Chip NYC raises $10K for Variety Boys and Girls Club

Last month, wildly popular cookie bakery Chip NYC teamed up with the Variety Boys & Girls Club’s Young Professionals Board to raise $10,000 for the club. Chip NYC set up a pop-up shop at the club, sold 1,000 cookies and 50 oven mitts, and donated all of the proceeds to the club. The proceeds will directly benefit the club’s after-school programs, which serve over 4,000 … Continue reading Chip NYC raises $10K for Variety Boys and Girls Club

Gail Mellow to step down from LaGuardia Community College

Last week, LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow announced that she will step down in August. “After almost 20 years as president, I continue to be amazed at what our community accomplishes,” she said in a statement. “We are an astonishing institution and it starts with our formidable students, with their extraordinary passion for learning and determination to overcome obstacles and thrive.” LaGuardia Community … Continue reading Gail Mellow to step down from LaGuardia Community College

Enter this Earth Day poster contest

Help celebrate our world this Earth Day by participating in State Senator Michael Gianaris’s Earth Day poster contest. Submissions to the contest, meant to raise awareness on environmental issues, can be made on Gianaris’s website here: www.gianaris.nysenate.gov. The deadline is April 17, 2019. “Protecting our environment for the next generation is critical, and it’s best to involve them in raising awareness,” Gianaris says. “The New York State … Continue reading Enter this Earth Day poster contest

Enjoy this multi-cultural celebration this weekend

On Sunday afternoon the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition is hosting a multi-cultural celebration at the RIOULT Dance Center on the Astoria/Long Island City border. The new dance center, which opened last October, is located at 34-01 Steinway Street. The event on Sunday will be free for all. Enjoy music and dance from cultures from around the world, including Mexico, Ecuador, Greece, China and Egypt. … Continue reading Enjoy this multi-cultural celebration this weekend

Riding the rails with State Senator Gianaris

On Tuesday, members of the transit advocacy group Riders Alliance is kicking off a series of subway ride-alongs with state lawmakers. Their goal is to document the serious crisis afflicting the New York City subways, and build momentum to pass congestion pricing. Tomorrow at 9:30 a.m., they will be riding the rails with State Senator Michael Gianaris at Queensboro Plaza. If you support congestion pricing … Continue reading Riding the rails with State Senator Gianaris

LIC House of the Week 2/16/19

The Long Island City House of the Week is a state-of-the-art three-family house. Each of the three apartments offers two bedrooms, two modern bathrooms, a laundry room and a balcony. The entire home features modern kitchens, Pella Windows, clawfoot tubs, thermostatic shower panels, surround sound speakers and more. There’s alos a wired alarm system with camera. The home is located near the new ferry to … Continue reading LIC House of the Week 2/16/19

Amazon cancels HQ2

Consider it a Valentine’s Day heartbreak for Amazon supporters. After fierce opposition from many community groups, unions and local elected officials, including State Senator Michael Gianaris and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Amazon announced just today that it will not move forward with its Long Island City campus. Here’s the statement they posted on their Day One blog: After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not … Continue reading Amazon cancels HQ2

Chip NYC’s new Cinnamon Roll Cookie debuts Wednesday at the Variety Boys & Girls Club in LIC

Chip NYC is “chipping in” at the Variety Boys & Girls Club in LIC by hosting a Chip POP UP event this Wednesday, 4-8pm, at the Variety Boys & Girls Club (21-12 30th Rd. LIC). The Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens is a local non-profit that inspires children to discover their passions through a diverse array of youth development programs. The Club serves … Continue reading Chip NYC’s new Cinnamon Roll Cookie debuts Wednesday at the Variety Boys & Girls Club in LIC

LIC United: We still need more investments

Since Amazon announced it was coming to Long Island City, one of the biggest questions was: what do local residents think of HQ2? There have been anti-Amazon protests from elected officials, community organizations and some labor unions. Then there are pro-Amazon factions, including some elected officials, business groups and, of course, some labor unions. Opinions are wide and varied. What residents do agree on is … Continue reading LIC United: We still need more investments

Gianaris hosting “G Mobile” pop-up office hours in LIC

Do you have a constituent question you want to ask your local state senator? No need to travel outside of Long Island City! On Thursday from 8 to 10:30 a.m., and 2 to 5 p.m., State Senator Michael Gianaris will host his first “G Mobile” district office pop-up at Cannelle LIC, located at 5-11 47th Avenue. Constituents and residents can speak to the senator, ask … Continue reading Gianaris hosting “G Mobile” pop-up office hours in LIC