Author: bparry

NYC DOT announces Northern Boulevard bus priority project nearly complete

Aug. 8, 2023 By Bill Parry Long-known as the borough’s other “Boulevard of Death,” the city Department of Transportation announced on Aug. 8 the substantial completion of a bus priority project along Northern Boulevard, a five-mile long stretch from Woodside to Corona, making it the longest bus lane installation in the five boroughs DOT is… Read more »

Brooklyn scooter rider killed by hit-and-run driver in Corona: NYPD

Aug. 7, 2023 By Bill Parry A Brooklyn man was killed by a hit-and-run driver who collided with his motorized scooter in Corona on Sunday morning, according to the NYPD. Amikar Armondo Marquez-Larez, 36, of Clay Street just south of Newtown Creek in Greenpoint, was riding a 2021 Znen ZN 150T just before 5 a.m…. Read more »

New York Landmarks Conservancy awards Long Island City church a $20K grant

July 20, 2023 By Bill Parry The oldest Roman Catholic church in Queens was awarded a $20,000 grant from the New York Landmarks Conservancy to help fund a much-need roof replacement. St. Rafael RC Church in Long Island City was named the recipient of one of 22 Sacred Sites Grants that were recently awarded to… Read more »

Offshore wind training tower will be installed at LaGuardia Community College

July 18, 2023 By Bill Parry LaGuardia Community College has been awarded a $350,000 grant that will enable it to install an Offshore Wind Training Tower and new state-of-the-art facilities to boost electrical, plumbing, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) as well as offshore wind training programs on its Long Island City campus. The grant… Read more »