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  1. Return to Democrats or Resign, Petition Urges Sen. Jose PeraltaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 |

    Hundreds of people signed a petition calling on Sen. Jose Peralta to reverse his decision to join an independent group in the Senate - telling him to return to the Democrats or resign. Peralta and his team said Monday that the petition doesn't accurately represent his constituency, which includes Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, Elmhurst and Corona, and is filled with signatures of people from elsewhere.


  2. State controller to visit N.Y. chemical plant in labor disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 6 | New York Daily News

    State controller Thomas DiNapoli will be the next Albany politician to visit the Momentive chemical plant - where 700 striking workers have been manning a picket line for over three months. DiNapoli is going to meet with strikers Tuesday and spend some time with officials of the IUE-CWA union, which represents the 700 workers.


  3. NYC Dems' alliance to Albany Republicans draws voter outrageRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 5 | New York Daily News

    State Sen. Jose Peralta speaks at a town hall at the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights in Queens on Feb. 3. That's what a growing number of constituents for three state senators are wondering since the pols moved to break away from mainstream Dems and join a conference allied to majority Republicans in Albany. Queens voters voiced their anger on Friday night at the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, where some 200 people came to grill state Sen. Jose Peralta about his recent decision to join a group of renegades called the Independent Democratic Conference.


  4. Sen. Jose Peralta Called 'Traitor' at Town Hall About Move to IDCRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 4 |

    Sen. Jose Peralta faced hundreds of constituents at a packed town hall meeting over his choice to join the senate's Independent Democratic Committee - as some called him a "traitor" and threatened to vote him out of office over the change. "If you can just hear me out, I want to talk to you about what went into [my decision]," Peralta told the standing-room-only crowd at the Jackson Heights Jewish Center on 77th Street Friday night - where more than 100 people who couldn't get inside turned the street into an impromptu protest zone.


  5. School employee used emergency contacts to hawk insurance policies :0Read the original story

    Thursday Feb 2 | New York Post

    A paraprofessional at a Queens elementary school used a database of emergency contact numbers for parents to deal with her own urgent need - peddling insurance policies. Maria Salazar, a school- system employee for more than two decades, had a side gig as an insurance agent for Primerica.


  6. Here's what the $10M-$20M investment sales market looked like last weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 31 | The Real Deal

    In the world of mid-market New York City investment sales last week, Kenya's Permanent Mission to the United Nations paid $18.3 million for a commercial condominium unit at 866 United Nations Plaza, and the city paid $16 million for a development site near LaGuardia Airport. 1.) Leon Goldenberg's Goldmont Realty bought a 44-unit rental building in Washington Heights for $12 million.


  7. Sen. Peralta Leaves Democrats to Join Independent CaucusRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 25 |

    State Sen. Jose Peralta is breaking from the Democratic party to join the Independent Caucus, making him the eighth member to do so, according to reports. Peralta, who represents parts of Jackson Heights, Corona and East Elmhurst, said that he was "at a crossroads" before making his decision, NY1 reporter Zack Fink first reported.


  8. De Blasio fundraiser met with city officials seeking rezoning in Queens: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 24 | The Real Deal

    A beauty supplies business owner who donated to Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign met with city officials about rezoning his Queens property to make way for a hotel, DNAinfo reported, citing sources. Sm-Ali "Alex" Amanollahi met with the officials in 2015 and 2016, according to the website, asking for help with rezoning the site at 23-04 94th Street in East Elmhurst.


  9. Liaacc Ny State's Regional Chamber of Commerce Queens Regional Mwbe ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 24 |

    January 24, 2017 - LIAACC NY State's Regional Chamber of Commerce MWBE Coordinator Winnie Benjamin set to receive Queens Ambassador Award from Community News Group - Times Ledger Newspapers, honoring immigrants who make Queens. The Ambassador Award Gala Dinner will be held on January 26, 2017 at the LaGuardia Plaza Hotel104-04 Ditmas Blvd, East Elmhurst, New York.


  10. Shady de Blasio Fundraiser Asked City Hall for Hotel Rezoning Help: SourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 24 |

    The night club impresario and beauty product wholesaler whose employees made suspicious donations to Bill de Blasio's campaign threw a fundraiser in 2013 for the future mayor under a bogus name and two years later met with City Hall officials about rezoning a Queens property that he wanted to turn into a hotel, DNAinfo New York has learned. Sm-Ali "Alex" Amanollahi - whom DNAinfo wrote about last spring for his connection to possible straw donations and for losing money to accused fraudster Hamlet Peralta - co-hosted a fundraiser in October 2013 at a club under the name Alex Amano, sources said.


  11. Drivers Still Leaving Cars Running, And They're Still Getting Stolen: NYPDRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 |

    Drivers are continuing to make it easy for thieves to steal cars by leaving them unattended and running, according to an NYPD official. Over a 28 day period, between Dec. 20 and Jan. 17, 20 cars were stolen in Jackson Heights, Corona and East Elmhurst - compared with just five the same time last year, according to the 115th Precinct's commanding officer.


  12. Trump Security a 'Drain' on NYPD Resources, Queens Commander SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 |

    The NYPD security detail for President-elect Donald Trump is a "drain" on the 115th Precinct, which is already stretched thin, its precinct commander said Tuesday. Officers are being pulled out of the precinct and into Manhattan to serve on Trump's special detail every day, Inspector Michele Irizarry said - influencing their ability to respond to local crimes, she said.


  13. Queens Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur Presentation and Networking NightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | PR Log

    Jan. 17, 2017 - PRLog -- If you are an entrepreneur looking for networking opportunities, here is a great event from the Queens Chamber of Commerce that can help you start up and help you grow your business. Introductions will be handled by Tom Grech, Executive Director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, followed by remarks given by Kesav Dama of Sadrine Capital.


  14. City starts savings account pilot for D30 studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | Glendale Register

    Commissioner Menin makes the announcement about the College Savings Pilot Program. To her right are Jon and Mindy Gray, whose foundation donated $10 million to the initiative.


  15. City starts savings account pilot for D30 studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | Jackson Heights News

    Commissioner Menin makes the announcement about the College Savings Pilot Program. To her right are Jon and Mindy Gray, whose foundation donated $10 million to the initiative.


  16. Hillary Clinton out of the woods?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 | The Mercury

    Hillary Clinton along with her husband Bill plan to attend Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20. Linda So reports. New York Democratic activists said they would rally to the former US presidential nominee's side if she decided to take on current Mayor Bill de Blasio in a ­primary this year, reports the New York Post.


  17. NY Post: Hillary Gains Grassroots Support for Mayoral RunRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2017 | News Max

    New York City's Democratic activists are clamoring for Hillary Clinton to take on Mayor Bill de Blasio in a primary election this year, saying she'd represent the change the city needs, The New York Post reported Friday. "Hillary would have been the first female president," the Rev.


  18. Wealthy renters move beyond Manhattan, infiltrate Brooklyn and QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 | Curbed

    The rent may be too damn high, but there are plenty of people in New York City who are willing to pay those astronomical prices, according to a recent analysis by the apartment search website RentCafe. In fact, NYC has the largest number of high-earning renters in the country.


  19. Woodside Bike Lane Fliers Urge Drivers to Call 311 Over Lost Parking SpotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 |

    Fliers have anonymously been posted along a portion of the avenue with a new bike lane urging drivers to call 311 to complain about parking spaces that were lost earlier this year to make way for the cycling path. The two fliers were spotted Friday posted to poles beneath the railroad tracks at 31st Avenue and 57th Street, where the Department of Transportation removed four parking spaces to accommodate the new bike path, which was installed this fall.


  20. From left: Steve Immelt, 390 Madison,787 Eleventh Avenue and Bill AckmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | The Real Deal

    What the office market lacked in blockbuster transactions in November it made up for in tenant diversity, with everything from a millennial mommy blog to an affordable housing investor taking space in this month's top 10 leases list. Although they first considered taking space at Hudson Yards, the D.C.-based law firm Hogan Lovells inked a lease at 390 Madison Avenue last month , a space nearly double the size of its current New York HQ at 875 Third Avenue.


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