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Tuesday June 19, 2012

UPDATE: Tech Campus will Begin at Cornell Tech NYC to be located at Google HQ in NYC.

David Skorton, President of Cornell University and Professor Craig Gotsman, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, discuss opening of Cornell NYC Tech Campus at Google HQ in New York City in Fall 2012.


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Google, Facebook, and EBay have significant presence in NYC.

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Queens Library Kicks off New Outreach Program for Friends of the Hunters Point Library on the East River May 22, 2012

The Queens Library Invites LIC Community to Meet for a continued briefing Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church basement.

Jennifer Manley, Director, Government & Community Affairs at Queens Library; and Don Dodelson, President of the Friends of Queens Library at Hunters Point on the East River, met with residents to begin a new phase of reaching out to the public to attract "friends" membership and support.

The Queens Library at Hunters Point on the East River is fully funded for construction, an architect has been appointed, and the land known as parcel 8 has received its certification after an innovative brownfield cleanup.

This long awaited iconic Library on the East River is fully funded with a $30 million capital budget.

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Bike Share Plan for Long Island City

DOT presented the new New York City Bike Share siting plan to Community Board #2

New York City will have 10,000 bikes available for use from 600 stations city wide as part of a privately funded program under contract with the city known as Bike Share and CitiBike.  The bikes display advertising sponsors. It is the first large scale system of bikes for public use without government subsidy.

Riders of the Bikes will pay for use using a credit card at locations for pickup and drop off.

The company contracted to manage this is Alta Bike Share.

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Community Board #2 Members Hear NYC Bike Share Plan, and Approve Resolution Supporting Labor.

City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer offers empassioned plea to Community Board Members to approve a resolution supporting 32BJ Union.

The last regular meeting of the Queens Community Board #2 before a two month summer break was held at the Sunnyside Community Center.

Michael Bass, Program Manager for "Ready New York" of New York City Office of Emergency Management spoke to the members because parts of the community's district are located in high impact areas along the East River.

NYC Department of Trasportation for Queens presented the new NYC Bike Share program that will offer 10,000 bicycles from 600 kiosk locations. [ See OurLIC NEW: Bike Share Plan for Long Island City ].

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Kevin Cummings, Investors Bank CEO, says Bank Wants More Small Business Customers

Kevin Cummings, CEO Investors Bank, Speaks at Queens College Business Breakfast Forum following Scholarship Awards presented by Queens Chamber of Commerce.

Kevin Cummings, President & CEO Investors Bank, spoke at a gathering of Queens Chamber of Commerce members at a Queens College Business Breakfast Forum sponsored by the Chamber and Queens Economic Development Corporation on June 8, 2012. His primary message was that the bank has grown because of a commitment it has made to small business customers...and it wants more of them.

For nearly an hour, Cummings spoke about the changes at Investors Bank, even during the recession, which has let to dramatic growth in the banks assets and profits.  He pointed to a shift in banking strategy from risk free investments, to aggressive lending in the communities that Investors Bank serves.

In fact, the results have been so impressive that the bank believes that it has identified an underserved segment for which it wants to become the leading lendor.

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Congressman Joseph Crowley Comes to Listen and Discusses $500 Million Jobs Bill with Queens Jobs Taskforce

Congressman Joseph Crowley, representing Queens and the Bronx, met with Queensboro President Helen Marshall's jobs taskforce on June 4th. The taskforce include organizations that advocate for job seekers.

OurLIC was at the meeting and presents a full video of comments by Crowley as well as Queensboro President Helen Marshall.

Watch here for highlights

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Review: Lessons of Ancient Greek Mythology Transcend Time and Culture in 'La Callas & Medea' at Thalia Spanish Theatre

'La Callas & Medea' offers drama, humor, and good entertainment as well as provocative insights. Performances in both English and Spanish.

Medea is an ancient Greek Tragedy first performed in 431 A.D.  It is a classic story of a woman who takes revenge on her husband because he betrays her.

Maria Callas was a world renowned, American born, Greek soprano raised in Long Island City / Astoria in 1923. After her love affair with Aristotle Onassis, she left her dramatic life and personal tragedy behind her.  This play is about the imaginary meeting between Maria Callas and her most famous character, Medea.

Spanish playwright, Jaime Salom, along with the talented cast and Angel Gil Orrios, Producer, Designer, and Director of the Thalia Spanish Theatre, weave the story of Maria Callas' life through the eyes of Medea.

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Voter Empowerment Act of New York Introduced

GIANARIS, KAVANAGH, BRENNAN CENTER INTRODUCE VOTER EMPOWERMENT ACT OF NEW YORK
Good government and advocacy groups join in announcing legislation.

Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law joined with good government and advocacy groups today to announce the introduction of the Voter Empowerment Act of New York, a nonpartisan initiative to increase voter participation as the 2012 election season commences. This legislation would amend the election law to update, streamline and make more efficient the voter registration process in New York.

Currently, the single biggest barrier to voting is our antiquated registration system. The proposed bill would improve New York's voter participation by automatically registering citizens to vote with their consent and updating their registration information when they interact with specific government agencies. It would also computerize the entire registration process, reducing typographical and clerical errors that come with hand-written registration documents and making it easier for eligible voters to register. In addition, it would allow 16- and 17- year-olds to pre-register in advance of their 18th birthday, thus incentivizing more voters to go to the polls on Election Day. In 2010, only 36 percent of New York's citizen voting-age population cast ballots, making the state's voter registration rate the third worst among states in the country. In an election year, it is crucial for New Yorkers to be reminded of the importance of voter registration and voting whenever possible.

Updating New York's registration system will remove unnecessary burdens on New Yorkers, ease election administration burdens for the state and county boards of elections, improve the accuracy of the voter rolls, and ultimately increase the number of eligible voters who are registered in the state. The legislation would reduce the number of duplicate or outdated registration records and ensure that fewer eligible voters are left off the voter rolls.

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Memorial Day 2012 Ceremony and Holiday Picnic Bring Attention and Honor to Soldiers Who Gave Life to Protect Freedom

The Catholic Veterans Post No 1 and the American Legion Post 145, with some help from Tony Meloni, New York Anti Crime and candidate for NYC City Council, honored US Veterans on May 28th at the Veterans Memorial located at Astoria Park along Hallets Cove between the Triborough and Hellgate Bridges.

Commemorative stones were added to a nearby Veterans Garden.

OurLIC was at the ceremony and provides full video coverage with this article, including interviews with Tony Meloni.... and 'Brother Ted', Minister of Iglesia NI Cristo Church on 21st Street in Long Island City.

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Local Entrepreneurs from Modell's, Major World Auto, and Fairway Market Discuss their Marketing Strategies at Queens Breakfast Meeting.

Three successful entrepreneurs participated in a Business Breakfast Panel at the annual Queens Chamber of Commerce Expo held at Citi Field May 22, 2012. The purpose of the panel was to delve into each company's marketing and promotion strategies that have lead to their success.

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Kiwanis Club of Astoria-Long Island City Elects New Officers, Awards Scholarships to local High School Students, and Inducts New Members

On May 23, 2012, the Kiwanis Club of Astoria-Long Island City met to award scholarships to exceptional students at local high schools. Each student receiving an award spoke to the club's membership about their studies and plans for college.

The organization also inducted George Galanis and Cathy Jusino.  Both are Branch Managers and Assistant Vice Presidents of Astoria Federal Savings in Long Island City / Astoria Branches.

Nardia Noel was also introduced as incoming Regional Luitenant Governor of the Kiwanis Club.

OurLIC attended this meeting and presents a video coverage as well as photography of the event.

Kiwanis is a community service organization whose purpose is to provide service to Youth and the Elderly, to Community and Nation. It's motto is "To Build".  Through Kiwanis membership individuals can give of themselves - their experience, time, and love - to those who need them the most. Kiwanians can work for a way of life in which they believe. They can form friendships on a fist-name basis with fellow citizens they otherwise might never have met. It is a worldwide organization of individuals who want to improve their communities. The organization was started in 1915 and has 325,000 members in over 8,500 clubs. The organization also sponsors Key Clubs in high schools and Circle K Clubs in colleges.

Tony Meloni, current candidate for NYC City Council from Astoria was "Community Person of the Year" in 2011.

The Kiwanis Club of Astoria will have its Annual Police/Fire/EMS Awards Dinner on June 27, 2012 at Pontecello Restaurant.

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