When comedian Giulio Gallarotti started volunteering with the Gotham Comedy Foundation (GCF) he thought he would be the one doing the entertaining.
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As the winter weather is at long last breaking, so is a seemingly never-ending downturn in the labor sector. Employers appear to be relishing in warmer temperatures as suddenly the country has seen an increase in jobs for education, health, retail and more.
Lilian Castillo lost what felt like her second home last week after a five-alarm fire, caused by an overloaded power strip, engulfed a Jackson Heights building.
Jean. C. Silva is the president of the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy, a civic association that is dedicated in preserving, restoring and maintaining the natural, historic and cultural integrity of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
Visitor parking spots that were once free will now cost a Pomonok community center roughly $2,700, officials said. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), since partnering up in March with Greystone Parking Services, has come under fire for spiking some annual parking rates at 43 citywide developments. Now it is facing more heat for [...]
Amy Tam-Liao, market manager Queens Community House Pomonok Center Community Involvement: Amy Tam-Liao is the director of community services at the Pomonok Center for the non-profit Queens Community House. She manages the Pomonok community-run farmer’s market. As director of community services, Tam-Liao organizes workshops and classes, helps with housing assistance, participates in the Pomonok Cancer [...]
Public protest proved to be in vain, as the Department of Youth and Community Development announced that seven Beacon city-wide programs will close their doors in July. Founded in 1991, the 80 Beacon programs existing throughout New York City as a subset of Queens Community House are “youth-development centers” providing year-round, complementary services, specializing in [...]
Community outcry at the possible closure of several Queens Community House Beacon Program centers is growing louder as more neighborhoods, faced with potentially losing their facilities, are speaking out. “The state of the community’s outrage is an understatement,” said Marva Dudley, president of the advisory board at Parsons Beacon, a center facing possible closure. “It [...]
In danger of shutting its doors, a Forest Hills Beacon Program’s last hope may be a plea from a local politician. Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi sent a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg objecting to the possible closure of the Queens Community House Beacon Program, currently housed in J.H.S. 190. Queens Community House is a network of [...]