Winning projects for this year’s participatory budgeting

Last Friday, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer announced the winners of this year’s participatory budgeting process. In total, six projects were funded for a total of $2.05 million. Thousands of residents ages 11 and up voted for their favorite projects from March 30 to April 7. Here are the winning projects: Tech Upgrades for Schools ($400,000) 3,484 votes Laptop carts, computers, projectors and interactive boards for PS … Continue reading Winning projects for this year’s participatory budgeting

LIC resident steps up to challenge Cathy Nolan

  Long Island City resident Mary Jobaida has filed to run against longtime Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan in 2020. Nolan has been in office since 1984. She represents District 37, which includes parts of Long Island City, Sunnyside, Maspeth and Ridgewood. Jobaida, a mother of three, says she wants to run because Nolan has not received a primary challenge in over a decade. If she wins, … Continue reading LIC resident steps up to challenge Cathy Nolan

Two LaGuardia students selected as Jack Kent Cooke Scholars

Two students from LaGuardia Community College have been selected as 2019 Jack Kent Cooke Scholars. Matthew Wilson and Sukhrob Abdushukurov are two of only 61 community college students across the country to receive the scholarship, which provides up to $40,000 per year, up to three years, for the completion of a bachelor’s degree. With Wilson and Abdushukurov’s selection, LaGuardia now has had 11 Cooke scholars since … Continue reading Two LaGuardia students selected as Jack Kent Cooke Scholars

Cushman & Wakefield named leasing agents for “The Mill LIC”

Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has been tapped as the exclusive leasing agent for “The Mill LIC,” a 56,000-square-foot brewery in Long Island City. Located at 46-24 28th Street, near LaGuardia Community College, the building has a mezzanine, three floors, lower level with elevator access and outdoor communal space. The floors can be leased separately or combined, which gives the tenant the ability … Continue reading Cushman & Wakefield named leasing agents for “The Mill LIC”

LaGuardia to host Black Lives Matter Summit

LaGuardia Community College is hosting the 5th annual Black Lives Matter Summit. On Thursday, April 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., LaGuardia students, faculty and staff will discuss issues of inequity faced by people of color and the fight for social justice. The keynote speakers at the conference will be Shaun King, a writer, activist and co-founder of the Real Justice PAC, and Talib … Continue reading LaGuardia to host Black Lives Matter Summit

Ribbon-cutting for new playground at P4Q@Skillman

On Wednesday afternoon, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer will join the staff, faculty and students at P4Q@Skillman to unveil a new sensory playground. P4Q@Skillman is a K-8 school that serves children on the autism spectrum and those with special needs. The new playground will have customized equipment for children fo all abilities. The $250,000 in funding came from the councilman’s participatory budgeting process. It received the … Continue reading Ribbon-cutting for new playground at P4Q@Skillman

Pick your favorite local projects for Participatory Budgeting 2019

From March 30 to April 7, residents ages 11 and up in the 26th Council District (Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Astoria) can vote for their favorite projects in this year’s participatory budgeting. After months of community engagement, the ballot has been narrowed down to 13 final projects: Technology Upgrades for Libraries ($450,000) Location: Sunnyside, Woodside, Broadway, LIC and Court Square Libraries Description: Technology upgrades … Continue reading Pick your favorite local projects for Participatory Budgeting 2019