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Take 2017 Survey of LIC Businesses and Organizations

Take 2017 Survey of LIC Businesses and Organizations

The Long Island City Partnership is calling all businesses and organizations located in Long Island City to tell them what they think about the future of the area by filling out an online survey.  This will help the partnership update LIC’s data and better inform policy decisions that shape...


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Win one for Friends of Whitey Ford Field

Win one for Friends of Whitey Ford Field

Congratulations to Friends of Whitey Ford Field on winning the “It’s My Park Photo Contest” hosted by the Partnerships for Parks.  This comes after the organization entered the contest by submitting a photo of their September 17 Clean Up at the field. They received 548 votes. 40 volunteer park...


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A New Director for a Veteran Performing Arts Center

A New Director for a Veteran Performing Arts Center

Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) has a large presence in the Astoria community.  Founded in 2001, it is APAC’s mission to the gift of high quality theater to Astoria, Queens and support its residents.  That is why they were happy to announce their new Executive Director, Jesse Machesse. Machesse...


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Awards for Astoria Architectural Developments

Awards for Astoria Architectural Developments

The Graffiti House project at 11-07 Welling Court in Astoria was among those honored at the recent Queens Chamber of Commerce Annual Building Awards Gala.  Graffiti House received the Interior Design, mixed use, residential/commercial/industrial award and the Best Landscape Design award. The architect is Architects Studio and the builder...


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Pesticide Bill in Queens

Pesticide Bill in Queens

A bill mandating NYC parks and playgrounds be wiped down after pesticides are sprayed has passed the City Council.  This bill has been sponsored by Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer of Long Island City/Sunnyside. This bill will require The Department of Parks and Recreation to wipe down the playgrounds 24...


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An End to Larger Truck Traffic on Astoria Boulevard

An End to Larger Truck Traffic on Astoria Boulevard

New York State Assemblymember  Aravella Simotas announced that by the end of this year, larger trucks will be permitted to remain on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) and will no longer be detoured onto local streets in Astoria. (Note: many people think of the roadway from the RFK Triborough...


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Cornell’s High-Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island

Cornell’s High-Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced on Dec. 4 a $50 million investment in Cornell Tech. The development and investment is to encourage more technology-based learning for students K-12 in New York City.  This will be an amazing opportunity for the companies,...


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Tragic Discovery in the East River

Tragic Discovery in the East River

The City Medical Examiner’s office is performing an autopsy on the body of a woman discovered floating in the waters of the East River beside Astoria Park on Sunday December 10. The Western Queens Gazette is reporting that the body was that of a dark-haired Asian woman in her...


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A New School To Be Constructed in Dutch Kills

A New School To Be Constructed in Dutch Kills

In 2015, the student population in Queens county was 2,301, 139.  This is about one teacher to every 22 students.  This seems like a decent distribution, but the suggested ratio is 1:18.  That is why the new school building in Long Island City is such a great new development....


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Keeping the arts alive in gentrifying neighborhoods

Keeping the arts alive in gentrifying neighborhoods

Chashama is a nonprofit organization that provides artists with affordable working space, living space, and presenting space throughout New York City. They reach out to local developers and solicitate primarily temporary space for artist workplaces. Historically as a neighborhood gentrifies, the artists that helped create the atmosphere that allows...


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114th Precinct Neighborhood Policing and Safety Meeting

114th Precinct Neighborhood Policing and Safety Meeting

The NYPD 114th Precinct invite you to meet the Sector David officers who are assigned to neighborhood policing in your community. On Thursday December 14th there will be a Neighborhood Policing and Safety Meeting at 6.30 pm (doors open at 6 pm for refreshments). The location is the LIC...


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Holiday Food Drive

Holiday Food Drive

‘Tis the season when many of us flock to our local supermarkets to stock up on holiday foods and treats. But for some in our community, even basic staples may be beyond their means some months. Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer is organizing his 8th Annual Food Drive...


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Mount Sinai Early Planning Medical Seminar

Mount Sinai Early Planning Medical Seminar

Have you been asked if you have a health care proxy or advanced directive when getting care at a hospital? What are these? Why are they important? What if I become incapacitated when seeking treatment? Mount Sinai is hosting a early planning medical seminar in Spanish on Thursday December...


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Councilman Costa Constantinides “Holiday Drive”

Councilman Costa Constantinides “Holiday Drive”

Councilman Constantinides is collecting unopened/unwrapped toys, toiletries, and winter coats. You can drop off your donation through December 15th at their office, 31-09 Newtown Ave., on weekdays from 9am-5pm. Coats will be donated to New York Cares, toys will be donated to Urban Upbound and Toys for Tots, and...


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Winter Snow Removal Jobs with Sanitation

Winter Snow Removal Jobs with Sanitation

DSNY is Now Hiring Emergency Snow Laborers Register Now to Help Clear Snow and Ice After Major Winter Storms The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that starting today, people interested in working as emergency snow laborers for the upcoming snow season should register at their local...


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Send In Ideas For Socrates Park Seating

Send In Ideas For Socrates Park Seating

Are you an architect?  Do you like to sit?  Then send in your ideas for new ideas for single or double movable outdoor seating for Old Astoria’s Socrates Sculpture Park.   The park wants an artist to construct outdoor seating for at least 25 people, have a life for...


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Astoria Park Alliance Fundraiser

Astoria Park Alliance Fundraiser

Do you love Astoria Park?  We do too!  A way you can help keep our park diverse, beautiful and sustainable is by attending the Astoria Park Alliance (APA) Friendraiser Winter Social. The Friendraiser will be held on December 6th from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM at M.I.A (Made In...


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Astoria Market Returns to Bohemian Hall

Astoria Market Returns to Bohemian Hall

Stressed out about holiday shopping? We have good news: the artisan Astoria Market is returning to Bohemian Hall, with handmade crafts, vintage items and baked goods to fulfill all your gift needs. The dates of the Astoria Market are: Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 Sunday, December 10th, 2017 Sunday, December...


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Shakespeare Live in LIC

Shakespeare Live in LIC

What a treat for the holiday season: a staged dramatic reading of one of the Bard’s best-loved plays at the Long Island City Community Library on Monday December 4. William Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night, or What You Will” is believed to have been written around 1601–02 as a Twelfth...


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OANA Advocating Parking Permit Program

OANA Advocating Parking Permit Program

OANA is backing a bill calling for the establishment of a parking permit program in East Elmhurst, and is advocating for it to be expanded to parts of Astoria. This would be a one-year pilot program where residents who live within a 2-mile radius of LaGuardia Airport would be...


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