Author: Czarinna Andres


The Rowan Debuts New Model Homes Designed with Today’s Buyer’s Needs in Mind

June 16, 2021 Sponsored Post  When considering the interior design of The Rowan’s two new model apartments, Queens-based developer RockFarmer Properties decided to take a different approach by asking a simple question: ‘How will future residents use their homes in a post-pandemic world?’ With many New Yorkers expected to work from home for the foreseeable… Read more »

Op-Ed: Fighting For Seniors and Their Ability to Age in Place

May 20, 2021 Op-Ed By: Julia Forman As a pandemic that brought disproportionate harm to our senior neighbors raged through the city, our government sputtered. Communications were focused on text and internet messages and those on the other side of the digital divide struggled to get the same information as our younger citizens. Vaccine sign-ups… Read more »

Queens Congressman To Vote Against Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Unless Cap on SALT Deduction is Lifted

April 14, 2021 By Ryan Songalia Congressman Tom Suozzi, who represents northeast Queens and parts of Long Island, says that he will not back President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan unless it contains a provision that would restore the full deductibility of state and local taxes—known as SALT. The cap, which was instituted as part of… Read more »

Queens Non-Profit Helps Thousands Get Through Pandemic, Featured on The Today Show

April 14, 2021 By Ryan Songalia For many Americans, the COVID-19 pandemic created a financial strain that is still being felt more than a year later. That sting has been felt more so by those who haven’t qualified for federal unemployment assistance or other pandemic benefits—primarily undocumented immigrants. That’s where Sunnyside Community Services has tried… Read more »

Op-Ed: What it Really Takes For Schools to Return to In-Person Instruction

Feb. 25, 2021 Op-Ed By: Leonardo Bullaro There has been a lot of recent news about reopening schools and returning to in-person instruction. We know that children learn best when they are engaged with their teachers and peers in a live setting. Even with “only” 30 percent of the city’s 1.1 million students able to… Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Sunnyside Community Services Gives Thanks

Feb. 1, 2021 By Judy Zangwill, Executive Director, Sunnyside Community Services It has been almost a year since the pandemic first hit, changing our City in innumerable ways. Through it all, the one thing that has remained constant has been the community’s support. As the demand for our services increased, Sunnyside Community Services faced budget… Read more »

Ben Guttmann: I’m Out… But Here’s One For The Road

Dec. 30, 2020 By: Ben Guttmann  A few months ago, in this very publication, I announced my candidacy to represent the 26th district in the New York City Council. This neighborhood is my home, it is where I’ve grown a business, and I believe that this community is the future of New York and can… Read more »

Op-Ed: Hunger Can’t Wait!

Dec. 23, 2020 By Julie Won and Jenny Low The holiday season is here, and in this extraordinary and challenging year, we’re finding ways to safely celebrate. We’re getting together with family over Zoom, having small, socially-distant outdoor gatherings, or simply sharing a meal with those we live with. As we spend time with loved… Read more »