Author: jmoro

‘To Shed New Light’: A fantastic, immersive gallery show now on display at Materials for the Arts in Long Island City

March 2, 2023 By Tammy Scileppi A solo exhibition of multi-media works by New York City artist Cecilia André sheds new light on the transformational power of imagination to create magical art forms from simple, everyday stuff.  “To Shed New Light,” curated by Mina Warchavchik Hugerth, is on view now through March 10 at the Materials for the Arts (MFTA)… Read more »

International retailer Primark to open new store at Queens Center Mall

March 1, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Three months after celebrating the opening of its first store in Jamaica, international retailer Primark has signed a new lease to open its second store at Queens Center in Elmhurst. While specific opening details are not yet available, Macerich, a retail developer that invests in shopping centers, confirmed that… Read more »

Borough president delivers $1.5 million in funding to help create new ICU at Mount Sinai Queens in Astoria

Feb. 28, 2023 By Bill Parry Conjuring memories from when the borough was the “epicenter of the epicenter” during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards announced a $1.5 million capital funding allocation toward the creation of a new 22-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Mount Sinai Queens… Read more »

‘Housing is a human right’: Jackson Heights tenants rally against landlord for alleged poor living conditions and management negligence

Feb. 27, 2023, By Carlotta Mohamed  A group of tenants residing in a Jackson Heights building rallied outside of the Queens Civil Court in Jamaica on Monday, Feb. 27, after taking on their landlord in a group repairs case after years of living in alleged unacceptable conditions. They also highlighted the importance of passing legislation… Read more »

Mayor calls Robert DeNiro’s Wildflower Studios ‘a great opportunity for Queens’ during topping-off ceremony in Astoria

Feb. 16, 2023 By Bill Parry Mayor Eric Adams on Thursday delivered remarks at a topping-off ceremony at the Robert DeNiro-backed $600 million Wildflower Studios construction site in Astoria. Adams signed the final steel beam that was then hoisted atop the superstructure of the state-of-the-art film production facility that is rising next to the Steinway… Read more »