Your LIC postpones fifth workshop

Your LIC has postponed its fifth workshop on Density and Uses due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Organizers say they hope to reschedule the workshop for April via webinar, but will closely monitor the pandemic in the coming days and weeks to determine the best time. “The health and safety of our community is our first priority,” organizers said in a message. The fourth workshop … Continue reading Your LIC postpones fifth workshop

Explore Anable Basin with Dr. Jack Eichenbaum

On Sunday, March 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., geographer Dr. Jack Eichenbaum, the Queens borough historian, is hosting a tour of Anable Basin in Long Island City. As Eichenbaum notes, this is the area that Amazon rejected under community pressure last year. The tech giant was originally going to build its HQ2 campus for 25,000 jobs on the waterfront. Even without Amazon, the … Continue reading Explore Anable Basin with Dr. Jack Eichenbaum

LIC priest elevated to monsignor

Nine priests within the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes Brooklyn and Queens, have been conferred the title of Chaplain of His Holiness, Pope Francis, which carries the title of Reverend Monsignor, according to Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn. One of the priests serve a parish in Long Island City. Reverend Monsignor John P. Harrington, pictured above, is retired in residence at St. Patrick’s … Continue reading LIC priest elevated to monsignor

LaGuardia student nominated for Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Computer science major Ruzan Melik-Yolchyan has been nominated by LaGuardia Community College for the 2020 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in Math, Natural Science & Engineering. The scholarship for college students pursuing STEM fields is given every year to 400-500 students out of a pool of 1,200 nominees. Melik-Yolchyan immigrated to the United States four years ago from Armenia. She enrolled at LaGuardia to study comp-sci. … Continue reading LaGuardia student nominated for Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Your LIC’s 4th workshop to focus on neighborhood planning

As the “Your LIC” process leaps forward, the fourth public workshop will focus on comprehensive neighborhood planning. Among the topics that will be discussed are transit options and sustainable infrastructure that will strengthen the entire neighborhood. The meeting will take place on Monday, March 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Information Technology High School. Like the previous workshops, light dinner will be served. Here’s … Continue reading Your LIC’s 4th workshop to focus on neighborhood planning

Queens SWAB meeting on Wednesday night

The Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board (QSWAB) Organizing Committee is meeting on Wednesday, February 26 at 6:15 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Plaxall Gallery, located at 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City. Attendees will hear from two speakers. First, from a representative from the group CHEKPEDS. They will present on its TOSS (Trash Off Our Street) initiative in Hells Kitchen. They … Continue reading Queens SWAB meeting on Wednesday night

Van Bramer to host Black History Month celebration on Feb. 27

On Thursday, February 27, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is hosting his 10th annual Black History Month celebration at Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement, located at 10-25 41st Avenue. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with music by DJ Hank and live performances from Own IT Dance and the PS 111 choir. Refreshments will be served. RSVP at ptenzin@council.nyc.gov or call 718-383-9566. The … Continue reading Van Bramer to host Black History Month celebration on Feb. 27

Workshops to introduce justice-involved residents to new tech

Queens Public Library is launching a new workshop series to introduce formerly incarcerated individuals to new technologies and provide them information on career paths in the technology sector. The 15-week series will be held at the Queensbridge Tech Lab, located at 10-43 41st Avenue. The first workshop is slated for Tuesday, March 3. Participants will be introduced to topics such as music creation and production, … Continue reading Workshops to introduce justice-involved residents to new tech

LaGuardia CC named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars

LaGuardia Community College announced today that it has made the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright Scholars in 2019-2020. In fact, among associate degree-granting institutions nationwide, LaGuardia had the highest number of Fulbright Scholars. The Long Island City institution is the only community college in the city to have two faculty members awarded the prestigious scholarship for 2019-2020. LaGuardia’s Fulbright … Continue reading LaGuardia CC named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars

CEC 30 to meet on Tuesday, February 11

Community Education Council (CEC) 30 is slated to meet on Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. at at PS 112, located at 25-05 37th Avenue in Long Island City. Superintendent Dr. Philip Composto will make his supervisory appointments of Izett Thomas, principal of PS 70, and Erica Urena-Thus, principal of PS 398. After that will be a presentation of the School Diversity Advisory Group to … Continue reading CEC 30 to meet on Tuesday, February 11