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

LIC priest elevated to monsignor

Nine priests within the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes Brooklyn and Queens, have been conferred the title of Chaplain of His Holiness, Pope Francis, which carries the title of Reverend Monsignor, according to Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn. One of the priests serve a parish in Long Island City. Reverend Monsignor John P. Harrington, pictured above, is retired in residence at St. Patrick’s … Continue reading LIC priest elevated to monsignor

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

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

LaGuardia CC named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars

LaGuardia Community College announced today that it has made the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright Scholars in 2019-2020. In fact, among associate degree-granting institutions nationwide, LaGuardia had the highest number of Fulbright Scholars. The Long Island City institution is the only community college in the city to have two faculty members awarded the prestigious scholarship for 2019-2020. LaGuardia’s Fulbright … Continue reading LaGuardia CC named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars

Van Bramer ends campaign for Queens BP

Long Island City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer has dropped out of the special election for Queens borough president. In a campaign email to supporters on Monday morning, Van Bramer announced the end to his campaign. “Family circumstances have been weighing on me for some time, causing me to reconsider the timing and feasibility of this campaign,” he wrote. “Prioritizing my responsibilities as a son and … Continue reading Van Bramer ends campaign for Queens BP

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