Author: bparry

FDNY battles three-alarm warehouse fire in Astoria beneath N/W subway line on 31st Street

March 29, 2023 By Bill Parry Several firefighters were injured while battling a three-alarm fire in a one-story commercial building in Astoria on Wednesday morning, according to the FDNY. One firefighter was seriously injured and another five firefighters suffered minor injuries battling the fire that tore through the Lion-Aire warehouse at 34-38 31st St., beneath… Read more »

Best-selling author delivers motivational talk at Pam’s Place shelter for women in Dutch Kills

March 27, 2023 By Bill Parry Formerly homeless, best-selling author Frank McKinney visited with the residents of Pam’s Place women’s shelter in Dutch Kills Thursday, March 23. McKinney is on a 25-city tour to support his new book “Adversitology,” which chronicles his recent battle with Leukemia as well as his experience in overcoming homelessness. The… Read more »

LaGuardia Community College creates film, TV production workforce development program

March 22, 2023 By Bill Parry Through the New York Entertainment Workforce Diversity Grant Program, LaGuardia Community College is receiving a $205,000 grant to recruit, hire, promote, develop, and train a diverse and inclusive workforce for New York’s motion picture and television industry. With its campus in Long Island City, LaGuardia Community College is just a… Read more »