Parents Petition For More Pre-K Space After PS 78 Waitlist

May 5, By Jackie Strawbridge

More than 500 parents are petitioning the City to find a new temporary pre-Kindergarten space in Long Island City, after an estimated 100-plus students were waitlisted for the program at PS 78.

The petition was launched online Wednesday and had already garnered more than 500 signatures as of Thursday afternoon.…

Source: Pat O’Brien to Step Down as Community Board 2 Chair

May 5, By Christian Murray

Community Board 2 Chair Patrick O’Brien is expected to announce that he is stepping down from the top job at the board’s monthly meeting tonight, the LIC Post
has learned.

O’Brien, who was elected as chair in December 2014 amid controversy,…

Incoming Building In Queens Adds Height; Now “Supertall”

May 3, Staff Report

The Long Island City building that will become the tallest in Queens appears to be growing.

United Construction and Development Group have tacked on an additional 20 feet of height to the CityView Tower, a nearly 80-story building planned at 23-15 44th Drive.…

7 train rider robbed of cellphone at Queensboro Plaza station

April 30, Staff Report

A man who was riding the 7 train was robbed of his cellphone Wednesday by a fellow passenger who pretended to have a gun, according to police.

The 20-year victim was approached by the suspect as the train was pulling into the Queensboro Plaza station at about 2:30 am on April 27.…

14-Story Hotel RL Coming To Queensbridge Area

April 29, Staff Report

Construction plans are in gear for a 14-story, nearly 200-room hotel planned on 9th Street at 38th Avenue, not far from Queensbridge Houses.

Plans were filed with the Department of Buildings Wednesday for the hotel at 38-15 9th St.…

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