Category: Community


Pol secures funding for Queensbridge

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer last week announced $1.35 million of funding for various projects at Queensbridge Houses. The funding includes nearly $500,000 for Urban Upbound for youth development and employment services, over $425,000 to the Jacob...


Rainey Park receives $3.7 million for upgrades

Last week, Parks officials joined Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Ravenswood Houses residents and Dutch Kills civic leaders to announce that Rainey Park will undergo a $3.7 million renovation. The improvements will include remaking the park’s play...


The Renaissance Man of Art and Music

The sunlight, streaming into the studio like a spotlight, focuses its beam upon a bright red chair. Empty, it’s sitting next to a couple of lutes and an electric guitar. Into this eclectic still life walks...


Old Astoria finally gets alternate-side parking

After two decades of advocacy, Old Astoria is finally getting regular street cleaning. On Monday, DOT and DSNY announced that Alternate Side Parking (ASP) regulations will be implemented in the area shown above, west of 21st...

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