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

See where Hunters Point ranks in NYC’s most expensive neighborhoods

In PropertyShark’s latest report on the most expensive neighborhoods in New York City, Hunters Point placed 31st overall. The area saw a 7 percent year-over-year increase. Based on 102 transactions, the median sales price in the third quarter was $895,572. That makes the Long Island City neighborhood the second most expensive neighborhood in Queens, proceeded by Ditmars-Steinway ($1,075,000) at 21st overall.┬áBelle Harbor ($890,000), East Flushing … Continue reading See where Hunters Point ranks in NYC’s most expensive neighborhoods

DOT to speak at Hunters Point Civic Association

The Hunters Point Civic Association is hosting its next meeting on Tuesday, October 15 at 7 p.m. at the New York Irish Center. Queens Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Nicole Garcia, along with borough planner John O’Neill, will speak with members about issues and concerns. There will also be a representative from Rank the Vote to explain the November ballot to change elections to a … Continue reading DOT to speak at Hunters Point Civic Association

Ecuadorian American Cultural Center gets new funding

Earlier this month, the Ecuadorian American Cultural Center honored Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer with their Aya Uma Award for “exceptional support to the center’s mission.” At the ceremony, Van Bramer announced that he allocated $35,000 to the center, including $20,000 through the new Coalition of Theaters of Color initiative and $15,000 through the Cultural Immigrant Initiative. Since he took office, the councilman has allocated $116,825 … Continue reading Ecuadorian American Cultural Center gets new funding

PS/IS 78’s Mandarin Language Program just got a boost

Learning mandarin at PS/IS 78 in Long Island City just got a whole lot better. Continuing his funding streak, State Senator Mike Gianaris announced last week that PS/IS 78’s Interactive Language Program will receive a $10,000 grant from the state. The program helps prepare students for a global economy by using technology to facilitate early-age foreign language instruction across the world. My Chinese Teacher (MCT) … Continue reading PS/IS 78’s Mandarin Language Program just got a boost

Growing Up Green Charter School gets $10K in state funding

State Senator Mike Gianaris announced this week that he has allocated $10,000 in state funding for Growing Up Green Charter School in the Dutch Kills section of LIC. The funding will be used to support special education programs for the school. “Every child deserves a full range of services and quality education, and I am proud this funding will help secure just that for our … Continue reading Growing Up Green Charter School gets $10K in state funding

Participatory budgeting in District 26 underway

The sixth year of participatory in District 26, which includes LIC, Sunnyside and Woodside, is now underway. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is committing a minimum of $1 million to projects that receive the most votes from residents. In the last cycle, his office funded $2.05 million for five projects. Here’s the schedule for the rest of the neighborhood assemblies, which are community residents where residents … Continue reading Participatory budgeting in District 26 underway

PS 111 students receive school supplies

Not a bad way to start the school year! PS 111 students received school supplies collected by Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer as part of his 10th annual Back to School Supplies Drive. From August 9 to September 11, community members donated thousands of school supplies, including backpacks, notebooks, pencils, crayons, rulers and more. The supplies were all given to PS 111, which serves students that … Continue reading PS 111 students receive school supplies

Sunnyside Yard’s third public meeting

EDC is hosting its third public meeting of the master planning process for Sunnyside Yard on Monday, September 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. The even will be held at Aviation High School right off Queens Boulevard. According to the invitation description, there will be some “early concepts” to help address open space and infrastructure concerns. The city is seeking feedback on these ideas. Light … Continue reading Sunnyside Yard’s third public meeting