During a recent visit to Long Island City, United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (second from right), toured the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Queensbridge Houses. During the tour Gillibrand was joined by NYCHA Chair John Rhea (left to right) Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, East River Development Alliance (ERDA) Chair Bishop Mitchell […]
Residents of the Queensbridge Houses, the largest public housing development in the country, can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel in their long battle to acquire a bank that is easily accessible in their neighborhood. On Monday, June 11, the Queens Borough Board voted unanimously to approve a resolution to submit […]
Enormous cracks and gaping holes in the seawall separating the East River from Queensbridge Park are slated for repair, now that federal funds have been requested and City money has been appropriated to fix the waterfronts dangerously unstable bulkhead. A $100,000 study by the Army Corps of Engineers, which is included in a House Appropriations […]
Members of the NYPD, including First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker, and local community leaders were honored for all their achievements during an annual Black History Month celebration in Long Island City.
Ralph Calinda lives alone in a three-bedroom apartment in the NYCHA Pomonok Houses in Flushing. Through NYCHA’s downsizing policy, which moves residents who “overuse apartments” to smaller ones, the city agency wants to kick him out of his home.
Deputy Inspector Kevin Maloney will draw on his close to 22 years of NYPD experience to lead the 114th Precinct on the right path. “I’m looking forward to being here at the 114th Precinct, ultimately making it a better place for people to work and live,” Maloney said. Maloney assumed his position on November 1 […]
Queens taxi riders have the best shot at hailing a green cab in Long Island City and Astoria. Nearly 900 new apple green cabs roam the northwestern edge of the borough, according to data from the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC). City officials said more than 1,000 borough taxis have hit the streets since the […]
Rising from the ashes as a survivor of domestic violence, Beverly Cowan has reached a new moment in her life in which her passion for art has served as therapy. Now she hopes it will become a career. Born and raised in Harlem, Cowan always enjoyed working with any form of art. She filled up […]
Long Island City seniors are waiting for fixes to be made to their senior center, and have been doing so for three years. Funds allocated to fix various problems at the Jacob Riis Settlement House at the Queensbridge Houses have yet to be put to use, and now the community wants answers as to why. […]