Author: zgewelb

NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre awards grants to Queens creatives

May 5, 2023, By Tammy Scileppi Recently, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) – which is a critical part of our city’s economic development – recognized a diverse group of talented women for their outstanding creative contributions. These recipients – including many from Queens – were awarded grants from the NYC Women’s… Read more »

Rep. Velazquez, HUD secretary tour Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City

April 25, 2023 By Bill Parry Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge toured the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City on Monday, April 24, to highlight the need for increased federal funding for capital repairs in public housing. They walked through a five-bedroom apartment that is now environmentally… Read more »

LIC high school robotics team seeks community support for championship journey

  April 5, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The Queens Technical High School robotics team, the RoboTigers, has set up a GoFundMe to cover the cost for traveling and competing in the 2023 FIRST World Championship. The GoFundMe was set up after the RoboTigers earned the chance to compete in the championship, which is scheduled to… Read more »

Police searching for missing teen from Ravenswood Houses in Astoria

March 30, 2023 By Zach Gewelb Police are searching for a 14-year-old girl who was last seen leaving her residence at the Ravenswood Houses in Astoria on Wednesday morning. Authorities say that Ayana Farmer was last seen leaving Ravenswood Houses, located at 35-06 21st St., at approximately 8:20 a.m. on March 29. She has a… Read more »

MTA project to renovate five 7 train subway stations draws near as contractor leases command center in Jackson Heights

March 17, 2023 By Bill Parry In a sure sign the MTA is about to embark on a long-awaited project to renovate subway stations along the elevated 7 train from Woodside to Corona, RockFarmer Properties announced Judlau Contracting LLC has signed a long-term lease for office space at Heritage Tower in Jackson Heights. Judlau Contracting,… Read more »