QPAC LIVE! on QPTV!

Tune-in to Watch QPAC’s virtual programming on Queens Public Television! Friday, March 19, 2021, 6pm 3/19: 34 Spectrum, 82 RCN, 34 Verizon HIGH NOTES – PART 2! A Tribute to Neil Sedaka & Frankie Valli DJ Bucciarelli and Evan Jay Newman, returning to QPAC Live! for part two of a live virtual concert paying tribute to Frankie Valli and Neil […]

LGA Redevelopment Newsletter

LGA Redevelopment March 10, 2021 Visit our Website COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS March 2021 Fireside Chat RSVP: workfuture.eventbrite.com 2:30 PM ‌ BUSINESS RESOURCES FIRESIDE CHAT Workforce of the Future A PANEL DISCUSSION MARCH 16 TUESDAY 2:30PM This Fireside chat partners with industry experts exploring what employers want out of you. As businesses look for ways to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Third Queens Man Rises to Top of NYPD Ranks


A third Queens man has risen to the highest ranks of the NYPD. NYPD Assistant Chief James Essig has been named as the department’s new Chief of Detectives. Essig, a 38-year NYPD veteran who grew up in Jamaica, Queens, replaces another Queens native, Rodney Harrison, who was recently named NYPD Chief of Department, following the retirement of Chief Terrence Monahan. […]

Innovo Secures $155M Funding for LIC Industrial Complex


A new, five-story industrial building is about to sprout from the former FreshDirect warehouse site in Long Island City. Real estate investment and operating firm, Innovo Property Group, has inked a $155 million construction loan to develop a new industrial building at 23-30 Borden Avenue in Long Island City. The loan will fund construction costs for the approximately 900,000-square-foot development. […]

‘Gazetteer’ 1982 St. Patrick’s Day Trivia


The following is a list of Irish “Did You Know” trivia that first appeared as a St. Patrick’s Day tribute in the Western Queens Gazette in March 1982, courtesy of columnist, “The Gazetteer”: Did You Know? The first St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City was held in 1762. The parade is the largest in the United States. Irish […]

Development at FreshDirect Site


A new, five-story industrial building is about to sprout from the former FreshDirect warehouse site in Long Island City. Real estate investment and operating firm, Innovo Property Group, has inked a $155 million construction loan to develop a new industrial building at 23-30 Borden Avenue in Long Island City. The loan will fund construction costs for the approximately 900,000-square-foot development. […]

Crime Watch 3.17


Hunt Burglar in 5 Astoria Burglaries Police are searching for a brazen bandit who five Astoria apartment buildings in early March. Cops said the suspect, who was captured on surveillance footage, first struck at an apartment building on 33rd Street near 28th Avenue on March 1st, by prying open the lobby door. The man grabbed a package of grooming products […]

‘Shato Residence’ Construction Underway


Construction is underway at a “Shato Residence” in Astoria, a new multifamily residential development at 28-50 47th Street, according to a post on the YIMBY (Yes, In My Back Yard) website. The construction includes a gut renovation and expansion of an existing two-story home at the site, according to YIMBY. The completed building will feature 5,900-square-feet and top out at […]

Tracing American Philhellenism at the 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence


When we revolted, we said first for our Christian Faith and then for the Nation. – Theodore Kolokotronis1             During 1821 and 1822, nothing was done to answer the appeal of desperate Greeks. George Jarvis, a New Yorker residing abroad, joined the Greek revolutionaries. His group of American Philhellenes served with distinction. In 1823, there was a sharp decline in […]

Let’s Party Hearty! Queens Centers for Progress Hosts an Evening of Fine Food

Annual Gala Goes Online With Great Eats, Drinks, and Shows Dynamite dishes. Dreamy drinks. Delectable desserts. Different backdrop.   Queens Centers for Progress (QCP) will host An Evening of Fine Food: At Home Edition on Wednesday, March 24, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.   Though usually at Terrace on the Park, this year’s festivities will take place on Zoom […]