The Adult Learning Center has been expanded to more than double the existing space to accommodate the hundred of adult students it serves every year. The center is one of seven that are part of the Queens Library system that offers programs for adults who are learning to read, learning English as a second language, and taking pre-Ged classes.
Special guests Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein came out to Bayside to congratulate the boys, and one girl, of the Rebels on capturing the Borough Cup for Queens and for their impressive season.
Hoping to garner support from Community Board 5’s (CB 5) Transportation and Public Transit Committees, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley presented her plans for a light rail infrastructure on the former lower Montauk line during the committees’ joint meeting on Tuesday night.
Queens elected officials, doctors and management staff were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the rebranding of New York Hospital Queens as NewYork-Presbyterian Queens (NYP/Queens) in Flushing on Monday night.
Elected officials gathered under the Robert F. Kennedy (Triborough) Bridge last week to announce the allocation of $1 million to build an official dog park in the neighborhood. The park, which is currently a basketball court, will be located at Hoyt Avenue North between 23rd and 24th streets.
Parade spectators of all ages waved Italian flags and danced to both traditional and modern versions of Italian songs played from passing floats. Pope Francis even made an appearance in the form of cardboard cut-outs and souvenirs from the recent papal visit.
Queens Library officials and Councilman Paul Vallone hosted a meeting at the Douglaston-Little Neck branch this week to discuss upgrades funded by a $1.03 million allocation by the councilman and Borough President Melinda Katz.
Local elected officials joined the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association on Saturday during a rally in Bowne Park to draw attention to the renewed fight to have the area recognized by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC).