Jackson Heights Assembly challenger centers her campaign launch on healthcare, immigrant rights

Reproductive health advocate Jessica González-Rojas, an insurgent candidate the Assembly seat in District 34, officially launched her campaign to a crammed bar of supporters on Monday, Nov. 18. González-Rojas, who has served as National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health executive director since 2006, detailed her platform of healthcare, racial justice and immigration reform. “It takes […]

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Convicted felon Hiram Monserrate eyes Jeffrion Aubry’s Assembly seat

Convicted felon Hiram Monserrate is plotting the next step in his political comeback. The twice-disgraced Democrat filed papers with the Board of Elections Tuesday to challenge Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry for his 35th A.D. seat representing East Elmhurst, LeFrak City and parts of Corona. “He has not announced he is running, but he is still strongly […]

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Here’s how long it could take to save up a downpayment for a house or condo in Queens

A recent report took a look at how much time it would take to save up a downpayment on a home in Queens. PropertyClub recently released a report that sought to find out how long it would take the average New Yorker has to save up a 20 percent down payment for a house or […]

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Meet SciFi actors, illustrators, writers and ‘cool geeks’ at Wintercon in Queens

Heroes and villains are getting ready to join forces for three days of geek-heavy fun and outrageous outfits. Several thousand enthusiasts of the “Cool Geek Fantasy Genre” (and several thousand costumes) are expected to attend Wintercon 2019 at Resorts World Casino New York City in South Jamaica from Friday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 24. […]

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Schools Chancellor Carranza announces December town hall in Maspeth

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced that he will hold a town hall meeting on Community Education District 24 in December in Maspeth. The timing of the town hall comes as a tense moment for the district after the Queens district attorney’s office announced in September that it was investigating accusations that Maspeth High School engaged […]

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