“We shouldn’t wait for people to die to fix our streets.”Read More
On Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $180 million Long Island City Investment Strategy, which the city said is “a comprehensive approach to support sustainable growth. The money will pay for improvements to schools, transportation and parks.Read More
On Tuesday, The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) unveiled its plans to partner with LaGuardia Community College and other institutions to create a Global Cyber Center in Chelsea and another space in SoHo. The goal is to transform New York City into a cybersecurity leader.Read More
Gun violence is on the rise across Queens, claiming more than 110 victims this year to date. To help stop the shootings and engage more residents, organizers in Astoria, Long Island City and across the borough are hosting a special fundraiser this weekend.Read More
Inside the Queens County Courthouse in Long Island City a janitor cleaned the second floor bathroom, a lone security guard watched the front door while his colleagues took their lunch breaks and a judge sat chatting with visitors on the empty benches of his courtroom.
The dark hallways, normally bustling with people, sat mostly empty during a lull Wednesday, leaving signs of the building’s rich history out in the open for visitors to admire.Read More
Murder dropped boroughwide last month, contributing to a citywide decrease in crime that resulted in the safest July on record and earned plaudits from top city officials. But in Queens, the number of shooting incidents, shooting victims and rapes all increased in Queens over the past 28 days.Read More