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Presentation to Queens Chamber of Commerce, Government Affairs Committee
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Everything is the same!
A Greenwich Village landmark, the Corner Bistro, located at Jane Street / West 4th / 8th Avenue has been beautifully replicated on Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City.
We first learned about the original Corner Bistro sometime before 2002 when we lived in Manhattan and became aware of the annual awards, recognition, and popularity it had acheived. We started to go there. It wasn't just the food that drew us. The celebrities, "soap stars", travelers from all over the world, mixing with the local gentry, made this spot one of the most interesting places in Manhattan, and a fun place to go. We brought friends to enjoy it...and family.
Year after year we made regular visits to the Corner Bistro. The trip was worth it, even when there was a wait. The burgers, the chili, the chili-fries were delicious. The owners were dedicated, and had something "hot".
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Arana Hankin named President of Queens West Development
At a meeting of the Board of Directors for Queens West Development Corporation, Arana Hankin was confirmed as President, replacing Paul Januszewski. Januszewski has joined Rockrose.
Hanken has been Director of Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards for Empire State Development Corporation.
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Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. The 1.35 million members of their volunteer organization in 206 countries and geographic areas are different in many ways, but share a core belief â€“ community is what we make it.
With 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members worldwide, the Lions Club is the world's largest service club organization.
The Lions Club of Long Island City and Astoria held a special meeting February 28th that marks a new commitment to build the Lions Club as a strong community service organization for Long Island City and Astoria. Ten new enthusiastic members were introduced to the club. Several previously knew the Lions Club because of parents and grandparents who belonged here in America, or in other countries such as Turkey and Colombia.
The Long Island City / Astoria Lions Club is the oldest club in this Lions Club District. It has moved from Astoria to Long Island City.
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NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer Host Awards Ceremony at Jacob Riis Settlement
On February 28th, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer held the Second Annual Black History Month Celebration and Awards Night at Jacob A. Riis Settlement House in Queensbridge. At the event, Council Member Van Bramer honored the outstanding achievements and ongoing community involvement of:
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Astoria's Acclaimed Chef, Rocco Sacramone, prepared special items for 183 people at event promoting 'Eat Heartily'.
On Wednesday, February 29th, Chef/Owner Rocco Sacramone of Astoria's Trattoria L'incontro demonstrated the preparation of delicious, nutritious dishes using recipes that he and the Mount Sinai Queens Clinical Nutrition Manager, Allison Amores, agreed were both sumptuous cuisine and heart-healthy. Ms Amores is a Registered Dietitian (RD). This OurLIC article includes am exclusive VIDEO of Chef Rocco Sacramone demonstrating the preparation of Black Sea Bass in a special Tomato Sauce as well as his comments on healthy ingredients.
The evening was presented by Mount Sinai Queens and United Community Civic Association and generously supported by Central Sushi Bar and Lounge and Rocco Sacramone, chef/owner Trattoria L'incontro.
February was heart-health month. Heart disease is called public enemy #1 and claims more lives than any other cause of death worldwide. It's more important than ever for families to develop a heart-healthy lifestyle that incorporates healthy eating, the best weapon in the fight against heart disease.
Income Bands and qualification are presented to describe the objective for affordable housing.
Community Board #2 along with the developers of the Hunters Point South met with approximately 200 people at a Town Hall meeting January 12, 2012.
OurLIC was at the meeting, and is loading the the full video and slides for community review. Please check back here for this article in progress.
The Entrepreneurs Space celebrated its first birthday on January 25th. Four hundred residents, retail buyers, and community leaders came out celebrate.
On January 25, 2012, the commercial kitchen and business incubator known as The Entrepreneurs Space celebrated its first birthday. Over 400 residents, retail buyers, and community leaders attended an extraordinary party...complete with a slice of extraordinary cake.
With this SPECIAL OurLIC REPORT, we presents a comprehensive series of videos displaying the talents of 24 Chef Entrepreneurs, out of the approximately 150 that are part of The Entrepreneurs success story.
The article also includes a video conversation with Mark Entler, owner of Uncle Louie G LIC Ice Cream located on 48th Ave in Long Island City, who attended the event for the purpose of identifying exciting products to be sold in his store.
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Universal Studios screens NEW TV Series produced in New York City neighborhoods.
With a backdrop of New York City neighborhoods, and a troupe of exciting young talent, Universal Studios has produced a new musical TV series that will begin airing on February 6, 2012....SMASH.
This series will no doubt be a hit! The talent is extraordinary, and the theme will strike home both because of its location,and also because of the wide appeal it will have to people who have talent and those who just enjoy watching talent.
The plot begins with the hatching of an idea to produce a movie about Marilyn Monroe,an idea which everyone agrees has never "worked" and has never made any money. Suddenly, one of the characters tossed in the idea that "a baseball number" with Joe Demaggio could make the difference.
The Romanian American Chamber of Commerce was briefed by Romanian Independent Senator and Former Candidate for President of Romania.
Mircea Geoana, Independent Senator of Romania and former candidate for President of Romania, was in the United States to meet with the Obama Administration. During his trip, he met in NYC with the Romanian American Chamber of Commerce and invited leaders to brief them on the current state of affairs in Romania.
Romania has emerged as one of the US strongest allies in the complex Eastern European area.
Among other topics, Geoana reflects on the the EuroZone and his view of the possible future scenarios. The briefing is timely for all of us, since the eonomic future of countries like Romania, Greece, and Ireland will impact the US economy.
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Proposed Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions merger threatens small business, means increased cost of prescription to consumers and small business insurance plans, and defies anti-trust laws.
On Thursday, December 22, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas held a rally opposing the pending merger between two of the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit management companies (PBMs), Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions. Simotas, joined by small business advocates, community leaders and Astoria residents, called on Congress and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to block the merger, saying that it would threaten jobs in New York and hurt the state’s small businesses and consumers.
"This merger will destroy competition and give these companies unchecked authority to manipulate the pharmaceutical market and maximize their profits," Simotas said. "While they prosper, small businesses will be unable to afford quality health care for their employees and consumers will be deprived of choice and face ever-rising prices./
PBMs serve as middlemen between corporations or insurance companies and patients, and already have an advantage in terms of setting the price for prescription medications and determining the reimbursement rates for retail pharmacies. The planned merger, which could take effect as soon as early next year, would result in a consolidated PBM with even greater control over the health care of millions of Americans.
Mayor Bloomberg, Cornell President Skorton And Technion President Lavie Announce Historic Partnership to Build a New Applied Sciences Campus on Roosevelt Island
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Cornell University President David J. Skorton, and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology President Peretz Lavie today announced an historic partnership to build a two-million-square-foot applied science and engineering campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City. The selection of the Cornell/Technion consortium – which pairs two of the world's top institutions in the fields of science, engineering, technology and research – marks a major milestone in the City's groundbreaking Applied Sciences NYC initiative, which seeks to increase New York City's capacity for applied sciences and dramatically transform the City's economy. Cornell/Technion's proposal was among the many strong proposals that were submitted to the City from a number of world-class institutions around the globe as part of the City's groundbreaking competitive process. The Cornell/Technion consortium was ultimately selected due to the large scale and vision of their proposal, the long and impressive track-record of both institutions in generating applied science breakthroughs and spinning out new businesses, the financing capacity of the consortium, the focus of the consortium on the collaboration between academia and the private sector, and the overall capacity of the partnership to execute the project. In addition to the Roosevelt Island site, the City will also provide $100 million in City capital to assist with site infrastructure, construction, and related costs. This is the first selection announcement for the Applied Sciences NYC initiative. Productive discussions are ongoing with other respondents – Carnegie Mellon, Columbia and a New York University-led consortium – and the possibility of additional science and engineering partnerships in the City is still open. Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement at Cornell's Weill Cornell Medical College, and was also joined by Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel, New York City Economic Development President Seth W. Pinsky, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, State Senator José M. Serrano, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Council Member Jessica Lappin, as well as other civic and business leaders.
"Thanks to this outstanding partnership and groundbreaking proposal from Cornell and the Technion, New York City's goal of becoming the global leader in technological innovation is now within sight," said Mayor Bloomberg. "By adding a new state-of-the-art institution to our landscape, we will educate tomorrow's entrepreneurs and create the jobs of the future. This partnership has so much promise because we share the same goal: to make New York City home to the world's most talented workforce..
"Cornell University and our extraordinary partner, The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, are deeply gratified to have the opportunity to realize Mayor Bloomberg's vision for New York City: to prepare tomorrow's expanding talent pool of tech leaders and entrepreneurs to work with the city's key industries in growing tomorrow's innovation ecosystem," said Cornell President Skorton. "Starting today, we are going to put our plan to work, tapping into our extensive connections throughout the city and build a truly 21st Century campus to fuel the creation of new businesses and new industries throughout the city for decades to come./
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Hunters Point South Development Project cited as an example of investment in the future.
Community Meeting Announced for January 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm.
Deputy Mayor Robert Steel presented the NYC Economic Development Strategy at an Executive Breakfast in Jamaica at York College on December 7, 2011.
OurLIC was at the event and presents a full video of the presentation with this article.
On December 15th, Carlo Bermudez owner of [ fLo rE sta ], the foral design company that has been growing entrepreneurially in Long Island City, opened his second location inside the Foodcellar Market.
Bermudez is a third generation florist who has won the community over by his exceptional designs, and his warm personality. His grandfather was a florist in Colombia.
Bermudez says that his [ fLo rE sta ] are unique because his "flowers are from all over the world." He adds emphasis by saying that "Most of the flowers were in their original country just a few days ago." He sell flowers from countries like Holland, Japan, Israel, etc. "I have the ability to have flowers out of season because my bckground in the flower business gives him that chance." Respectfully, Carlo says "Thank you to the neighborhood for giving him a chance to express myself".
Attorney Marc Albert recently moved from Manhattan to establish his Law Office on Steinway Street in Astoria. His professional practice specializes in high profile personal injury and medical malpractice cases.
Whether you are an NFL Football player, or a local Long Island City resident, Attorney Marc Albert wants to make himself accessible. "When I came to Astoria, I wanted to make myself accessible to the people. I felt that being on the street level, where people could walk in and ask a question, was something I wanted to do." You can walk into Marc's office... and be welcomed.
Attorney Marc Albert, with newly established offices in Astoria / Long Island City on Steinway Street, along with Seeger Weiss LLP, has filed a Class Action Lawsuit against the NFL for its failure to protect players from long-term brain injuries, and for concealing the side effects of an anti-inflamatory medication, Toradol, which is reutinely dispensed to NFL players. [ See OurLIC FEATURED PROFILE: Law Offices of Marc S. Albert ].
The players claim they were given repeated injections of powerful anti-inflammatory drug Toradol, masking symptoms and exacerbating head injury; suit accuses League of failing to take necessary steps to protect players from repeated concussions; complaint charges NFL's medical committee hid dangers.
Go to Full OurLIC Article, Video and Photos for OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: Astoria Attorney Marc Albert. Files Class Action Lawsuit Against NFL on behalf of the Players Recently Settled a $36 Million Catastrophic Windsor Wildcats Bus Accident Claim.
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New York Minute moved to Long Island City and discovered an unexpected universe of customers.
Brendan McNulty sees the truth about the economy and says it is growing. His company, New York Minute, is both a courier / messenger service as well as a trucking / airfreight service and expediter.
New York Minute moved to Long Island City two years ago from Manhattan.
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Simply said, Bucharest Restaurant DAZZLES with Romanian authenticity.
Bucharest Restaurant is the real thing. It is contributing to our appreciation for multiculturalism these days. Restaurants like Bucharest help us look at life in Queens in a new way, with a greater appreciation and desire to try new places.
We discovered Bucharest Restaurant a few months ago because we've been exploring Sunnyside. It is a large, popular restaurant at the intersection of 40th Street and Queens Blvd at the 40th Street stop on the 7 Subway Line.
It is the kind of place that you can go with a friend for dinner, or with 10 friends or your famiily, or 190 guests for a wedding or Christmas party when you want to have the kind of fun that most venues can't offer.
OurLIC met with Chef Ian Kapitan of the new ALOBAR Restaurant on Vernon Blvd in Long Island City.
Watch the video with this article. Learn what is behind the delightful menu at this extraordinary restaurant. It will surprise you.
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