High tide could make southeast Queens flooding worse, warns assemblyman
Photo via Facebook/Valerie Scafo Gunther

This morning’s storm brought coastal flooding across parts of the Rockaways, Broad Channel and Howard Beach, and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder has been reaching out to the neighborhoods’ local civic organizations to alert citizens of the dangerous conditions on the streets. Streets have become flooded because the tides have been roughly 2 feet above astronomical tides, there have been strong […]

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Blizzard complaint leads to cleanup agreement for Ozone Park ‘eyesore’
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Ozone Park dealt with its share of snow-related troubles following the Blizzard of 2016 — but there was one positive that came from the mess. In the wake of last week’s snowstorm, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder received numerous complaints from Ozone Park residents about an unshoveled sidewalk at the corner of Lafayette Street and 149th Avenue, adjacent to a lot […]

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‘Polar bears’ take an icy dip into the Rockaway surf for new year
Photo courtesy of Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder's office

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Here’s one way to get a fresh start to 2016. On New Year’s Day, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder took the plunge at the annual Rockaway Polar Bear Plunge. Though smaller than the famous Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge in Brooklyn, which attracts thousands of participants each year, the Rockaway Polar Bear Plunge has […]

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Automatic water rate credits coming for New Yorkers on fixed incomes

Call it a Christmas present from the City of New York. Nearly 52,000 homeowners– most of whom are living on fixed incomes– will receive an automatic credit of nearly $116 on their next water bill, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd announced Thursday morning. The credit, which is […]

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Howard Beach kids send some holiday care packages to the troops
Photo courtesy of the office of Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder

BY KIRSTEN E. PAULSON Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder partnered up with the students at Howard Beach’s P.S. 146 and the Sports and Arts in School Foundation to bring some holiday cheer to U.S. troops. The assemblyman visited P.S. 146 on Monday as the students prepared to send their care packages to a New Jersey-based naval platoon stationed […]

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