Tony Avella

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Briarwood »

'Briarwood-Van Wyck' Subway Station Loses 'Van Wyck' Portion of Name

The station was renamed "Briarwood" after pressure from the community.

College Point »

Spa Castle Pools Didn't Have Enough Disinfectant, Officials Say

After the death of a bather and the shutdown of another spa location, an official wants more oversight.

Queens Village »

Locals Ask the City to Explore Extending Queens Bike Path to Long Island

CB13 sent a letter to the DOT asking the agency to conduct a feasibility study of the project.

Civic Center »

Cuomo Ticket Prevails in Democratic Primary

Challenger Zephyr Teachout had a respectable showing, exposing some discontent with Cuomo.

Whitestone »

Avella Narrowly Stops Liu's Bid for State Senate

State Sen. Tony Avella was the projected winner of the Democratic primary in the north Queens district.

Civic Center »

Here Are the Races to Watch This Primary Day

While turnout is expected to be low, there are several interesting races in New York's neighborhoods.

Corona »

MAP: Here's How Far Willets Point Redevelopment Projects Have Progressed

The renovation of the Iron Triangle is just one of the projects planned for Corona and Flushing.

Briarwood »

Change Could Be Next Stop for 'Briarwood/Van Wyck' Subway Station Name

Briarwood residents say their station’s name — Briarwood/Van Wyck Blvd — is confusing.

Willets Point »

Suit Seeks to Quash Willets West Mall Project

A suit filed Monday says the approval for the Willets Point redevelopment project should be revoked.

Jamaica Hills »

Group Tries to Save Historic Hospital Building From Demolition

The building, designed by famed architect John Russell Pope, served patients with tuberculosis.

Willets Point »

New Willets Point Developers Looking for $43M in Tax Breaks

The Queens Development Group is requesting $43 million in tax breaks from the city.

Jamaica »

Jamaica Residents Push to Clean Up Garbage Amid Flood of Violations

About half of the garbage tickets issued last year in Queens were in CB12.

Forest Hills »

Melinda Katz Elected as Queens Borough President

Katz won big to replace Helen Marshall as Queens Borough President. 

Astoria »

Melinda Katz Wins Democratic Primary for Queens Borough President

City Councilwoman Melinda Katz won the Democratic primary for Queens borough president.

Astoria »

Vallone Uses Former Foe's Image on Campaign Fliers

Councilman Peter F. Vallone Jr.’s campaign sent fliers featuring a photo of state Sen. Tony Avella.