Author: Czarinna Andres


Families gather in Queensbridge Park for inaugural Earth Day Picnic

Apr. 24, 2024 By Queens Post News Team Dozens of families gathered in Queensbridge Park on Monday to mark the first-annual Earth Day Picnic, celebrating plans to transform New York City’s largest fossil fuel powerplant into a renewable energy hub.  The event, hosted by Queens-based energy asset management company Rise Light & Power, featured climate… Read more »

Community rallies to preserve Queensbridge composting as Parks Dept. eviction looms

Apr. 24, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Elected officials and environmental advocates rallied on the grounds of a nationally recognized community composting site in Long Island City on Friday to prevent the NYC Parks Department from evicting the non-profit organization that operates it. The Long Island City composting site underneath the 59th Street Bridge in Queensbridge… Read more »

Congressional art competition showcases student talent from AOC’s district

Apr. 23, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Students from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s district gathered in Astoria last week to showcase their visual art submissions for the Congressional Art Competition. The inaugural showcase, held on April 19 at the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens on 30th Road in Astoria, displayed several pieces by high… Read more »

Queens Assembly Member Juan Ardila runs for re-election amid sexual assault allegations and widespread criticism

Apr. 23, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Assembly Member Juan Ardila, a western Queens Democrat whose time in office has been mired by two sexual assault allegations, is running for re-election despite being shunned by progressives and his electorate at large. Ardila, who won the vacant Assembly District 37 seat in 2022 that covers Ridgewood, Sunnyside… Read more »

Museum of the Moving Image launches “Open Worlds” initiative in Astoria

Apr. 19, 2024 By Czarinna Andres The Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in Astoria has announced the launch of “Open Worlds,” a groundbreaking initiative to transform the museum into one of the largest free community hubs in western Queens. Executive Director Aziz Isham announced Tuesday that Open Worlds will provide a 15,500-square-foot space for… Read more »

Council Member Julie Won holds town hall on Long Island City Neighborhood Plan

Apr. 18, 2024 By Queens Post News Team Over 135 Long Island City residents attended a town hall hosted by Council Member Julie Won on Monday evening to share recommendations about the Long Island City Neighborhood Plan, “One LIC,” which aims to attract investment to the neighborhood.  The town hall, the second to take place… Read more »

Queens to launch new Diversity Tech Hub in Long Island City

Apr. 18, 2024 By Queens Post News Team Queens Borough President Donovan Richards revealed plans for a new diversity tech and innovation center in Long Island City, slated to open next year. The facility is set to become a hub for 50 emerging startups, fostering innovation and promoting diversity within the technology sector. Richards has… Read more »

LICP’s 19th Annual Real Estate Breakfast explores urban transformation in Long Island City

Apr. 17, 2024 By Queens Post News Team The Long Island City Partnership (LICP) held its 19th annual Real Estate Breakfast at the newly-opened Brewster LIC Conference Center Tuesday morning, exploring the challenges and opportunities facing the neighborhood in 2024.  Over 300 people attended the event, which took place at 27-01 Queens Plaza North and explored… Read more »