“We’ve been asked by this district to send a message to Washington, and I hope they hear it loud and clear,” Turner said.
Retired media executive and political novice Bob Turner defeated Democratic state Assemblyman David Weprin in a special election Tuesday to succeed Rep. Anthony Weiner, a seven-term Democrat who resigned in June after a sexting scandal.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF is proposing that New York’s 9th Congressional District be dissolved as the nation’s political map is redrawn to reflect population shifts based on new census data.
Some constituents said Weiner’s decision to quit was the right political decision, while others asserted the Democrat should have looked past the media circus and fought on.
Weiner — through a spokeswoman — has acknowledged he had online contact with a 17-year-old girl in Delaware but said the communications were “neither explicit nor indecent.”
The city Landmarks Preservation Commission cited the dilapidated condition of the 15,000-seat stadium and its buildings in denying the designation.
City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe said Macdonald Park in Forest Hills took a great deal of damage. “It looked like a war had been fought there. All of these beautiful trees had been blown apart in their crowns and were lying all over the place.”
Police have arrested and charged 33-year-old Brian Rodriguez with two counts of robbery.
Her body was found at in a public bathroom at the Forest Hills stop in the borough of Queens, which serves four subway lines.
Police picked up 17-year-old Avraham Mullokandov at his house in Rego Park early Sunday morning.
With no increase in Social Security, the White House said it’s pushing Congress to give seniors, veterans and the disabled a $250 bonus check. Seniors in New York say they desperately need it.
Mayor Bloomberg said his presence and the media coverage in tornado-ravaged neighborhoods could get in the way and be detrimental to the cleanup.
“A lot these great trees have been here for 80, 100-years, and you know, it’s changed the character of this neighborhood forever,” said resident Jason Steinberg.
The National Weather Service confirmed Friday that two tornadoes and a macroburst struck the New York City area on Thursday evening.
A track fire on Sunday night is causing problems on some lines of the Long Island Railroad. Service Kew Gardens and Forest Hills from Penn Station has been affected.