Author: bparry

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 »

Gianaris announces $365K in funding to combat gun violence at the Woodside Houses

After several high-profile shootings in and around the Woodside Houses, state Sen. Michael Gianaris announced he secured $365,000 in funding for Community Capacity Development (CCD) to fight gun violence at the NYCHA development. “Making our communities safe starts with empowering our neighbors to lead and investing in proven tools to interrupt violence and prevent disruption… Read more »

Court Square subway rider attacked by man using odd choice of weapon: NYPD

July 14, 2023 By Bill Parry A G-train rider was attacked inside a Court Square subway station late last month and suffered a head injury after he was assaulted by a man using an unusual weapon. The 41-year-old victim was on the mezzanine level of the Court Square-23rd Street station complex at around 7 p.m…. Read more »

Stranger gropes on-duty school crossing guard in North Corona: NYPD

July 7, 2023 By Bill Parry Police from the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights are looking for a suspect who menaced an on-duty school crossing guard in North Corona late last month. The incident occurred around 2:40 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, as the woman was watching over the neighborhood’s children at the corner of… Read more »