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Monday March 28, 2011

OurLIC Announces Mini-Seminar and VIP Luncheon: "Managing for Growth and Profit: Success Stories and Ideas for Business Improvement" April 6th. See Below. Make your reservation.

PS229 Sixth Grade Students and Their Teacher, Caroline Roswell,  Make The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Relevant to Today

Caroline Roswell (Gruss) brings her sixth grade students to Mt. Zion Cemetery to participate in the 100th Anniversary of the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911

On March 25, 1911, one hundred years ago, 145 young Italian and Jewish immigrant women and men died in a tragic workplace fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Manhattan.    The tragic fire is important not only because of the loss of life, but because several workplace safety and union laws were enacted to prevent  employers from creating or neglecting  dangerous circumstances for workers in the workplace.

Important, also, is the fact that immigrant workers at the turn of the century were pouring into America...a place where they could "work for a better life"....not unlike today.

People often refer to the "diversity" of Queens, and the growth of immigrant families here.  You can see the faces of children from immigrant families in schools and neighborhoods throughout the borough.  It is no different than 1911.  People are leaving other countries because they want to work for a better life in New York City and America.

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OurLIC Announces Mini-Seminar and VIP Luncheon:  "Managing for Growth and Profit: Success Stories and Ideas for Business Improvement " April 6th

OurLIC brings leading SCORE Counselors to an Astoria / Long Island City VIP Luncheon.

OurLIC has announced that it will offer a series of Mini-Seminars and VIP Luncheons during 2011. The first will be held April 6th.

Mini-Seminar Topic: “Managing for Growth and Profit: Success Stories and Ideas for Business Improvement”.

Location: Testaccio Ristorante, 47-30 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City

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William Dudley, President Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Addresses Queens Business Leaders.  Calls Queens a "Land of Opportunity for Immigrants from All Over the World"

Dudley Reviews Queens and NYC as Compared to the Rest of the US.

Dudley stated that his comments today are a reflection of his own thinking, and not a representation of the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee.

He started by describing the role of the Fed and why his job is so interesting.

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Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) Honors Hal Rosenbluth, Kaufman Astoria Studios, and City Council Member Peter Vallone Jr.

Rosenbluth says that the arts are necessary and basic to a thriving community and economic stability. He fears the impact of budget cuts that could affect the arts and culture throughout Astoria and greater Long Island City.

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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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New York City Council Members Become "Friends of Queens Library" Chapter

Queens Borough President Swears in City Council Members as "Friends of Queens Library" at the Long Island City Branch

Speaker Quinn Announces Private/Public Partnership to Donate Books

Van Bramer Donates $1K to Support Buy a Book Campaign

Borough President Marshall Matches Van Bramer’s Contribution

Helen B. Marshall, Queens Borough President, at a ceremony today, swore in Members of the New York City Council as "Friends of the Queens Library"...a first for all boroughs.   This is the first time ever that a group of City Council Members have formed their own chapter of the Queens Library Friends.

During the ceremony, Council Member Van Bramer made a personal donation from he and his partner for $1,000 to the Buy a Book fund.   Queens Borough President Helen Marshall matched his donation with a $1,000 personal contribution to the Queens Library emergency book fund.

Speaker Christine Quinn told the group that she vividly remembers a bookcase, in the library she went to as a child, that was filled with books about people who changed the world.  She said she read about all of these world leaders and what they each did.  That was what caused her to pursue her own career in politics.

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Master of Ceremonies, Our Own Community Leader and City Council Member, Jimmy Van Bramer, Honors Black Community Leaders with Charm, Sense of Humor, and Graceful Dance!

We've Come a Long Way....Celebrating Black History Month...Well, it just doesn't Get Any Better than watching Council Member Van Bramer Dancing with the Star Seniors Shakers of Queensbridge....and Honoring the Best of the Best!

On Monday, February 28th Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer  honored eight individuals for their notable contributions to the community during a special awards ceremony and bone marrow drive at the Jacob Riis Settlement House in Long Island City. Van Bramer's intention was to help save a life and at the same time create a memorable night of celebration in honor of Black History Month and the outstanding achievements of:

  •  Ruschell Boone, NY1 News Reporter: Sunnyside resident, Ruschell Boone is a part of New Yorker’s daily lives as reporter for New York 1 News. With her distinguished contributions to journalism, Boone’s work fulfills an important and storied tradition in New York City. Boone has covered a wide range of stories covering everything from the search to find a donor for a six-year-old girl seeking a bone marrow transplant, to the closing of two hospitals in Elmhurst, to the acquittal of three policemen in the Sean Bell trial.
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    The Future of the Development of Queens was the Topic at CUNY Business Forum 3/4/2011

    Long Island City, Jamaica, Flushing, Ridgewood, and the Rockaways are Profiled

    At a CUNY Business Forum Breakfast showcasing Queens, five executive leaders of regional economic development organizations presented and discussed each of their respective high growth areas.  Collectively, it paints an impressive picture of investments being made borough-wide by private real esatate development companies, as well as various levels of government and quasi-government agencies.

    The five major areas of development in Queens presented at the CUNY Business Forum:

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    Community Board #2 March Meeting 3/3/2011

    Speaker Christine Quinn, Reviews 'State of the City' with Queens Community Board #2, and interacts with Community Board Members

    The regular monthly meeting of Community Board #2 met at Sunnyside Community Center on Thursday March 3, 2011.

    Special agenda items included:

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    New Traffic Signal for Dangerous Intersection at Vernon Blvd and 47th Rd. ~ Sal Anzalone Plaza

    Hats off to Andrew and Rosemary Anzalone, who pushed for Safety, and Community Board #2 that gave them support.

    To their credit, the Department of Transportation [ DOT ]  has reversed a decision made on December 10, 2010, and has decided to install a new  traffic signal at the intersection of Vernon Blvd and 47th Road in Hunters Point, Long Island City.

    In a  letter from Queens Borough DOT  Commission Maura McCarthy, dated February 25, 2011 and received March 1st,  she  refers to  updated accident information received from the 108th Precinct, and has informed Queens  Community Board #2 that the traffic signal has now been approved for the location.  Installation will be performed by contract and will be completed by June 30th.

    An increase in recent traffic accidents at the  intersection is a result of the intersections growing auto and pedestrian traffic coming from a surge in residential growth, traffic patterns, and more traffic on both 47th Road as well as Vernon Blvd.

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    OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: Robert Heaney, alumni student of PS1 grade 1 - 6 (1955-1962), returns to MoMA PS1 for first visit to the Museum. 3/18/2011

    Bob Heaney, Flushing, walks through his old PS1 classrooms after 40 years to see them as a world class Museum for the first time.

    Many books have been written on the theme, "You can't go back".  But in Robert Heaney's case, going "back" to his old grade school classrooms and school was a real treat...and eye opening experience.

    Heaney grew up in Long Island City in the 50's and 60's and now lives in Flushing, Queens.  He returned with OurLIC to his old grade school, PS1, on March 18th for the first time to re-live his childhood, walk the halls of his old school, reflect on his teachers, and compare the new MoMA PS1 with his memories of the building as a child.    

    The video conversation with this former student is relavent and timely in the sense that it puts education and the investment made in education in a different perspective.   The impact of good teachers, the traditional values of student-teacher relationships, the once-in-a-lifetime  opportunity to shape a person's life in grades 1 - 6,  even the investment in buildings are discussed in Heany's conversation.

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    DI Benedetto DEAL CLOSES IN ITALY...ROMANS SPEAK ENGLISH... 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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    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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     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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    Captain Donald Powers, Commanding Officer of the 108th Police Precinct, Speaks to Residents at Community Meeting on Crime Prevention 3/2/2011

    Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer arranged a community meeting with the Commanding Officer, Captain Donald Powers, of the 108th Precinct to discuss Auto related Crimes in Long Island City.

    The message from the 108th Police Precinct is "DON'T LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR VEHICLES".  [ See PDF ]

    City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer organized a community meeting for the residents of Hunters Point to meet with the 108th Precinct.

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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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    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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