Peter Vallone

The Queensboro Bridge is seen at sunrise - New York, NY - Dec 8, 2010 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

City Council Approves Renaming Queensboro Bridge For Koch

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said in a statement that “Ed Koch was the bridge that brought New York City back from the brink of bankruptcy.”


The Roosevelt Island Tram is seen next to the Queensboro Bridge - New York, NY - Nov 30, 2010 - Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

Peter Vallone Opposes Renaming Queensboro Bridge For Ed Koch

City Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. says Mayor Bloomberg’s pitch to honor Ed Koch came out of the blue and the Queensboro Bridge is part of the heritage and culture of Queens.


Omar and Dania Audi

Lebanese Couple Granted Permission To Stay In U.S. With Sick Son

Last month we told you about Queens couple being deported and forced to leave their son behind as he battles a deadly disease. On Tuesday immigration officials delivered good news to the family.


A New York City Fire Department (FDNY) engine is seen outside a firehouse - Brooklyn, NY - Nov 19, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

City Councilman Wants NYC Firefighter Age Limit Raised

The 2007 recruitment exam for the New York City Fire Department is considered to be discriminatory according to the ruling of a federal judge.



Big Apple Closer To Expanding Public Smoking Ban

Hey outdoor tobacco lovers, smoke ’em while you can. The City Council moved one step closer Thursday to expanding Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Smoke Free Air Act.