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New Immigration Center Promises Easier Naturalization for Queens Immigrants – DNAinfo

The new Queens immigration facility on Jackson Ave. in Long Island City contains high-tech customer service tools and a spacious waiting area. (DNAinfo/Nick Hirshon)   LONG ISLAND CITY — A new immigration facility opened in Queens Friday amid vows of improved efficiency during the naturalization process for the nation’s most diverse county. The $3.4 million […]

Long Island City students going green – Queens Courier

Students at Growing Up Green Charter School in Long Island City are learning how to “go green” through an innovative environmental arts and education program presented by Materials for the Arts (MFTA), a program of the Departments of Cultural Affairs, Education and Sanitation, and funded by the environmental services company Waste Management of New York. […]

Plastic Plaxall pellets behind Juniors

Awe inspiring

Don't take that last view on the 7 for granted.

Logging games courtesy of Manducatis and M Wells

That's Chef Hugue in plaid

Sweet garbage


Long Island City Strip Club Denied Liquor License; Lawyer Says Owners May … – Village Voice (blog)

​Not in my backyard, strip club! Not in my booming-on-its-way-to-becoming-the-coolest-neighborhood-in-the-city backyard! Long Island City, that is. Elected officials and allegedly everyone in the blossoming Queens neighborhood on the other side of the East River (business, civic, AND religious communities!), are celebrating the latest obstacle for a strip club hoping to set up shop in […]

Popular Long Island city grapples with fiscal woes – Wall Street Journal

Associated Press LONG BEACH, N.Y. — The city of Long Beach on Long Island is considering a proposal to declare a fiscal emergency. The matter had been on the agenda at Tuesday night’s meeting of the city council. City spokesman Gordon Tepper says it was tabled until Feb. 7. He says city officials want to […]

Steve Madden to buy Canadian licensee for $29 mln – Reuters

Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:45am EST * To expand presence in Canada * Deal to add $0.05 to $0.07 to 2012 EPS Jan 20 (Reuters) – Shoemaker Steve Madden said it will buy its privately held Canadian licensee, SM Canada, for $29 million in cash to expand its presence in the region. The transaction is […]

M. Wells gets second chance at MoMA PS 1 – New York Daily News

Long Island City favorite M. Wells is getting a second chance, this time at MoMA PS 1. Although MoMA would not comment on the opening, M. Wells owner Hugue Dufour told Canadian publication Canoe that he and wife Sarah Obraitis would be opening a cafeteria-style eatery in the space. Dufour revealed to Canadian Broadcasting Company […]

In Queens, no love for mayor’s speech – Queens Chronicle

Up to half the teachers at nine schools in Queens could be replaced if the reforms touted by Mayor Bloomberg in his State of the City last week are implemented, angering borough students, educators and legislators who said the move was an attack on institutions pouring their all into working with large immigrant populations. Speaking […]