Author: bparry

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 »

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 »