2020-01-01 E-Edition

Annual Toy Drive

Former Queens Acting District Attorney John M. Ryan stands among hundreds of toys donated by office staff to be distributed to children at several charitable organizations. The organizations that received toys were Bridges to Blessings, Jamaica Hospital, Cambria Heights Community Church, the Briarwood Family Residence and also children from the 100th Precinct.

Ribbon Cut On Astoria Park Track & Field; Charybdis Reno Underway

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, on December 27 joined New York City Councilman Costa Constantinides, Community Board 1 District Manager Florence Koulouris, and members of the community to break ground on renovations to Charybdis Playground and cut the ribbon on a total reconstruction of Astoria Park Track and Field – the first project completed through the Anchor Parks […]

Democratic Club Endorses Maloney

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn) has received the endorsement of the Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club for her 2020 reelection campaign. “The Tilden Democratic Club is one of the largest Democratic clubs in our district, and the city. The work they do to involve and give back to the community is just remarkable and I am so proud to […]

Study Shows 2017 Tax Cuts Failed To Deliver Economic Boost

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), vice chair of the US Congress Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement after the JEC’s Democratic staff published the study, “Two Years of Evidence Shows 2017 Tax Cuts Failed to Deliver Promised Economic Boost.” The publication coincides with the two-year anniversary of the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. “With the two-year […]

Annual Toy Drive Spreads Holiday Cheer

Resorts World Casino New York City was looking to spread some cheer by providing hundreds of children in the New York City area with toys for the holiday season. RWNYC has been collecting toys throughout the month of December with assistance from their employees, including the Vice President of Security Tim Pearson’s annual holiday gala on December 14. Among the […]

Happy New Year!

The New Year has begun today, and we hope the Year 2020 will bring us a clear “vision” towards a better future for us all. Let us set our sights on effective and constructive paths to all our goals. This year is a Leap Year, meaning that it includes an extra day, February 29, and we hope the whole year […]

Letters to the Editor

Income Inequality In NYC To The Editor: Did you know that New York ranks among the highest in income inequality in the United States? Despite the small drop in NYC poverty level this year, income inequality still persists. Public housing communities are still among the most underserved and overlooked populations in NYC. That’s why Urban Upbound needs your help to […]

Flushing Fantastic Launches Lunar New Year Promotional Campaign

Business leaders recently announced the launch of the 2020 Lunar New Year Promotional Campaign to showcase local businesses during this month-long holiday – the busiest and most important shopping season for the Flushing community. The announcement took place at the Flushing Community Holiday Meal organized by the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, La Jornada, and St. George’s Church. As part […]

Drop Off Your Christmas Tree At Astoria Park To Make Mulch

As the holidays are almost over, now is the perfect time to find a location to recycle your Christmas tree. NYC Parks’ Mulchfest provides New Yorkers the opportunity to recycle their trees at a local park, with convenient drop-off sites in all five boroughs making it easier than ever to say goodbye to your holiday tree! The Queens Drop-off Site […]