and the better half of Thursday struggling through the sweltering darkness. Read More