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

Chip NYC raises $10K for Variety Boys and Girls Club

Last month, wildly popular cookie bakery Chip NYC teamed up with the Variety Boys & Girls Club’s Young Professionals Board to raise $10,000 for the club. Chip NYC set up a pop-up shop at the club, sold 1,000 cookies and 50 oven mitts, and donated all of the proceeds to the club. The proceeds will directly benefit the club’s after-school programs, which serve over 4,000 … Continue reading Chip NYC raises $10K for Variety Boys and Girls Club

Enjoy this multi-cultural celebration this weekend

On Sunday afternoon the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition is hosting a multi-cultural celebration at the RIOULT Dance Center on the Astoria/Long Island City border. The new dance center, which opened last October, is located at 34-01 Steinway Street. The event on Sunday will be free for all. Enjoy music and dance from cultures from around the world, including Mexico, Ecuador, Greece, China and Egypt. … Continue reading Enjoy this multi-cultural celebration this weekend

Riding the rails with State Senator Gianaris

On Tuesday, members of the transit advocacy group Riders Alliance is kicking off a series of subway ride-alongs with state lawmakers. Their goal is to document the serious crisis afflicting the New York City subways, and build momentum to pass congestion pricing. Tomorrow at 9:30 a.m., they will be riding the rails with State Senator Michael Gianaris at Queensboro Plaza. If you support congestion pricing … Continue reading Riding the rails with State Senator Gianaris

Gianaris hosting “G Mobile” pop-up office hours in LIC

Do you have a constituent question you want to ask your local state senator? No need to travel outside of Long Island City! On Thursday from 8 to 10:30 a.m., and 2 to 5 p.m., State Senator Michael Gianaris will host his first “G Mobile” district office pop-up at Cannelle LIC, located at 5-11 47th Avenue. Constituents and residents can speak to the senator, ask … Continue reading Gianaris hosting “G Mobile” pop-up office hours in LIC

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

Tomorrow (Friday, January 18th), at 4PM, ┬áChip 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