Tag: Education


Astoria Heights Park Potluck Brunch and Book Swap

Astoria Heights Park Potluck Brunch and Book Swap

On Saturday January 21st from 11 am to 2 pm, please join the Friends of Astoria Heights Park for their 5th Annual Potluck Brunch and Book Swap. Start your New Year’s resolution to de-clutter by bringing books to swap (in good condition) and bring a dish to share. This...


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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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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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Applications Open for NYC Kindergartens

Applications Open for NYC Kindergartens

Online applications opened for NYC kindergartens on Tuesday November 28. If your child was born in the calendar year 2013, you can apply. Who Can Apply to Kindergarten? New York City residents Families with children born in 2013 Current pre-K students at public district schools, Pre-K Centers, NYC Early...


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Long Island City High School Students Receive Computers

Long Island City High School Students Receive Computers

50 Long Island City High School students struck it big and were given computers thanks to the non-profit Technologies For Families in Need.  This organization started in 2013 and started distributing computers throughout communities in early 2016.  So far, the nonprofit has distributed 500 computers and is planning on...


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Has NaNoWriMo Got You Down?

Has NaNoWriMo Got You Down?

Every year all over the world, authors and would-be authors sign themselves up for National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. The goal is to write 50,000 words before November 30th—the average length of a novel. If you have started that novel you always wanted to write, but...


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Socrates Sculpture Park Wants You

Socrates Sculpture Park Wants You

It’s that time of the year when Socrates Sculpture Park sends out an open call  artists to submit proposals for the 2018 Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF), an annual residency program at this local treasure on the Astoria waterfront. EAF18 recipients will receive a $5,000 production grant to support their...


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A New Home for Academy of American Studies

A New Home for Academy of American Studies

The city will build a new school in Dutch Kills to house the students at Academy of American Studies, who currently have to share space with Newcomers High School at 28-01 41st Avenue.  DNAInfo is reporting that the new 4-story school will be located at 40-11 28th St and...


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Cornell Tech Phase 1 Opens

Cornell Tech Phase 1 Opens

Cornell Tech, a partnership between Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, opened the first phase of its new Roosevelt Island campus this week. DNAInfo reorts that Cornell Tech’s new 4-story academic center plans to be one of the country’s largest net-zero building, with all of its power being...


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