A Push For Pedestrian Safety

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Since Halloween, 12 New Yorkers have lost their lives in deadly traffic accidents across the city, adding additional poignancy and urgency to local commemorations of the Nov. 15 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Meanwhile, some Queens residents and officials are pressing the city’s Department of Transportation to improve street safety in their neighborhood as part of the Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Action Plan which seeks to end traffic fatalities. citywide. State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Queens) led a call for improvements at the dangerous intersection of 90th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.


A Rikers Sit-in for Rise Up

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Rikers Island has been at the center of controversy amid allegations of mismanagement, mistreatment of inmates and a lawsuit filed earlier this year accusing correctional staff of sex abuse.

Protesters mounted a sit-in at the city’s largest jail complex to call for the facility’s closure and an end to police brutality nationwide. The demonstration was part of #RiseUpOctober, a series of rallies against abuses by law enforcement authorities.

Pre-K Storybook Ending Wishes

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

City officials hoped that Mayor De Blasio’s landmark Universal Pre-K (UPK) program would draw 73,000 students in its second year, but only 65,000 youngsters have enrolled so far. Deputy Mayor Richard Buery wants parents to know they can still sign up their 4-year-olds for this school year by dialing 311, going to or texting “Pre-K” to 877-877 for assistance.

To help get the word out about the program, which costs city taxpayers $300 million annually, Buery joined Queens Borough President Melinda Katz at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of a new Pre-K classroom in seemingly unlikely, but appropriate, spot: a Long Island City library.


Friday, June 19th, 2015

Mark of a Devoted Child

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Illegal Driveways Cut Corners

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Extending Gingerbread Lane

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Blind Marathoner’s Race to Help

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Keeping an Eye on Kids’ Sight

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014