The Mayor’s Corner

ON Aug. 28, I opened a new 5.5-acre waterfront park and several new roadways at the site of the Hunter’s Point South development in Long Island City, Queens.

ON Aug. 21, I announced that weekday ferry service between the Rockaways and Lower Manhattan, with a stop in Sunset Park, will continue to operate through Jan. 31, 2014.

FIRE Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano and I recently swore-in 318 new probationary firefighters.

DEPUTY Mayor Linda I. Gibbs, Department of Design and Construction Commissioner David Burney, Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas A. Farley and I recently announced a series of first-in-the-nation anti-obesity initiatives that will promote physical activity through the design of buildings and public spaces.

IN honor of the summer season, I outlined some of the free and low-cost, family-friendly cultural activities occurring throughout the five boroughs.

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