Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder

Flooding on Rockaway Beach Boulevard as Hurricane Sandy begins to affect the area on October 29, 2012 in Queens.  (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Queens, Nassau Lawmakers Call On State To Improve Storm Emergency Routes

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Far Rockaway) and Nassau County Leg. Howard Kopel are urging the state to improve local roads needed for emergency evacuations during disasters.

10/05/2014

Tree planted by the Parks Department (Credit: CBS 2)

Homeowners: NYC Planting Trees Despite Objections

The trees are planted curbside on city property, but homeowners say they wind up having to take care of them.

05/27/2014

Abandoned Rockaway Courthouse (credit: Alex Silverman/ WCBS 880)

Long-Abandoned Rockaway Courthouse To Get New Life As Medical Center

Developer Uri Kaufman is buying the old Rockaway Courthouse on Beach Channel Drive for $50,000 and turning it into a medical center, filling a void left when the bankrupt Peninsula Hospital shut down last year.

07/12/2013

Rockaway Damage

Lawmaker: ‘It Is Criminal’ NYPD Has Not Installed Security Cameras In Rockaways

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder said legislators did the hard part in 2010 when they voted to approve the $300,000 needed for three security cameras in the Rockaways.

05/05/2013

City councilman Donovan Richards (at podium) on left Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, on right is State Senator James Sanders (Credit: Jim Smith WCBS 880)

City Lawmakers Want Feds To Reimburse Sandy-Devastated Homeowners

Nearly six months after superstorm Sandy, some victims still haven’t seen any of the funds promised to them.

04/21/2013