Author: bparry

Employee at Health Department’s Long Island City headquarters busted for allegedly stealing HIV gift cards

Aug. 31, 2023 By Bill Parry A program planner at the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) headquarters in Long Island City was arrested on Aug. 25 and criminally charged with stealing 23 gift cards that were purchased to distribute to HIV prevention program participants. Stephanie Hubbard, 40, of Manhattan, was the focus… Read more »

5Pointz-inspired artist creates 600-foot-long multimedia public art exhibition at Halletts Point

Aug. 25, 2023 By Bill Parry As construction proceeds on the two new buildings of the long-stalled Halletts Point mega-development rapidly rise along the Astoria waterfront, ArtBridge is partnering with the Durst Organization on a public art exhibition along the construction site. “A City in Motion” is a 600-foot-long mural, created by Astoria-based multimedia artist… Read more »

Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image appoints new executive director

Aug. 25, 2023 By Bill Parry A veteran nonprofit arts executive, Emmy-winning filmmaker, writer and curator will take over the leadership of one of the borough’s preeminent cultural institutions this fall. The Board of Trustees of Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in Astoria has appointed Aziz Isham as their new executive director. “MoMI really… Read more »

Astoria skateboarder arraigned after allegedly clubbing two men with a bat: DA

Aug. 21, 2023 By Bill Parry An Astoria man was criminally charged on Aug. 21 in Queens Criminal Court on charges of attempted murder and assault for allegedly clubbing two men with an aluminum bat he wielded while riding on a skateboard near Astoria Park and the Marine Terrace Apartments during the evening of Saturday,… Read more »

City hosts first M/WBE Queens Networking event in Long Island City

Aug. 21, 2023 By Bill Parry Two city agencies are increasing their efforts to connect minority and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBE) to the resources they need to succeed. The Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) is hosting monthly workshops across the five boroughs like its very first M/WBEQueens Networking event on Aug. 9 at CUNY… Read more »

LaGuardia Community College offering students first-hand experience in urban farming

Aug. 14, 2023 By Bill Parry LaGuardia Community College is going all in on its new urban farming and management curriculum and an evolving alliance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) at the school’s Long Island City campus. LaGuardia launched Project SEMBRAR, an experimental learning program with a three-week paid urban agriculture internship where… Read more »