Author: Allie Griffin

Pet Urgent and Primary Care Facility Opens in Astoria

March 3, 2022 By Allie Griffin Bond Vet, a primary and urgent care facility for animals, opened its first Queens location in Astoria last month to bring its “pet-obsessed” veterinarians and team to the neighborhood. Bond Vet Astoria celebrated its grand opening at 35-07 30th Ave. on Feb. 21 and has been busy treating Queens… Read more »

Advocates Call for State Legislature to Pass González-Rojas’ Bill to Decriminalize Unlicensed Massage Parlors

March 1, 2022 By Allie Griffin A coalition of advocates, legal aid organizations and civil rights groups are calling on state lawmakers to pass a Queens legislator’s bill to decriminalize unlicensed massage parlors. Assembly Member Jessica González-Rojas, community advocates and local massage workers came together at the Flushing Worker’s Center in Flushing Friday to bring… Read more »

Three Queens Protected Bike Lanes to be Fortified With Cement Barriers

Feb. 22, 2022 By Allie Griffin Three protected bike lanes in Queens will be getting safety upgrades as part of an effort to better protect cyclists from cars throughout the city, the Department of Transportation announced Friday. Bike lanes in Long Island City, Astoria and Forest Hills will be among the first lanes in the… Read more »

State Sen. John Liu Calls for Additional Funds to Fight Hate Crimes Targeting Asian New Yorkers

Feb. 18, 2022 By Allie Griffin State Sen. John Liu and local Asian American groups are calling for increased state funding to support Asian New Yorkers who have increasingly been the target of violent—and even deadly—hate crimes. Liu wants the state to allocate $64.5 million to support community-based organizations that provide services for Asian New… Read more »

Gianaris Calls on State Regulators to Investigate Con Ed’s Surging Bills

Feb. 10, 2022 By Allie Griffin State Sen. Michael Gianaris is calling on state regulators to investigate the spike in electricity bills that many Con Edison customers are now required to pay. Gianaris penned a letter Tuesday to the New York State Public Service Commission Tuesday asking the utility regulator to probe the bill increases… Read more »