New York Junior Tennis League shares statement on racial injustice

Tennis legend Arthur Ashe once said the following quote: “My potential is more than can be expressed within the bounds of my race or ethnic identity.” It’s with this framework in mind that the New York Junior Tennis League has responded to the protests for racial justice in New York City and across the country after the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. George … Continue reading New York Junior Tennis League shares statement on racial injustice

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

First responder advocates deliver lunch to NYPD Transit officers

Michael Barasch, managing partner at Barasch McGarry, teamed up with the Retired Sergeants Association and the FealGood Foundation to donate lunch to first responders at the NYPD Transit Bureau K9 Unit in Long Island City last week. “These peopleĀ are our heroes,” Barasch said. “They need to be fed and they need to be taken care of, so they can take care of us.” “In this … Continue reading First responder advocates deliver lunch to NYPD Transit officers

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

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

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

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