“Temporary displacement is really forced migration, and is only true politically,” Deborah Gans, principal architect of the Gans Studio and professor at Pratt College of Art and Design, said during a panel discussion at Dorsky Gallery.
She and other members of the panel articulated the issues created from natural disasters: the destruction of residences and relocation of communities as part of a series of workshops and events inspired by the gallery’s newest exhibit, “Homeland [In]Security: Vanishing Dreams.”
Douglas Avenue in Jamaica is not featured in glossy real estate ads or in the tours or literature offered by the Queens Borough President’s Office or the Greater Jamaica Development Corp.
The seven-block street, heading east between 168th and 175th streets, is uneven and seemingly is barely paved.
At the New York Foundation for Eldercare’s Recognition Dinner, held to honor leaders in the field of training geriatric psychiatry fellows on Oct. 22 at The Yale Club in Manhattan, the focus was a training program that addresses the critical need to train geriatricians to care for the baby boomer generation.
The honorees were Dr. Gary Kennedy, director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Dr. Melinda Lantz, chief of Geriatric Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center; and Dr. Alessandra Scalmati, Ph.D., psychiatrist, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Montefiore Medical Center and the Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a member of CenterLight Health System.
At Martin Van Buren High School, most of the headlines in the last year or so have been about the new B-Tech high school and its innovative take on computer science education.
But Community Board 13 found out Monday night that at Van Buren, Sam Sochet can boast of his own students as well as any principal in the city.
With Election Day around the corner, residents across Queens are firing up to cast their votes Tuesday.
In the race for governor, incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo is challenged by Republican Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive.
Democratic state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli faces Republican Robert Antonacci, the Onondaga County comptroller.
Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is up against John Cahill, former chief of staff to Governor George Pataki.
In the span of just two days last week, the Queens Library Board of Trustees has taken further shape.
One day after Mayor de Blasio’s naming of Forest Hills resident and litigation attorney James Haddad to the board of trustees — the mayor’s third appointee since he and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz expunged eight board members in July — Katz selected Lenore Gall, who most recently served as dean of students and academic services at CUNY’s New York City College of Technology.
Milton Bassin, president of York College for 20 years, is credited with saving the school that later thrived under his leadership.
York College last week honored its longest-serving president and a tireless advocate for the CUNY educational system with its naming and dedication of the Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center.
Bassin served as president of York from 1971 until his retirement in 1991. He died in 2012 at the age of 88.
Jets general manager John Idzik must have felt the pressure of having a 1-6 team combined with the fact that he was doing business on the cheap by keeping the player personnel payroll a whopping $20 million below the NFL salary cap. Idzik used some of that payroll reserve to acquire talented wide receiver Percy Harvin from his old employer, the Seattle Seahawks, for what appears to be a bargain price: namely the mysterious conditional draft pick.
The defending Super Bowl champions have a surplus of talent, particularly at the wide receiver position. It would be nice to think that they were being altruistic by helping out Idzik and giving Harvin a chance to get more work instead of languishing on the Seahawks bench. The reality is that Harvin will never win an award from the NFL for congeniality as he has been known to get into altercations with teammates. In addition, he is injury-prone. However, Idzik obviously concurs with that old childhood axiom that beggars can’t be choosers.
Plaza College and the Forest Hills office of Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) will soon have two more reputable neighbors planting their flags a few floors away.
The New York City Board of Elections and Regus, an office suite provider with more than 2,000 locations in 100 countries, have signed leases totaling nearly 50,000 square feet with Muss Development and will soon be moving the real estate firm’s Forest Hills Tower at 118-35 Queens Blvd. in Forest Hills, according to Regus’ website and published reports.
Preparations are in full swing for the annual family-oriented College Point Street Fair on Sunday, Oct. 26.
And Tom Palma of the College Point Board of Trade said their aim and the appeal of the fair is no secret — to bring families and friends together and to showcase what the community has to offer.
LaGuardia Airport may not stay in the third world after all.
On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Cuomo unveiled a state plan to modernize and revitalize LaGuardia, JFK, Republic and Stewart airports.
The largest property sold in Downtown Jamaica in 10 years has been bought — for $22 million cash — by the Flushing-based company Jamaica Tower LLC.
Massey Knakal Realty Services, whose New York City offices are in Forest Hills, Manhattan and Brooklyn, oversaw the transaction.
For many prospective New York City high school students, getting into one of the specialized schools is like winning the lottery, except with years of preparation.
To get into Bronx High School of Science, Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech, Staten Island Tech, Queens High School for the Sciences, Brooklyn Latin School, High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College or High School of American Studies at Lehman College, there is just one door — a test: three hours of 45 multiple- choice verbal questions, 50 multiple-choice mathematics problems, using a formula the city Department of Education keeps under heavy wraps.
Rachidi Amadou tallied three goals and three assists last Saturday as the men’s soccer team at York College traveled to Brooklyn to trounce Medgar Evers College 9-0.
The visiting Cardinals (5-11) scored all nine goals in the first half as they took 20 shots. Medgar Evers fell to 4-9.
Mayor de Blasio has selected another trustee for the Queens Library Board, this time appointing James Haddad, a litigation attorney, Forest Hills resident and father of four.
Estefany Delgado, No. 10, got the only three goals of the game last week as York College in Jamaica defeated Berkeley College 3-0. Delgado, of Ozone Park, attended Richmond Hill High School. York goalkeeper Sarah Hiliare recorded the shutout.
The sophomore, shown in a picture taken last year, broke a scoreless tie at the 51-minute mark. Seventeen minutes later Jessica Cornejos’ throw-in found Delgado open, setting up her second goal. She also scored a penalty kick in the 79th minute.
The City Council Committee on Higher Education is slated to hold an oversight hearing on how city private and public colleges address cases of sexual assaults.
The move came in response to growing concerns nationwide, as women advocacy groups and sexual violence victims criticize college officials for their failure to investigate sexual assault cases.
Testing, testing, one, two, three ...
That’s what students do when they want to get into one of the city’s eight elite high schools — Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and the like, including, in this borough, Queens High School for the Sciences at York College.
The Queens version of the High Line may actually happen after all.
The plan to turn the abandoned Rockaway Beach rail line into a linear park has a detailed proposal. A piece of it, in the northern end of the former Long Island Rail Road route, could even be built within the next year.
SUNY is set to adopt uniform practices to thwart sex assaults