Gianaris distributes meals in Queensbridge

State Senator Michael Gianaris joined local organizations last Thursday for a food distribution event at Queensbridge Houses. The Long Island City representative collaborated with Frontline Foods, Food First and Queensbridge 696 to hand out lunches to residents. He also toured the COVID-19 testing site at the Jacob Riis Settlement House. “In these challenging times, it is uplifting to see so many neighbors helping neighbors,” he … Continue reading Gianaris distributes meals in Queensbridge

New report finds 11109 is the most expensive ZIP code in Queens

A new report by the company Amast finds that 11109 in Long Island City is the most expensive ZIP code in Queens this year. The area had a median home sale price of $1.7 million, making it the 12th overall most expensive neighborhood in New York City. The most expensive sale in the neighborhood, and the borough overall, was a $3.4 million home on Center … Continue reading New report finds 11109 is the most expensive ZIP code in Queens

Assemblywoman Nolan wins primary nomination

Longtime Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan has secured the Democratic nomination for re-election in the 37th Assembly District. In a district overwhelmingly dominated by Democrats, her victory all but ensures she will go back to Albany for two more years. In a statement following the absentee ballot count, Nolan said she won by a margin of over 1,500 votes. She was challenged by two first-time candidates, Mary … Continue reading Assemblywoman Nolan wins primary nomination

Open Streets changes in Long Island City

New York City has added a new Open Street in Long Island City, but also returned two to normal traffic. Last week, the city announced that Dutch Kills Street from Jackson Avenue to Sunnyside Yard, a 0.09-mile stretch, will join the Open Streets program. It will be managed by Rockrose. Due to lack of use, two Open Streets will be removed from the program. Center … Continue reading Open Streets changes in Long Island City

Acting BP Lee is accepting applications to join CEC 30

Acting Borough President Sharon Lee is looking for two dedicated parent volunteers to fill two vacant positions on Community Education Council District 30. Lee is accepting applications from education-minded individuals until Friday, August 7. CEC 30, which includes Long Island City, Astoria, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst, is responsible for advising and commenting on educational policies and providing input to Schools Chancellor Richard … Continue reading Acting BP Lee is accepting applications to join CEC 30

Maloney joins Queens Together for food pantry at Variety

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney stopped by the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens on Thursday afternoon to check out the new food pantry efforts. Starting last month, Variety partnered with Queens Together, a new organization battling food insecurity and assisting local restaurants, to give out supplies of fresh produce, pantry items and prepared meals for up to 300 families. The distribution is held weekly at … Continue reading Maloney joins Queens Together for food pantry at Variety

Innovo Property Group launches leasing at The Bridge

The Bridge, a new, seven-story commercial building located at 24-02 49th Avenue in Long Island City, has launched leasing as of late June. Behind the property is Innovo Property Group, a New York City real estate investment and operating company founded by Andrew Chung and backed by Nan Fung Group. The Bridge offers amenities such as a private lobby entrance, elevators and MEP systems, as … Continue reading Innovo Property Group launches leasing at The Bridge

Live at the Gantries free concert series move online

Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College’s Live at the Gantries concert series is officially moving online this summer. Traditionally held at Gantry Plaza State Park, the series will go virtual with performances every Tuesday at 7 p.m. during the months of July and August. The concerts will stream on KCA’s YouTube and Facebook pages. Following each concert, there will be a live Q&A … Continue reading Live at the Gantries free concert series move online

LaGuardia Community College has a new president

CUNY’s Board of Trustees has named Kenneth Adams as the new president of LaGuardia Community College. Adams currently serves as the dean of workforce and economic development at Bronx Community College. He will succeed Interim President Paul Arcario as the college’s leader. According to CUNY, Adams raised nearly $2 million to support BCC’s workforce training and career services initiatives while increasing Continuing Education enrollment by … Continue reading LaGuardia Community College has a new president

More COVID-19 testing sites coming to LIC

With phase 2 of reopening underway, New York City is opening even more COVID-19 testing sites across the five boroughs. Through a partnership with Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), an emergency relief nonprofit co-founded by Sean Penn and Ann Lee, and SOMOS, the city is operating a testing site at Long Island City High School. This will be a permanent testing site that will operate … Continue reading More COVID-19 testing sites coming to LIC