Memories of Italy: Brunelleschi’s Dome and Cosimo Medici’s Legacy


  Brunelleschi’s Dome (Duomo) is a must see in Florence,” said our guides before the 2020 Covid 19 pandemic. It dominates the Flore nce skyline. Two geniuses, Filippo Brunelleschi, a founding father of Renaissance architecture, and Cosimo Medici the Elder, a Florence banker’s generosity, created a one of kind dome for the Florence Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Brunelleschi and Cosimo […]

Crystal Windows’ New York Facility at Full Operation

    As NY Metro Region Reopens, Manufacturer Ready to Offer All Services As the New York metropolitan region recovers and reopens after the coronavirus pandemic, national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems is pleased to announce its flagship production facility in New York City is fully operational and able to provide all services. Regarding employees, customers, vendors, and others entering […]

CON EDISON & NYCHA COMPLETE ‘COOL’ PROJECT TO UPGRADE ELECTRICAL LINES AT DEVELOPMENTS

Work Makes Way for New Air Conditioners from NYC Program Con Edison has completed inspections and service upgrades at 29 NYCHA buildings, ensuring that residents will be able to use the new air conditioners they will receive under a city program. The company, working with NYCHA, reviewed the energy usage and equipment at more than 200 buildings and identified 29 […]

Reminder: Don’t Play With Illegal Fireworks


Queens police officials intend to diffuse illegal activity over the July 4th holiday weekend and are reminding the public that it is illegal to sell, store and/or use illegal fireworks in New York City. Police officials are warning the public that they are facing more than a summons if they are caught with the illegal explosives. Offenders will be arrested […]

Neighborhood Development News


New Dutch Kills Development Permits have been filed for a six-story, mixed-use building on a parcel at 39-04 29th Street in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City, according to a post on the YIMBY (Yes, In My Back Yard) website. The 59-foot-tall building will feature 15, 026-square-feet of residential space with 20 rental units, 7,186-square-feet of commercial space, […]

Crime Watch


Probe Astoria Woman’s Death Police are investigating the death of a 49-year-old woman whose remains were found inside her Astoria home on June 10th. Cops said police officers responding to a 911 call of an elderly man with emotional problems were confronted by the 80-year-old man when they arrived at the home at 23-81 32nd Street in Astoria just after […]

Eateries Find New Ways To Build On Relationships


Since New York City was forced to shut down because of COVID-19 in mid-March, Queens eateries have been operating in a new, challenging world. Takeout and delivery are the only services allowed, and they have brought with them new policies and the need for essential equipment. Owners must protect the health of their employees, who may need to travel long […]

CON EDISON SUSTAINABILITY REPORT: CONFRONT WEATHER RISKS & ALLOW UTILITY SOLAR PROJECTS IN NYS

Con Edison Announces Aggressive Expansion of Energy Efficiency Programs Con Edison issued its Sustainability Report today (www.conedison.com/ehs/2019-sustainability-report/) advocating for utility ownership of renewable projects at home in New York to help the state reach its clean energy goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2040. Con Edison is already the second-largest solar producer nationally, with projects in 19 states, as […]

GOVERNOR CUOMO ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER RECOGNIZING JUNETEENTH AS A HOLIDAY FOR STATE EMPLOYEES

Governor Will Advance Legislation to Make Juneteenth an Official State Holiday Next Year Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued an Executive Order recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday for state employees, in recognition of the official emancipation of African Americans throughout the United States. The Governor will also advance legislation to make Juneteenth an official state holiday next year. “Friday is […]

Commonpoint Queens Thanks Consolidated Edison for $5,000 Grant in support of Food Pantry

Consolidated Edison (ConEd) has made a $5,000 donation to the social services organization Commonpoint Queens in support of their food pantry. From March 16th to June 8th Commonpoint Queens has delivered more than 221,078 meals to homebound seniors, immunocompromised individuals, and families in need. Commonpoint Queens CEO, Danielle Ellman said, “Thanks to ConEd, this grant will support our efforts to […]