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LaGuardia Community College receives federal funding to expand vocational training for the unemployed

LaGuardia Community College recently received more than $400,000 in federal funding to enhance and expand vocational training for underemployed New Yorkers in a city that is still working to recover from COVID-19 pandemic-induced job loss. The support was secured by U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and former Congresswoman Carolyn B…. Read more »

BP launches new advisory panel for youth to become civically engaged in the future of Queens

In an effort to get more young people involved in civics, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards has created a new advisory panel known as the Youth and Young Adult Council to introduce the “youngest and fiercest” community advocates to both community service and organization. Members of the advisory body will advocate concerns through means of… Read more »

Alobar workers about to shave off their “Mo’s”

Dec. 4, By Christian Murray
The month of November was a prickly one at Alobar, with seven staff members at the Long Island City restaurant growing awkward-looking mustaches. The staff formed a team, aptly called Alobar, at the beginning of last month and have been participating in what is known as Movember—a word blended from “mustache” and “November”.…

Vernon Blvd. warehouse bought for nearly $15 million

Dec. 2, By Christian Murray
The green dilapidated warehouse located at 45-40 Vernon Blvd was bought by a real estate company last month for a whopping $14.7 million, according to real estate records. The building–as first reported by Real Deal
— was acquired by Simon Development Group,…

Vintage subway rides leave LIC every Sunday

Nov. 27, By Christian Murray
The MTA is running vintage subway trains every Sunday from Queens Plaza. The trains provide passengers with a feel of what it was like traveling the subways of yesteryear. The trains include advertisements from years ago and include straphangers.…

Developers to circulate applications for Hunters Point South 1Q14, officials say

Nov. 25, By Christian Murray
The application period for the affordable rental units at Hunters Point South is expected to begin some time during the first quarter of 2014, according to city housing officials. The developers typically start notifying the public about the application period seven months prior to the completion of an affordable apartment complex.…

While DOT plans for Citi Bike in Astoria, Long Island City left in limbo

Nov. 25, By Christian Murray
Officials from the Department Transportation announced Tuesday that they are in the early phases of planning for the expansion of Citi Bike into Astoria. However, don’t expect to see a plethora of blue bikes on the roads in Astoria any time soon.…