Author: Allie Griffin

House Passes Meng’s Bill That Seeks to Create the First National AAPI Museum

April 28, 2022 By Allie Griffin The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng’s bill that seeks to create the first national museum dedicated to preserving the history, culture and accomplishments of Asian Pacific Americans. The bipartisan bill — which was co-sponsored by 120 members and endorsed by countless AAPI organizations… Read more »

Lusskin to Leave LIC Partnership to Take Position With Empire State Development

April 19, 2022 By Allie Griffin The president of the Long Island City Partnership, the economic development organization that promotes business in the area, is leaving the nonprofit to take on a new role at a state agency. Elizabeth Lusskin, who has led the LIC Partnership since October 2013, will depart to become the executive… Read more »

Four Candidates File Petitions for Wide Open Assembly District 37 Race

April 7, 2022 By Allie Griffin  Four candidates are hoping to secure a victory in a Queens state assembly race that has been left wide open by the retiring incumbent. Candidates Juan Ardila, Johanna Carmona, Jim Magee and Brent O’Leary have all filed petitions to appear on the ballot for the Democratic primary for the… Read more »

Council Member Tiffany Cabán Endorses Juan Ardila for Queens Assembly Seat

April 7, 2022 By Allie Griffin Council Member Tiffany Cabán, a leading progressive within the City Council, announced Thursday that she has endorsed Juan Ardila for the 37th Assembly seat. Cabán, who represents Astoria and East Elmhurst in the council, is backing the 28-year-old progressive for the seat, which represents Long Island City, Maspeth, Ridgewood,… Read more »

The Halal Guys to Open Location at Queens Center Mall This Spring

April 6, 2022 By Allie Griffin The Halal Guys, a popular New York City-based halal food chain, is opening a location in the Queens Center Mall this spring. The eatery, which was started by three Egyptian immigrants as a lone Manhattan food cart in 1990 and morphed into a brick-and-mortar restaurant business, will open a franchise… Read more »