LaGuardia Community College

Astoria photo exhibit shows off diversity of neighborhood
Astoria photo exhibit shows off diversity of neighborhood
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 5/31/2013 at 2:46PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY The diversity of Astoria is the focus of a new photography exhibit that kicked off at LaGuardia Community College. “The Astoria Project,” a collection of photographs snapped and curated by students of LaGuardia enrolled in photography classes, focuses on how people of different backgrounds interact within the neighborhood. The idea for the [...]

15 new schools to open in Queens next fall
15 new schools to open in Queens next fall
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 4/08/2013 at 12:59PM

Education is expanding throughout the borough with 15 new schools opening this fall, announced Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “With our new schools and school leaders, we’ll continue to provide our children with the opportunities they deserve,” said Bloomberg. Of the 15, two will be elementary schools, six middle schools, one school [...]

After fatal accident, community calls for safety
After fatal accident, community calls for safety
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 3/19/2013 at 12:27PM

It didn’t have to end in tragedy. Following the death of 16-year-old Tenzin Drudak, mowed down by a minivan outside LaGuardia Community College, students and residents asked the Department of Transportation (DOT) for what they say are much-needed street safety enhancements. Drudak, a student at Applied Communications High School inside LaGuardia Community College’s building, died [...]

Van jumps curb, kills teen, injures four in Long Island City
Van jumps curb, kills teen, injures four in Long Island City
Police Cristabelle Tumola 3/11/2013 at 11:45AM

One pedestrian was killed and four others were injured when a minivan jumped the curb near LaGuardia Community College this morning, according to police. Around 10:30 a.m., the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Thomson Avenue when the driver lost control and drove onto the sidewalk at 30th Street, striking five people. They were taken to Elmhurst General Hospital where one of [...]

Cuomo budget centers on job creation, education improvements
Cuomo budget centers on job creation, education improvements
Politics Alexa Altman 2/13/2013 at 3:51PM

In his budget outline for the coming year, Governor Andrew Cuomo focused on job creation and improving education, promising to improve the lives of New Yorkers across the state. In addition to jobs and education, Cuomo’s proposal, NY Rising, addresses fiscal integrity and discipline and restoring the state as a progressive beacon. Cuomo proposed an [...]

Small business program produces success stories
Small business program produces success stories
Business Toni Cimino 8/12/2012 at 9:02AM

Since 2010, when Goldman Sachs selected LaGuardia Community College to be its first partner in its 10,000 Small Businesses initiative, over 170 small business owners have taken advantage of this free education program that is designed to help them grow their businesses. All enrolled in the program, which is given at LaGuardia, for different reasons. [...]

LaGuardia Community College Student Photo Exhibition
Arts & Music Alana Manning 11/03/2011 at 5:30PM

The men and women who make up Long Island City’s small businesses are the focus of LaGuardia Community College’s student photo exhibition, “Long Island City Works.” Over 100 faces, including photographer Tony Vaccaro, were captured by the school’s commercial photography students. “The exhibition is a way for the college to recognize the workers of Long [...]

Investigate clean up of Newtown Creek
Investigate clean up of Newtown Creek
News Michael Pantelidis 10/24/2011 at 4:43PM

Indifference to filth and pollution for over a century has mutated Newtown Creek into more of a beast than a beauty. Beginning in the mid-1800s, contaminants were spewed into Newtown Creek by more than 50 refineries that called the waterway home, including sawmills, lumber and coal yards, fertilizer and glue factories, petrochemical plants and oil [...]