My first inclination was to try to find a way to do a better job. But I (now see) that ... to make a profit, there's no way for them to treat the horses properlyStars join anti-horse carriage effort Jul 07, 2008
These pave-overs have become an eyesore and an affront to the whole notion of open space in our neighborhoodsSome prefer paved yards to lawns Nov 27, 2005
Tony Avella (born October 27, 1951) is an American politician and Democratic State Senator from the 11th New York Senate district. Avella was a member of the New York City Council from the borough of Queens from 2002 to 2009. He represented the 19th Council District, which includes neighborhoods of College Point, Whitestone, Bayside, Little Neck, Douglaston, Beechhurst, Malba and Auburndale.
He served as the Chair of the Zoning and Franchises Subcommittee and was a member of five other Council committees: Higher Education, Housing and Buildings, Fire and Criminal Justice Services, Land Use, and Veterans. He was the founder and Chair of the first Italian-American Caucus of the Council.
Avella opted not to run for a third term of the City Council (which was allowed by a bill passed in early 2009), in order to run in the 2009 Democratic primary for mayor of New York City. He received publicity for his stances in favor of animal rights and against overdevelopment, but was defeated by Bill Thompson.