Queens elected officials and Planned Parenthood New York City representatives celebrate the new Long Island City facility’s ground breaking.
Elected officials, women’s rights activists and Planned Parenthood representatives gathered on the second floor of an empty warehouse to celebrate the second phase of construction for the organization’s new health center on Oct. 16.
“Already, nearly 5,400 Queens residents travel to other boroughs to come to PPNYC health centers,” President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of New York City Joan Malin said. “There’s a clear need for more sexual and reproductive health services in Queens and opening this new center will enable Planned Parenthood to better serve the healthcare needs of all New Yorkers.”
Along with the recent expansion and renovation of the SculptureCenter, curators Ruba Katrib and Camille Henrot have brought the wacky, weird and silly to the building with the new exhibit “Puddle, Pothole, Porthole.”
While the SculptureCenter only increased in exhibition space by 700 square feet, the expansion is a welcomed one and adds a sense of openness that the older facility didn’t quite have.
At the Museum of Modern Art PS1 in Long Island City, in a white box of a room, three performers move silently. The “routines,” each different, resemble a variety of things, from a flow of yoga poses to street performance art and yet they are all tied to one man — Xavier Le Roy.
“Hi, my name is Andrew and that was my retrospective of a 1994 Xavier Le Roy piece,” a young man wearing loose-fitting clothes murmured in my ear.
“Embarrassment is proof of pain,” Sam Haft says.
It’s also the manna of funny, flawlessly demonstrated in the preceding hours of an organic, magnetic comedy show.
To be on the brink of something is often an unwelcome sensation, and yet, it can also result in people accomplishing the unthinkable and overcoming obstacles they may not have otherwise thought possible.
The Conception Gallery, which recently settled in the renowned Falchi Building in Long Island City, has effectively taken the sensation of being on the edge and translated it into a series of pieces through its new exhibition, “BRINK.”
A packed room at the Sunnyside Community Services building listens to Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer praise the Related Companies for their work in bringing almost 1,000 affordable units to Long Island City as part of the Hunters Point South project.
If there was any doubt over the demand for affordable housing, the 400-plus people who squished themselves into Sunnyside Community Services’ cafeteria to get information on the new Hunters Point South development settled it.
Scores more stuck outside the community center scrambled to snag a brochure, flier or any information on the affordable units up for grabs. The event, held on Monday, was the first of three housing forums being sponsored by Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and Community Board 2 with Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (D-Sunnyside) and state Sen. Mike Gianaris (D-Astoria).
City Hall is planning to settle on a franchise to provide free public Wi-Fi locations this fall, but one Long Island City-based telecommunications company says the contract could lead to a monopoly.
Back in the spring Mayor de Blasio’s office issued a request for proposal for the creation of “a robust, citywide network of Internet hotspots that will constitute one of the largest free Wi-Fi networks in the country.” The tentative plan is to convert the city’s obsolete payphone kiosks to high-speed internet hotspots.
After years of remaining flat, both the minimum and the maximum amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid out to jobless New Yorkers will increase starting Oct. 6, Gov. Cuomo said last week.
Eric Bogosian’s “Talk Radio,” a Pulitzer Prize finalist when it had its off-Broadway premiere in 1987, made it to Broadway some 20 years later in a well-received production that starred Liev Schreiber.
It is now being given a rare local performance by the Variations Theatre Group at The Chain Theatre in Long Island City.
When the World Trade Center collapsed, New York City and the rest of the nation were permanently shifted.
“Post 9/11, this world changed dramatically — [our world] didn’t feel as safe,“Dorsky Gallery curator, Marie Mathews-Berenson, said, “Artists all over the world, not just the United States, faced many more cataclysmic effects [after this].”
Department of Transportation representative, Sean Quinn presents the traffic agency’s proposal for the heavily used Hunter-Crescent Area Triangle.
The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition is back at Socrates Sculpture Park and, as usual, the 15 artists featured created pieces that are weird, thought-provoking and even a little controversial.
The EAF is all about providing lesser-known artists with a platform to share their work and to build upon the park’s goal to present socially aware and inspiring art in a public realm.
Community Board 2 approved the Department of Transportation’s plan to improve a particularly complex and chaotic portion of Long Island City.
Sean Quinn, a representative of the agency, presented the Hunter-Crescent Area Triangle plan, which aims to make the area safer by adding crosswalks, pedestrian islands and signage, converting one-way streets to two-way streets.
Circus shows are generally pretty shallow. Of course, there is tremendous talent behind the contorting acrobats and silly clowns, but most circuses do not approach the show with the intent to create substantial and meaningful thoughts and discussions among audience members.
Circus Amok has broken that tradition.