YourLIC to host fifth public workshop on comprehensive planning

The development team behind ‘Your LIC’ is hosting a virtual fifth workshop on Tuesday, June 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. The topic will be “Density & Uses: Comprehensive Planning for an Inclusive LIC.” The virtual workshop, like the others, will be facilitated by Dr. Gail Mellow, former president of LaGuardia Community College, and Bishop Mitchell Taylor of Urban Upbound. Participants will be asked to … Continue reading YourLIC to host fifth public workshop on comprehensive planning

Study possible post office for Dutch Kills: Maloney

Long Island City Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has asked the U.S. Postmaster Paul Stremel to conduct a re-evaluation on the feasibility of a full-service post office in Dutch Kills. Maloney first requested an evaluation for a USPS facility in February. The Post Service determined that the existing facilities met the neighborhood’s needs. But given the growth of the Long Island City community, particularly in areas like … Continue reading Study possible post office for Dutch Kills: Maloney

Grassland Dairy donates butter to City Harvest in LIC

Grassland Dairy donated 2,000 pounds of butter to City Harvest in Long Island City at the beginning of the month. Altogether, the company and donated more than 10,000 pounds of butter across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The impact of this public health pandemic has been swift and significant, and as we’ve seen across the country, there has been an immediate surge in the … Continue reading Grassland Dairy donates butter to City Harvest in LIC

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

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

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

Your LIC second workshop set for December 16

The second ‘Your LIC’ workshop is scheduled for Monday, December 16 at Hunters Point Community Middle School. The topic of this workshop will be resiliency and public open space. Like the first workshop, this one will be facilitated by Dr. Gail Mellow, former president of LaGuardia Community College, and Bishop Mitchell Taylor, co-founder of Urban Upbound. The workshop will feature a presentation from SHoP Architects, … Continue reading Your LIC second workshop set for December 16

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