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

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

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

Court Square Library to close on February 15

A closing date has been announced for the Court Square library branch. Queens Public Library has notified the community that the library at 25-01 Jackson Avenue will close on Saturday, February 15 at 5 p.m. Mobile library service will be provided on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting on February 24. The service will be located in front of the court house at … Continue reading Court Square Library to close on February 15

Court Square civic leaders to rally for new library

On Wednesday, January 8, Friends of Court Square Library, Court Square Civic Association and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer will rally to demand a new home for the Court Square Library. The library’s lease on the ground floor of the Citi Building is slated to end in March. That means the 100,000 people who use the library each year will be out of a library until … Continue reading Court Square civic leaders to rally for new library

Online contest to rename Bridge and Tunnel Park

Here’s your chance to help rename a Long Island City Park. The Parks Department and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer are hosting a public contest to rename Bridge and Tunnel Park. Located on 50th Avenue between 11th Street and 11th Place, the park was established in 1957. Its name refers to its location between the Pulaski Bride and the Queens Midtown Tunnel. The Parks Department website … Continue reading Online contest to rename Bridge and Tunnel Park