Chip NYC is giving their first 200 customers free cookies with purchase at Friday’s LIC Grand Opening

Tomorrow (Friday, January 18th), at 4PM,  Chip NYC will open up its third location at 42-15 Crescent St. in LIC. Today, they let their loyal fans know that the first 200 customers… YES, 200!… will receive one free cookie with their purchase. This isn’t the first time that Chip is rewarding their loyal fans. At their grand opening of Chip Ditmars (22-04 33rd St.), they … Continue reading Chip NYC is giving their first 200 customers free cookies with purchase at Friday’s LIC Grand Opening

LIC intersection to get stop sign

A Long Island City intersection near the waterfront is getting a much-needed all-way stop sign. Later this afternoon, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer will announce the new traffic safety measure at 4 p.m. This section of LIC has been growing tremendously in the last several years. With PS/IS 78 nearby, it’s also an intersection used by many young students. At … Continue reading LIC intersection to get stop sign

Apply now for a chance to serve on Community Board 2

Here’s your chance to get involved with the most local level of New York City government. Borough President Melinda Katz is accepting applications for “qualified and civic-minded individuals” to serve on their local community boards. CBs play an important advisory role on land use and zoning, safety, parks, libraries and other neighborhood concerns. The membership application is available online here. The deadline for applications to be … Continue reading Apply now for a chance to serve on Community Board 2

Amazon’s open letter to LIC

New year, same Amazon! The e-commerce giant rang in 2019 by penning a letter to their future neighbors in LIC. In this letter, they reiterated many of the promises they have made when HQ2 comes to fruition. These investments include: 25,000 new jobs over 10 years Career training for local residents Tens of thousands of jobs in construction, building services and hospitality $27 billion in … Continue reading Amazon’s open letter to LIC

Chip NYC to open new LIC location on Friday, Jan. 18th

Chip NYC, a cookie company created by two Queens natives, was hands down the hottest new NYC bakery of 2018. Fans around NYC and across the country have been raving about Chip’s large, gooey cookies, with many sharing their experiences on Instagram, Facebook, YELP, and other social media platforms. On Friday, January 18th, Chip NYC will open up its third location at 42-15 Crescent St. in … Continue reading Chip NYC to open new LIC location on Friday, Jan. 18th

Here are the most popular baby names for 2017

New York City’s most popular baby names in 2017 were Emma and Liam. According to the city’s Health Department, there were 571 Emmas and 734 Liams born in 2017. Liam was also the top name for boys in 2016, and Emma rose from third to first. Olivia, 2016’s top name for girls, fell to second. Here are the top 10 names for girls in 2017: … Continue reading Here are the most popular baby names for 2017

No more sign-in required for Queens Library’s Wi-Fi

Not only is Queens Library for everyone, but its Wi-Fi service is, too. Starting December 17, visitors to any Queens Library branch don’t need a library card or PIN to access the free Wi-Fi. Users can now connect freely to “QBPL_WIRELESS.” According to Queens Library, it removed the sign-in requirement to “fulfill its mission of providing easy access to information and improve the user experience, … Continue reading No more sign-in required for Queens Library’s Wi-Fi

LaGuardia Community College opens small business education center

Last week, LaGuardia Community College opened its Goldman Sachs 10,000Small Businesses Education Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The $5 million center was funded by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The 10,000-square-foot space will host trainings, lectures, alumni events and more. The 10,000 Small Businesses program launched as a partnership between LaGuardia and Goldman Sachs to support local entrepreneurs. The program provides training in business development, capital building, … Continue reading LaGuardia Community College opens small business education center

Ban on single-use styrofoam containers begins Jan. 1

As the new year approaches, we want to remind businesses that the city ban on single-use styrofoam containers starts on January 1. Specifically, Local Law 142 states that “food service establishments, stores, mobile food commissaries and manufacturers may not possess, sell, or offer for use single-service Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam food service articles or loose fill packaging.” The law was passed because styrofoam poses an … Continue reading Ban on single-use styrofoam containers begins Jan. 1

Donate to the holiday food drive

For the 9th year, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is hosting the annual holiday food drive to collect food for the hungry in our community. Please donate non-perishable items including: canned meets, canned soup, canned veggies, canned or dried fruit, infant formula, peanut butter and other dried goods like pasta, rice and grains. Drop them off at the following locations: Van Bramer’s office: 47-01 Queens Blvd. … Continue reading Donate to the holiday food drive