About 20 current students and graduates of the City University of New York held a rally outside the office of the CUNY board of trustees chairman on… Read more “CUNY Students Protest Amazon Deal”
Young people are coming into the neighborhood but not to St. Patrick’s Gloria Navarro, 74, was sitting in the chapel of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church after… Read more “In Long Island City, a Church Grapples with a Gentrifying Neighborhood”
They planned to raise their families in the neighborhood. Wait lists for pre-K and limited middle school options have them rethinking the long term.
Alexis Garcia, 17, is a high school student at the Civic Leadership Academy, in Corona, Queens. Once every few days, his teachers give him assignments that require… Read more “Helping Queens Students Access Computers and the Internet”
On an afternoon this September, Dan Acosta sat behind the bar of his recently opened craft brewery, LIC Beer Project, and peered into a microscope. He clicked… Read more “Queens Craft Brewery Taps Into Belgian Roots”
Frank Stagliano, 69, keeps his roots close. The storefront at the ground level of his apartment building has two display windows. Red, white and green curtains—the colors… Read more “Long Island City Italians Nurture Traditions”
For Tony Vaccaro, a 92-year-old Long Island City resident, World War II veteran and retired magazine photographer, little has been constant. His home, his job, his family… Read more “WWII Photographer Gets Another Shot In The Darkroom With New LIC Studio”