Queens helps with de Blasio transition


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy the Long Island City Partnership

Queens is taking part in Transition NYC. Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio announced the appointment of 60 leaders and experts to his transition committee on Wednesday, November 20. “My charge to the transition team is to identify women and men from every part of our city and walk of life that share a commitment to progressive […]

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Mayoral candidates take on tech at forum


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Mayoral candidates discussed ways to improve the city’s booming technology industry during the Mayoral Tech Policy Forum on June 17 at the Museum of the Moving Image. The Coalition for Queens, which fosters the tech community in the borough, hosted the event. It brought out more than 100 techies. “Technology affects everything from all the […]

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Courier hosts Power Breakfast on future of LIC’s tech boom


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Terence Cullen

Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), made clear that as business sectors based in the city move forward, technology will become more crucial. “As we like to say at EDC: whereas in the past the technology industry was a sector; increasingly, today, the economy itself is the tech sector.” […]

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Queens Tech Meetup


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

Amol Sarva discusses his tech industry experience at the September 27 event.

Over a hundred technology fanatics assembled on the rooftop of Hunter’s Point Plaza in Long Island City for this month’s Queens Tech Meetup. Hosted by the Coalition for Queens, the Thursday, September 27 event brought together members of the tech community to share ideas, network and gain insight from stars of the tech industry. Amol […]

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Queens Courier to present Power Breakfast


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Queens, particularly Long Island City, could be the “Silicon Valley of the East.” With this in mind, The Queens Courier, together with TD Bank, will present “The Future of LIC: How the tech boom will affect you & your business!,” a power breakfast networking event on Thursday, October 11. The event will be led by […]

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Start-ups flock to Queens


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Alexa Altman

Tech start-up companies, escaping steep Manhattan rents and expanding Queens-born businesses, are setting up shop in Long Island City. “It has a pioneering and innovative spirit,” said Coalition for Queens founder Jukay Hsu of the neighborhood’s energy. The creator of the non-profit organization, responsible for fostering the tech community in the borough through raising awareness […]

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Queens Tech Meetup 2: Educate and innovate


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Attention Queens innovators: think outside the box. At the second Queens Tech Meetup, local inventors learned that while Queens can potentially surface as one of the nation’s leading technology regions, creators must be fully engaged to energize the movement. The advice was given to nearly 200 techies and digital startup hopefuls by venture capitalist Charlie […]

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New programs to provide more job training for growing tech industry


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy William Alatriste

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, together with the City University of New York (CUNY), the Coalition for Queens and tech industry leaders announced two initiatives to help train more New Yorkers for jobs in the city’s growing technology sector. One of these initiatives will provide for more tech educational opportunities in Queens. Coalition for Queens, […]

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Western Queens may become Silicon Valley of the East


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Local inventors and technology specialists are saying western Queens could become the Silicon Valley of the East. At the first Queens Tech Meetup on June 7, an estimated 200 techies and gadget lovers gathered on a Long Island City rooftop to view upcoming apps and devices from local companies, proving the expansion of the digital […]

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Queens Courier honors Rising Stars


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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ATTEND THE 2013 RISING STARS AWARDS & NETWORKING EVENT Devon O’Connor had never been to an awards ceremony — much less been honored at one. So when the 20 year old was named one of The Queens Courier’s “Rising Stars,” he made sure to bask in the moment before it was gone. “When I was […]

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Reserve now for ‘Rising Stars’!


| mchan@queenscourier.com

The Queens Courier will host its fourth annual “Rising Stars” awards and networking event on Thursday, January 26. Presented by Metropolitan Hospitality, the evening will honor young professionals who exemplify outstanding leadership skills — not only in their chosen fields, but also in their community. The “40 under 40” event will feature networking with top […]

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Silicon City model unveiled at Queens Museum of Art


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THE COURIER/photo by Billy Rennison

A conceptual model of “Silicon City,” a technological innovation center in Queens that includes an applied sciences campus, was unveiled today at the Queens Museum of Art. The model was placed on the museum’s famed Panorama where it will remain on display for visitors through Sunday. Jukay Hsu, founder of Coalition for Queens, and elected […]

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