Author: bparry

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 »

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 »