After more than a year of setbacks and financial woes, the Department of Transportation, Alta Bicycle Share and Citi announced what residents in Western Queens have been waiting years for — the Citi Bike program is being expanded into Uptown Manhattan and Brooklyn and being brought to Queens for the first time.
For thousands of New Yorkers, taking the train is about as ordinary as having coffee in the morning. The subway is a part of the city’s culture, so what better way to experience New York than to do as the locals do?
Lucky 7 Subway Tours offer tourists and residents the opportunity to ride through seven neighborhoods and learn some history along the way.
Past the stone walls of the Museum of Modern Art at PS1 and up the gated stairs is a hidden gem.
The museum’s rooftop garden has been revitalized with a new salad garden featuring heirloom vegetables and unusual herbs, including salad burnet, savory, saltwort and epazote.
For one day, children from all over the city got to be little Picassos, Monets and Freida Kahlose as part of the Learning through an Expanded Arts Program’s 12th Annual Student Art Exhibition on Nov. 20.
Student artists from PS 307 and PS 19 in Corona and PS 21 in Flushing as well as five other schools from the other boroughs gathered in the Citigroup Building Atrium in Long Island City and were presented with an honorary certificate and a milk-and-cookies reception.
Queens’ community colleges are gearing up for the fall semester, getting ready to prepare new and returning students for a volatile job market and helping residents, immigrants and international students learn English to pursue their dreams.
Queensborough Community College, which is located in Bayside, is expanding its successful “Academies” program to all full-time students this fall to help them complete their associate degrees by connecting with resources and academic support.
The Citigroup Tower, seen here from Queensborough Plaza, is the tallest building on geographic Long Island.
At 50 stories and 658 feet, it is the tallest building on geographic Long Island and the tallest in New York State outside Manhattan.
But the Citigroup Building, located at One Court Square in Long Island City, is far more than the answer to a trivia question as far as Queens is concerned.
Hurricane Sandy made a soggy mess of some the CitiBank-sponsored bike share equipment and has postponed the program yet again.
Budding artists were recognized on Wednesday in Long Island City.
The 11th annual Citigroup student art exhibition features works by New York City public school students in the Learning through an Expanded Arts Program, a nonprofit arts education organization for kindergardens through high schoolers.
If all had gone according to plan, the city in partnership with Citibank would have launched 10,000 bikes for rent in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island City. However, the Department of Transportation now says the bikes won't launch until March 2013.
“I used to work on Wall Street. Don’t throw stones at me,” joked former business analyst Alexis Goldstein at a demonstration outside the Citigroup building in Long Island City, on June 25.
Goldstein, a keynote speaker in the Occupy Wall Street movement and former vice president at Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank,addressed a small crowd from Occupy Astoria/Long Island City, who brought their “day of public outrage” to the steps of one of the world’s largest banks, to protest the role private money plays in American politics and to call on government to do more to protect investors against the darker side of Wall Street.
Occupy Astoria/LIC protested outside Citigroup in Long Island City on June 25.
Residents young and old from several neighborhoods in Western Queens met in Long Island City Monday to gather more information about the bike share program slated to hit the neighborhood in late July.
The banking giant Citi will roll out the $40 million program, which places 10,000 bikes and 600 dock stations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and LIC.
A bike share program will come to Queens this year after all.
The banking giant Citi, also known as Citigroup or Citibank, will install 10,000 bikes and 600 dock stations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island City. The bikes in the “Citi Bike” fleet will be branded with the bank’s name.
Elmhurst Hospital Center celebrates its 180th anniversary with a gala on Thursday, May 17 in Flushing.
Proceeds from the event will benefit EHC’s new women’s healthcare services pavilion, scheduled to open in spring 2013.
Banking giant Citi will be sponsoring the city’s bike share program when it begins in July, with the bank’s logo going on the bicycles and the docking stations where they can be rented.
Mayor Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, other officials and Citi CEO Vikram Pandit announced the deal today at City Hall Plaza. The bicycles will be rolling advertisements for the company, also known as Citigroup or Citibank, whose logo will appear on the front and sides of each one. The $41 million program, which officials said will cost taxpayers nothing, is being called “Citi Bike.”
Banking giant Citi will be sponsoring the city's bike share program when it begins in July, with the bank's logo going on the bicycles and the docking stations where they can be rented.
As Long Island City rapidly develops, a dizzying array of city, residential and commercial projects are underway. While many of them won’t be completed for at least two years or more, 2012 will still bring visible changes to the neighborhood.
Glittering developments along the neighborhood’s waterfront are plentiful, but residents of LIC’s less glamorous Queens Plaza and Court Square areas should see significant changes in the new year as well.
.It’s well-known that small mom-and-pop stores are the economic backbone of Queens. While you can’t dismiss the great economic benefits of big operations ranging from Citigroup, with its tower full of employees in Long Island City, to the airports and all the people who work in and around them, it’s the small businessman and woman who produce most of the jobs and commercial activity that keeps the borough moving.
Stores and offices, suppliers and manufacturers, contractors and consultants — they’re all interconnected, all key to our local economy and all still hurting. There have been many recent efforts made to boost local spending, usually by providing discounts to shoppers, promoted by groups ranging from the Queens Chamber of Commerce and Jamaica Business Improvement District to this newspaper and its advertisers.
All 111 are believed to be members of five operations, all based in Queens.
“This is by far the largest — and certainly among the most sophisticated — identity theft/credit card fraud cases that law enforcement has come across,” Brown said. The group is believed to be responsible for the theft of $13 million over 16 months.
It may not last long, but western Queens politicians this week are expressing satisfaction with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
First, the agency joined with Citigroup to open a long-completed internal transfer point at the Court Square station in Long Island City on Friday. Then, the MTA decided to lease long-vacant retail space at the Jackson Heights Transit Hub at Roosevelt Avenue and 74th Street on Monday.
United Adult Ministries, the parent company of Flushing House, will honor three outstanding persons with the Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Award, during their annual gala fundraising dinner on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. at Westbury Manor, Westbury, LI.
Environmentalists adhere to the dictum, “Think globally, act locally.” Fine advice, but with the economy still stuck in a rut, we hope even more people will think globally and shop locally.