UPDATE: Queens Councilman Ulrich forms committee to explore run for mayor in 2017
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Updated 2:30 p.m., May 12 Councilman Eric Ulrich is apparently looking to relocate to Gracie Mansion. The 31-year-old Republican lawmaker who represents much of southwest Queens and the Rockaways filed paperwork on Wednesday with the Board of Elections to explore a possible run for mayor next year, according to the Daily News. “It’s too soon to […]

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Recent coastal flooding in south Queens prompts calls to reduce flood risks
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A recent storm that flooded low-lying streets in Howard Beach and other south Queens neighborhoods conjured up memories of Hurricane Sandy — and a renewed effort to resolve flooding issues in the area. The Feb. 8 to 9 storm featured higher-than-normal high tides that waterlogged flood-prone streets in Howard Beach, Hamilton Beach, Broad Channel and the Rockaways. The damage wasn’t […]

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Coastal flood warning lifted in SE Queens, advisory in effect for evening high tide
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Updated Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 4:31 p.m. The coastal flooding that filled streets across parts of the Rockaways, Broad Channel and Howard Beach with water yesterday has mostly dissipated, according to Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder‘s office, but a coastal flood advisory is set to take effect Tuesday night. The coastal flood warning was lifted at 11 a.m. Tuesday […]

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Queens is alive with the sounds of Queens Symphony Orchestra
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Southern Queens will again enjoy a little night music with a special classical concert series slated to begin next month. Councilman Eric A. Ulrich has teamed up with Queens Symphony Orchestra to present QSO’s 2016 Concert Series. The series, funded by Councilman Ulrich, will consist of five free concerts in neighborhoods throughout the borough. Ulrich’s […]

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Hamilton Beach residents look for agency responsible for graffiti cleanup
Photos courtesy of Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder

Boulders in Hamilton Beach have been plagued with graffiti for too long, and now residents want something done about it. The tag-filled rocks are adjacent to the A line on the Jamaica Bay shoreline, thus making it visible to visitors and anyone traveling through the area. Though most everyone in the community agrees that the vandalism is an eyesore, […]

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