Author: Allie Griffin

House Passes Meng’s Bill That Seeks to Create the First National AAPI Museum

April 28, 2022 By Allie Griffin The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng’s bill that seeks to create the first national museum dedicated to preserving the history, culture and accomplishments of Asian Pacific Americans. The bipartisan bill — which was co-sponsored by 120 members and endorsed by countless AAPI organizations… Read more »

DOT to Host ‘Car-Free’ Earth Day Activities on 34th Avenue Open Street

April 21, 2022 By Allie Griffin The Department of Transportation is partnering with local organizations to host a slew of activities on open streets across the city in honor of its annual “Car Free” Earth Day celebration Saturday. In Queens, DOT staff, other city agencies and community-based organizations will take over the 34th Avenue Open… Read more »

Council Member Sandra Ung Discusses Street Vendor Complaints in Downtown Flushing

April 14, 2022 By Allie Griffin Council Member Sandra Ung joined city officials Tuesday to discuss the growing number of street vendors blocking sidewalks on Main Street—an issue that has drawn resident complaints. Ung took Dept. of Consumer and Worker Protection Commissioner Vilda Vera Mayuga on a tour of downtown Flushing Tuesday to see the… Read more »