Category: In the Spotlight

Podcast: We Talk To Jimmy Van Bramer About 2020; The Candidates Looking to Replace Him; and His Potential Run for Queens BP

Jan. 6, 2021 By Christian Murray Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer released his 2020 annual report Tuesday. We talk to Van Bramer in a podcast about the report, as well as his potential run for Queens Borough President. The council member discusses the challenges his constituents have faced following the outbreak of COVID-19 and what… Read more »

Podcast: Council Member Bob Holden Talks About Rising Crime, Homelessness and the Budget Hole

Sept. 7, 2020 By Christian Murray Council Member Robert Holden, who represents the 30th Council District, considers himself to be a “common sense” elected official—something he says is in short supply among legislators in New York City. Holden, whose district includes Glendale, Middle Village and Maspeth, says that the progressive and socialist policies of Mayor… Read more »

PODCAST: We Talk to Zohran Mamdani, a Democratic Socialist Who Will be Representing the 36th Assembly District in Astoria

Sept. 18, 2020 By Christian Murray We talk to Zohran Mamdani, a self-described socialist who will be representing the 36th Assembly District in Albany next year. Mamdani, 28, is an Astoria resident who won the Democratic primary against incumbent Aravella Simotas in June in what proved to be a very competitive race. He was the… Read more »

PODCAST: We Speak to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, She Seeks Another Term in Congress

June 10, 2020 By Christian Murray The Democratic primary for the 14th Congressional District takes place June 23 and incumbent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seeks another term. The congresswoman is running against former CNBC reporter Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and community organizer Badrun Khan. We speak to Ocasio-Cortez about what she has been doing in congress and why she believes… Read more »

PODCAST: The State of the LIC Condo Market

July 29, 2020 By Christian Murray The Long Island City condo market is currently in a state of flux. The market was showing signs of softening before the pandemic struck and analysts were also noting that a large supply of units were coming online. The New York Times did a story on July 3 discussing… Read more »

PODCAST: Interview with Tom Grech, President of the Queens Chamber of Commerce

May 2, 2020 By Christian Murray In upcoming months Queens residents will see for themselves the economic carnage COVID-19 has delivered to the borough’s small businesses. Store fronts will be empty; cherished restaurants will be gone; and neighborhood business owners who residents adored and could count on to sponsor local events will disappear. The number… Read more »