Growing Our Local Economy: Elizabeth Crowley Outlines Plans for Good Local Jobs

Today Council Member Elizabeth Crowley announced three new initiatives to designed to help our local small businesses and create good jobs in the community. Over the next week, she will meet with local business leaders to discuss job growth and how her proposals can help businesses in her next term. “Small businesses are the backbone Read More …

Council Member Crowley Stands in Solidarity with ATU Local 1181

New York City Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley (CD-30, Queens) joined members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 and supported their efforts to maintain job protections on Friday. The City has refused to protect experienced drivers with proven records of safety, who make on average $11-$14 dollars per hour, forcing the union to strike. The Read More …

Council Member Crowley Rallies with Local 804 for a Fair Contract with UPS

As a union member, Council Member Crowley understands the importance of standing up for workers’ rights.  This morning, Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley joined members of Teamsters Local 804, which represents delivery and warehouse UPS workers, to fight for a fair contract. Local 804 will begin contract negotiations with UPS later this month, and they Read More …

Council Member Crowley Applauds Rezoning

The Department of City Planning announced the beginning of the public review process for the rezoning proposal of Richmond Hill and Woodhaven. Council Member Elizabeth Crowley said: “The rezoning of Woodhaven and Richmond Hill will strengthen the neighborhoods’ appearance by preserving its characteristic one and two family homes. The new zoning plan will also encourage Read More …

Crowley, Local Elected Officials, Voice Opposition to 74th Street Change in Cooper Avenue Underpass Project

The City Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has begun a comprehensive $5.7 million project to rehabilitate the retaining walls of the Cooper Avenue underpass in Glendale, but a proposal to convert 74th Street one-way northbound has drawn criticism from the community. The street is currently one-way southbound.

Jamaica Avenue Elevated Tracks Get Fresh Coat of Paint

The new paint creates a distinct difference in the neighborhood. In 2009, Council Member Elizabeth Crowley stood with State Senator Joe Addabbo, Assemblyman Mike Miller, and Maria Thomson, executive director of the Woodhaven Business Improvement District to demand that the MTA repaint and renovate the elevated tracks along Jamaica Avenue. The rusting tracks were an Read More …

Green Town Hall Teaches Residents Important Energy Saving Tips

Residents learned different methods to save money by becoming more environmentally friendly on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, during a “Green Town Hall” sponsored by Council Member Elizabeth Crowley at P.S. 49. Representatives from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) spoke about different rebates and incentives offered for using solar energy. According Read More …

Council Member Elizabeth Crowley Helps Organize Grand Avenue Cleanup

In October, Council Member Elizabeth Crowley called on the City Department of Sanitation to increase garbage pick up on Grand Avenue to combat littering along the commercial strip. On Saturday, November 12, 2011, Council Member Elizabeth Crowley donated supplies to local civic groups to beautify the tree pits along Grand Avenue. The pits had become overgrown Read More …

Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley Introduces Legislation to Bury Overhead Power Lines

On Sept. 8, Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley will introduce legislation to move all electrical conductors in the 30th Council District underground. For residents in Glendale, Woodhaven, Middle Village, Ridgewood, Richmond Hill and Maspeth, this would mean a more reliable source of power, particularly in times of inclement weather. Hurricane Irene’s impact on Queens highlighted Read More …