Tag: city-council

City Council approves legislation to tackle bus congestion on public streets of downtown Flushing


Oct. 24, 2023 By Bill Parry The City Council has given the green light to resuscitate a decades old plan to finally tackle the chronic bus congestion that has plagued Flushing streets for years. Legislation sponsored by Council Member Sandra Ung was passed on Oct. 19 requiring the creation of a task force to identify potential locations for a bus transit center close enough to downtown Flushing to eliminate the need for buses to park on public streets. In addition to alleviating congestion, a bus transit center will provide a designated and secure place for riders to enter and exit…
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City Council passes Flushing councilwoman’s resolution to designate Lunar New Year as a federal holiday

Feb. 3, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed The City Council on Thursday, Feb. 2, passed Councilwoman Sandra Ung’s resolution to designate Lunar New Year as a federal holiday.  Ung’s resolution specifically calls on Congress to support and for the president to sign legislation introduced by Congresswoman Grace Meng to make Lunar New Year a nationally recognized holiday…. Read more »

Mayor, speaker at odds over Hizzoner’s request to halve the council’s discretionary funds amid migrant crisis

Dec. 21, 2022 By Ethan Stark-Miller Mayor Eric Adams and City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams (no relation) are at odds over the mayor’s suggestion that the council cut its nearly $600 million discretionary budget in half as a means of fiscal belt-tightening amid the growing expense of the migrant crisis currently engulfing the Big Apple…. Read more »