One Long Island City neighborhood’s name is at the center of a battle brewing between two local bars.
Update Tuesday, October 1, 6:00 p.m. After three pedestrians were struck in the last three months — two fatally and one left in critical condition — the western Queens community is asking for safer traffic measures. According to police, on Friday, September 13 a woman was struck and killed as she was crossing Queens Plaza [...]
ANGY ALTAMIRANO AND BENJAMIN FANG As the Dutch Kills neighborhood in Long Island City continues to grow, local politicians and residents are calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to improve traffic safety. “The city must ensure that its priority remains the safety of neighborhood residents,” said Senator Michael Gianaris. “We are trying to be [...]
The city has reinvented “parking” in Dutch Kills. Elected officials united on April 4 to officially unveil a new park in the community, Dutch Kills Green at Queens Plaza – which was a former John F. Kennedy Airport commuter parking lot. The space, which is one-and-a-half acres large, extends along Queens Plaza North and Queens [...]
Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer is “driving” the students of I.S. 125 towards success. The councilmember joined parents, faculty and students at the school, located at 46-02 47th Avenue in Woodside, on October 5 to donate supplies gathered from his 2nd annual Back to School Supply Drive. The drive received over 4,000 items, all donated by [...]
In today’s evolving world, advancements in education come hand-in-hand with technological innovations, and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer is assuring that the students of I.S. 204 are not left behind. The councilmember attended I.S. 204’s first PTA meeting of the year on September 27 and announced that he is allocating $50,000 of his capital funding to [...]