Variety Boys & Girls Club to host Queens BP forum

Now that Borough President Melinda Katz has officially become the next Queens District Attorney, the race to fill the borough presidency spot is well underway. There are at least half a dozen contenders, including current and former elected officials. Astoria Councilman Costa Constantinides and LIC/Sunnyside/Woodside Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer are among those who have thrown their hat in the ring. To help voters decide who … Continue reading Variety Boys & Girls Club to host Queens BP forum

Van Bramer hosts 10th annual Holiday Food Drive

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is hosting his 10th annual Holiday Food Drive from now until December 20. The drive is collecting the following non-perishable food items: canned meats, canned soups, canned veggies, canned/dried fruit, infant formula, peanut butter, dried goods, other pasta, rice and grains. The collected items will support the women and children who receive services at the Long Island City-based nonprofit Hour Children. … Continue reading Van Bramer hosts 10th annual Holiday Food Drive

TONIGHT: LIC Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Join the Long Island City Business Improvement District tonight for a holiday lighting ceremony. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan and other elected officials are expected to attend the event, which takes place at Hunters Point Community Park at 6 p.m. Expect carolers from the Girl Scouts of LIC and SING LIC to help light up the lights. There will be complimentary hot chocolate … Continue reading TONIGHT: LIC Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Sixteen Oaks Grove to undergo renovation

A gathering space near the Ravenswood Houses and the Long Island City branch of the Queens Public Library will undergo a $1.3 million transformation. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer announced the funding to revamp Sixteen Oaks Grove on 21st Street and 37th Avenue last week. “This is a beautiful space that is essentially empty,” he said. “We can add appropriate benches and greenery to beautify this … Continue reading Sixteen Oaks Grove to undergo renovation

ICYMI: Maloney tapped to lead House Oversight Committee

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, who represents Long Island City, was elected last week by the House Democratic Caucus to lead the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The veteran pol fills the vacancy created the passing of late Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland. Out of 219 ballots cast, Maloney received 133 votes, while Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly got 86 votes. The House Oversight Committee will play … Continue reading ICYMI: Maloney tapped to lead House Oversight Committee

Submit an entry to this year’s Thanksgiving Creative Program

State Senator Mike Gianaris is hosting his annual Thanksgiving-themed creative program once again this year. Young people from across western Queens are invited to submit a creative depiction showing what they are thankful for this time of year. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade can submit works of art, poems or short stories. Entries are due by November 25. “This program provides students an opportunity … Continue reading Submit an entry to this year’s Thanksgiving Creative Program

EDC to host digital town hall on Sunnyside Yard

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is hosting another town hall event on the master plan for Sunnyside Yard. This time, the town hall, which takes place on Wednesday, December 4 at 7 p.m., will be digital. To register for the webinar, click here. The public meeting will be a chance for EDC to showcase their draft of the master plan for the … Continue reading EDC to host digital town hall on Sunnyside Yard

“Your LIC” hosts workshop on economic empowerment on November 21

Three companies looking to shape the development of the Long Island City waterfront are planning a series of public workshops over the next several months. TF Cornerstone, Simon Baron Development and L&L MAG collectively launched “Your LIC,” a public engagement process for the 28-acre site. They will host four public workshops and online engagements on neighborhood priorities, including career development, resiliency and open space, community … Continue reading “Your LIC” hosts workshop on economic empowerment on November 21

LIC Summit set for November 19

Registration is now open for the annual LIC Summit, which is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Museum of the Moving Image. There will be panels on innovation, mobility, life sciences and the fastest growing companies in the neighborhood. Hear from leaders in the business, real estate and technology fields, who will descend on MOMI for the convening. Visit … Continue reading LIC Summit set for November 19

40,000 sq ft retail space available on 51st Avenue

A 40,000-square-foot retail space is available at 5-06 51st Avenue in Long Island City. Courtesy of our friends at Politan Real Estate, the space is located in the heart of Hunters Point. It’s a two-story building at 20,000 square feet per floor, with 15-feet-high ceilings and an open floor plan. The 51st Avenue side of the building will be lined with restaurants that will attract … Continue reading 40,000 sq ft retail space available on 51st Avenue