First public meeting on Sunnyside Yard

Here’s your first chance to chime in on the proposed Sunnyside Yard development project. On Wednesday, October 24, at 6 p.m. the Economic Development Corporation is hosting a public meeting at LaGuardia Community College. The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the atrium of Building E (31-10 Thomson Avenue). To catch you up to speed, the city wants to deck over the … Continue reading First public meeting on Sunnyside Yard

Visit the Dessert Goals festival this weekend!

If you missed last weekend’s Dessert Goals festival, don’t worry! You can still visit New York’ dessert-only food festival this weekend (October 20 and 21) at Sound River Studios next to the LIC waterfont. Children ages 6 and under will be allowed in free with an adult (who has purchased a ticket). Here’s a full list of vendors and their offerings: 2 Dough Boyz  – … Continue reading Visit the Dessert Goals festival this weekend!

Know Your Rights workshop coming to Queensbridge

A Know Your Rights workshop on criminal records is coming to Queensbridge and Long Island City. The event will offer free lawyers who are available to discuss record sealing and getting a copy of your rap sheet. You may be eligible to have your record sealed if you have one or two criminal convictions total, your convictions are more than 10 years old, and you … Continue reading Know Your Rights workshop coming to Queensbridge

PS 111 students get school supplies

The school year may have started, but it’s never too late to receive important school supplies for the classroom. Students of PS 111 received hundreds of supplies from local Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s back-to-school drive over the summer. As you can see from the colorful collection, they got backpacks, notebooks, folders, pencils, crayons, rulers and more. The school serves children from the Queensbridge and Ravenswood … Continue reading PS 111 students get school supplies

Participatory budgeting neighborhood assembly schedule

Don’t miss out on your chance to pitch a neighborhood project that could be funded by the City Council! Starting today at the Woodside Library, Councilman Van Bramer is hosting neighborhood assemblies for participatory budgeting. If you can’t make it, five other assemblies will take place through October 11. Each assembly will have a specific theme. September 24 will be education, September 26 is housing, … Continue reading Participatory budgeting neighborhood assembly schedule

Hour Children Charity Organization Hosts Voting Registration and Voter Registration Awareness

Come Register To Vote! (Anyone over 18, Formerly Incarcerated, Parolees) Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 Let’s Get The entire Community Involved! How Do You Register To Vote? With us! Who Are The Candidates? What Is a Democrat? What Is A Republican? So Many Choices! How Do I choose? We can answer all of your questions and more! When: Tuesday, September 18th Voter Registration Awareness: … Continue reading Hour Children Charity Organization Hosts Voting Registration and Voter Registration Awareness

LIC has most approved units in the last year: report

You see it all around you, everyday. Residential development in LIC is booming, and developers have no intention to stop building. According to a new report by the website Localize.city, the western Queens neighborhood tops the list of communities with the most incoming apartments. In the past year, LIC has approved 1,436 units – 236 more than the second-leading neighborhood, East New York. LIC also … Continue reading LIC has most approved units in the last year: report

BQX is back on track

It looks like the BQX streetcar is happening after all, but you’ll have to wait a decade to hop on. Earlier today, the de Blasio administration announced that it will move forward with the light rail project, after it completed a two-year feasibility study. The BQX, or Brooklyn-Queens Connector, is projected to serve half a million riders living along the waterfront, including 40,000 NYCHA tenants. … Continue reading BQX is back on track

City trucks to spray pesticide in LIC tonight

Heads up, LIC residents. The Health Department is spray pesticide in parts of Queens and Brooklyn, including LIC, tonight between 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Wednesday. The spray is to reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus. This is the eighth time this season the city has conducted adulticide treatment, as it’s called. The city is using very low concentrations of … Continue reading City trucks to spray pesticide in LIC tonight

How green was your state legislator this year?

The New York League of Conservation Voters released its “Environmental Scorecard,” which grades lawmakers on how they voted on environmental bills. The green lobby group considered voting records for 13 bills, five of which passed the State Senate and seven of which passed the Assembly. The legislation ranges on issues from prohibiting offshore drilling and protecting working farms to paint stewardship and single-use carryout bags. Overall, 16 state … Continue reading How green was your state legislator this year?