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Monday February 28, 2011

Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel,  Addresses Queens Economic Development Leadership Council 2/24/2011

Organized by Melva Miller, Director of Economic Development for the Office of the President, Borough of Queens, Helen B. Marshall, President, Hosted Deputy Mayor Robert Steel.

Deputy Mayor Robert Steel addressed a approximately 100 Queens business people,  Economic Development Organization Leaders, and local Chamber of Commerce Directors at Borough Hall in Kew Gardens at the Quarterly meeting of the Queens Economic Development Leadership Council [ BACKGROUND:  QEDLC ].

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2011 World Police & Fire Games Coming to New York City from August 26 through September 5, 2011

Eleven Days of Olympic-like Sports Competition between Police and Fire Departments from 67 Countries.

Today, with over 15,000 participants, it is considered to be the second largest multi-sport Amateur Sporting Event for individual and team sports. The WPFG features 69 sports testing the competitors’ skills and endurance.

Much like the Olympics, a Federation selects a city from around the world for the games, which are held every two years.

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Public Hearing Notice.  Community Board Meeting March 3, 2011 will include a Public Hearing on Rezoning Relating to Sunnyside/Woodside

Top Agenda Item is Public Hearing Notice relating to the Sunnyside/Woodside Rezoning

AGENDA
 
  1. Pledge of Allegiance
 

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Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Development Plan for Hunters Point South.

New York City's Largest New Affordable Housing Complex Since the 1970's. Development Team Comprised of Phipps Houses, Related Companies and Monadnock Construction Selected to Build $360 Million Mixed-use Development on the Queens Waterfront At Least 75 Percent of the More than 900 Residential Units of Phase One to be Permanently Income-Targeted, Up from 60 Percent Originally Envisioned

[ Press Announcement at THE WATERFRONT CRABHOUSE, Long Island City, across the steeet from the site of the new Hunters Point South construction for the new Complex and new High School. See: Putting The New Hunters Point South Complex in Perspective for its Historical Location ]

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today unveiled the development plan for Hunter’s Point South, the largest new affordable housing complex to be built in New York City since the 1970s. A development team, consisting of Phipps Houses, Related Companies and Monadnock Construction, has been selected through a competitive process to build the residential portion of the first phase of the Queens waterfront complex, which includes two mixed-use buildings comprising more than 900 housing units and roughly 20,000 square feet of new retail space. At least 75 percent of the housing will be permanently targeted to low-, moderate- and middle-income families, up from the 60 percent required by the Request for Proposals. The first phase, to be completed in 2014, also includes five acres of new waterfront parkland, a new 1,100-seat intermediate and high school, new retail space and parking. Mayor Bloomberg was joined at the announcement, which took place adjacent to the development site at the Waterfront Crab House on Borden Avenue in Long Island City, by Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel, Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Rafael E. Cestero, New York City Housing Development Corporation President Marc Jahr, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, New York City Economic Development Corporation Chief Operating Officer Josh Wallack, Phipps Houses Group President & CEO Adam Weinstein, Related Companies Executive Vice President Bruce A. Beal, Jr., Monadnock Construction President Nick Lembo and Community Board 2 Chair Joseph Conley.

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Putting The New Hunters Point South Complex in Perspective for its Historical Location

History and The Waterfront Crabhouse

One of the best ways to learn about the area where the new Hunters Point South Complex will be developed, is to get to know The Waterfront Crabhouse, where the announcement was made by Mayor Bloomberg, February 9, 2011.

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'Harlem on My Mind':  A Performance at Queens Library Long Island City 2/12/2011

Queens Library Long Island City on 21st Street presents Harlem on My Mind

The program consists of six segments:

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Soccer Fans in Long Island City / NYC Get a Boost from Purchase of AS ROMA by Boston Businessman.

TESTACCIO Ristorante is virtual home for AS ROMA Club Members for Long Island City / New York City.

Soccer players and local fans are giving an extra boost of solidarity with ROMA players and fans because TESTACCIO Ristorante is a welcome spot for the team and the international AS ROMA CLUB. 

[ TestaccioNY.com ]

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Van Bramer Calls for Action to Prevent Citywide Catastrophe through Pipeline Legislation

“The preventative and safety measures mandated by this proposed legislation and resolution will help protect our neighborhoods from catastrophe,” said Council Member Van Bramer.

On Tuesday, February 15th, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer joined local residents to address concerns about pipeline safety and call for action against negligence that undermines the security of New Yorkers.

In the past month alone, there have been three tragic and sometimes deadly pipeline explosions nationwide in Philadelphia, Hanoverton and most recently in Allentown. These incidents have raised concerns on a local level about the thousands of miles of combustible pipelines that transport oil, natural gas and hazardous liquids beneath the streets and homes of New York City.

Earlier this month, U.S. Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced federal legislation that would tighten pipeline safety requirements, but according to Council Member Van Bramer it is imperative that we recognize the need for such legislation at the local level. In 2009, a construction project on Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside punctured the Buckeye Pipeline, causing over 500 gallons of jet fuel to spew on to the streets, an accident that could have been deadly.

In an effort to address an alarming nationwide issue that greatly undermines the public safety of New Yorkers, Council Member Van Bramer united with local residents to announce legislation requiring oversight and advance notice for any entity drilling near flammable materials in residential areas. In addition to oversight, Council Member Van Bramer is working with Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (D-Ridgewood) on increasing the fines for negligent companies that do not call 811- New York State’s Mandatory Dig Safely Hotline (Resolution #596).

“The preventative and safety measures mandated by this proposed legislation and resolution will help protect our neighborhoods from catastrophe,” said Council Member Van Bramer. “This is the time to step up and speak out before a disaster like Allentown, PA or San Bruno, CA happens in our city. We must take action to reduce the risk of a tragedy now – rather than react to one after it is too late.”

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Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Meeting 2/8/2011

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce had its monthly meeting on February 8, 2011 at Dazies Restaurant in Sunnyside.

Ira Greengerg, President of the Chamber honored Janice Velten Day, a postal worker, with a PROCLAMATION recognizing her  professional service to the community, her participation as a volunteer, and her lifetime of good citizenship.

Each member had a chance to stand and make an introduction and announcement.

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Statue Commemorating the Famous March 8, 1971 Ali vs. Frazier Fight for Long Island City?

March 8th 2011 is the 40th Anniversary of the famous Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier Fight, fought in Madison Square Garden.

Bill Gallo wrote in his Sunday, February 20, 2011, THE GALLO PAGE for the Daily News "The one man who always comes through in this city, Mr. Donald Trump, called me in response to the suggestion I made in last weeks column for an Ali-Frazier Statue. I am pleased to tell you that he is interested in the project and is studying it."

Gallo's prior article, "Ex-boxers pledge help with monumental task", shows a drawing of a statue and states that Ring 8 is ready to get behind the project.

When it comes to Boxing, Tony Mazzella is the qualified expert. Tony is Deputy Commissioner of Athletics, an active Board member of Ring 8, and the owner of The Waterfront Crabhouse. He points out that the Statue project actually began in 2006 when he and the  Ring 8 Board began seeking help from a marketing organization to pursue the Ali / Frazier Statue.

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Documentary “CYPRUS IN THE SILK ROUTES” presented at Stathakion Cultural Center, Astoria 2/18/2011

CYPRECO of America, Inc.,  presented a screening of the original documentary “CYPRUS IN THE SILK ROUTES”.

The documentary which is rare in content, examines and showcases the history of silk making and weaving in Cyprus, a very unique craft that was once thriving on the island. It is supported with English narration and subtitles when Greek is spoken, interviews with traditional crafts people and traders – some from the last generations – as they revive scenes from the Cypriot folk life.  This program is made possible in part by Arch Capital Services, Inc., the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and supported by The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater NY. Media sponsors: AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV.

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CIAO America!   'Faccia Tarza'

New Bonds with Italy Created by ROMA Soccer Deal / Testaccio Ristorante

Alviero and Maura Pirani, partner / owners of Testaccio Ristorante shown with American Flags, and the sponsor flag of Testaccio, promoting the Vernon Blvd, Long Island City  restaurant at a soccer event in Italy.

Soccer Fans in Long Island City / NYC go a boost from the purchase of the Soccer team ROMA by Boston Businessman. [ See OurLIC NEWS Article ].

TESTACCIO Ristorante is virtual home for AS ROMA Club Members for Long Island City / New York City.

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 The Roofs of Long Island City

Special Offer for Roofs of Long Island City Owned by Nonprofits Whose Facilities Have Roofs of At Least 10,000 Square Feet

NYC CoolRoofs will arrange for volunteers to coat the roofs of buildings with highly reflective white paint, which keeps buildings cooler in summer.  They are making a special offer for LIC nonprofits whose facilities have roofs of at least 10,000 square feet, and are easily accessible to public transit.  A limited number of corporate sponsors are available to pay for the paint for some projects as well, making this an especially great deal.   

Painting the roofs of commercial buildings makes financial sense for older owner-occupied buildings of one to two stories.  In those cases, the City will provide free labor to coat the roof, and the owner’s cost of coating will be paid off through lower air conditioning bills in about three years.  LICBDC has a detailed guide to this program, available on request.

Also, LICBDC is working with Brooklyn Grange, LIC’s rooftop farm.  They are seeking more roofs of 20,000 s.f. they can rent and turn into commercial farms.  Contact LICBDC with referals.

Letter from Long Island City Business Development Corporation

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 Lions Club Establishes Itself in Long Island City.  It's Mission is "TO SERVE".

Under long time member, Marcel Veronneau, a Lions Club has started to meet in Long Island City.

Operating in 205 countries, in hospitals and senior centers, in regions battered by natural disaster, in schools and in eyeglass recycling centers, Lions are at work, helping, leading, planning and supporting.

Lions Club is a long established global organization with 45,000 chapters,  and 1.35 million members.  It consists of  local leaders who want "to serve" the unique needs of the communities they live in.  

Its website says that:

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Hunters Point Library on the East River is included in Queens State of the Borough Address by Helen Marshall, 1/25/2011

State of the Borough Address by Helen Marshall, President of the Borough of Queens

Helen Marshall, President of the Borough of Queens, presented the State of the Borough to several hundred invited guests at the Queens College, CUNY Colden Auditorium on January 25th.

The presentation captured the essence of growth in areas of economic and cultural development for which she has become well recognized.

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BACKGROUND: Queens Economic Development Leadership Council

The Queens Economic Development Leadership Council (QEDLC) was formed by Queens Borough President Helen B. Marshall. It meets Quarterly under the leadership of Melva Miller, Director of Economic Development, Queens Borough Presidents Office.

The Queens Economic Development Leadership Council operates as the Borough's authority on economic development initiatives and programs available to strengthen small businesses in Queens. The QEDLC is educated on the most up to date resources including, free services and programs, funding opportunities and capacity building resources available to small business. The QEDLC also receives information about government sponsored program and grants made available for nonprofit business groups to help strengthen the local economy. This body accomplishes this by partnering with the Queens Borough President to disseminate information, and provide assistance to small businesses throughout the Borough. The QEDLC meets regularly throughout the year and receives presentations by the City's foremost experts in the field.

Seventy-one organizations are represented.  Each organization's Director attends meetings and interacts with Helen Marshall and Melva Miller:

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