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Julissa Ferreras

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (file/credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

US Open Site Wins Approval For $500 Million Expansion Plan

The City Council voted 47 to 1 to allow the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park to tear down two old stadiums that were built for the 1964 World’s Fair and build two new stadiums in their place.

07/25/2013

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens - Oct. 1, 2012 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Neighbors March To Protest Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Development Plans

Neighbors and some elected officials are furious over a proposal to eliminate part of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens for a mall, two stadiums and new roads and parking space.

12/09/2012

New York City Taxis (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Signs Cabbie Sex Trafficking Bill

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a bill to strengthen penalties against cabbies who knowingly work with sex traffickers.

06/22/2012

Apple iPhone 4s (file / credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

New York City Looks To Battle Catcalling With Smartphone App

Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Council Member Julissa Ferreras have reportedly set aside $20,000 to develop technology which would allow women to report catcalling cases and upload pictures from their smartphones of men engaged in the act.

04/24/2012

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Police Hunt Jackson Heights Serial Groping Suspect

It’s the latest in a series of groping incidents in the borough — a man was busted last summer then another was sought in the fall.

04/06/2012

Walmart (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York City Women’s Groups Undeterred By Supreme Court Walmart Class Action Rulings

Holding signs saying “Walmart Always Discriminates” and “Merchant of Shame,” women’s groups, unions, and elected officials including a number of councilwomen gathered on the City Hall steps.

06/21/2011

Michael DenDekker (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Assemblyman Wants Stiffer Penalties For Vandalism Against Politicians

Assemblyman Michael DenDekker says when the car of an elected official is vandalized, the penalty should be beefed up. He was angered over what was done to his car ten days ago, which has since been repaired.

06/10/2011

Classroom (File - credit: CBS 2)

Parents, Community Leaders Upset With School Overcrowding in Queens

Parents of children in school districts 24 and 30 in say problems with overcrowding have gone too far.

05/10/2011

In this undated photo released by Rep. Anthony Weiner's Office, a statue entitled "Triumph of Civic Virtue" is shown near Borough Hall in Queens. (AP Photo/Rep. Anthony Weiner's Office)

Rep. Anthony Weiner Wants ‘Sexist’ Queens Statue Removed

Congressman Anthony Weiner is taking a stand against a statue in Queens that has been a source of controversy for nearly 90 years.

02/25/2011