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Green businesses growing in LIC
Green businesses growing in LIC
News Alexa Altman 10/25/2012 at 3:31PM

Environmentally friendly businesses in Long Island City are perfecting green living in an urban setting. Coffeed, a java joint on the ground floor of the Brooklyn Grange building on Northern Boulevard, serves sandwiches, soups and salads, crafted from ingredients grown on the roof of their building. The top deck of the six-story LIC building holds [...]

Queens councilmembers score high on environmental report cards
News Melissa Chan 4/12/2012 at 3:33PM

The scores are in — and Queens councilmembers have fared well above average in their most recent environmental report cards. According to the New York City League of Conservation Voters’ (NYLCV) annual “Environmental Scorecard,” a record number of 22 out of 50 councilmembers achieved perfect scores. Queens, the runner-up borough, trailed the Manhattan delegation — [...]

St. Patrick’s Day around Queens
St. Patrick’s Day around Queens
News Billy Rennison 3/16/2012 at 2:48PM

Queens’ St. Patrick’s parades have passed and for those that want to avoid the madness of Manhattan there are a plethora of options right here in the borough. Bars around Queens borough are serving up St. Paddy’s Day specials, so revelers can save some green. Here are some spots around the borough to celebrate: Austin [...]

The history of St. Patrick and his parade
The history of St. Patrick and his parade
News Queens Courier Staff 3/16/2012 at 12:51PM

By Will Sammon On St. Patrick’s Day, almost everyone wants to be Irish, however, not everyone really knows why. New York City, from 44th Street to 86th Street, will be the biggest site of green attire and leprechaun attitude on March 17, the date of the annual holiday. But how does any of that, and [...]

Steinway Street goes Green
Steinway Street goes Green
News Michael Pantelidis 9/28/2011 at 2:25PM

Astoria’s green initiative is also beautifying the neighborhood. Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr., Senator Michael Gianaris, Department of Transportation Queens Borough Commissioner Maura McCarthy and members of the Steinway Astoria Partnership united on September 15 for the unveiling of several environmentally-friendly additions to Steinway Street. Among the improvements are new plants and flower baskets lining [...]

It is easy being green
It is easy being green
News Jay Lane 9/20/2011 at 1:18PM

The residents of Western Queens are no longer green when it comes to saving the environment. Hundreds of people attended the first annual Western Queens Green Resources Fair on September 10 in order to learn how to live healthier, greener lives and discover green activities in the area. The fair, which was made possible by [...]