Author: ishkurhan

State awards Long Island City $10 million for economic development projects

Feb. 1, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan The state selected Long Island City as the recipient of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, awarding the booming neighborhood $10 million to invest in economic development.  Business leaders and local elected officials gathered at Brewster LIC, a historic building in Queens Plaza now home to JetBlue headquarters, on Thursday to… Read more »

Holiday spirit convenes under Sunnyside Arch for lighting ceremony

Nov. 20, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Hundreds of locals of all ages gathered underneath the Sunnyside Arch for a holiday lighting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 17.  The festive event, which put forward performances from Sunnyside Ballet Studio and Sunnyside Drum Corps, was organized by the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District. Vendors along 46th St. sold… Read more »

Jackson Heights lawyer and activist part of new federal report on anti-Asian racism

Sept. 28, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan The U.S Commission on Civil Rights released a first of its kind report examining anti-Asian racism trends and the federal government’s role on Sept. 26. Long-time civil rights attorney and Jackson Heights resident Glenn Magpantay was appointed to the eight-person commission, which compiled the report, by U.S. Rep. Grace… Read more »