Life’s WORC essay contest aims to dispel bullying of the differently-abled
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BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Have you experienced or witnessed bullying of autistic or developmentally disabled individuals in your school or community? Life’s WORC and the Family Center for Autism are co-sponsoring the first year of an essay contest to write about these experiences and how they can be prevented in your school or community. “My son […]

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Attend the QNS VIP party in Long Island City sponsored by Mount Sinai Queens
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Long Island City residents and business owners are invited to a VIP party to celebrate the launch of QNS.com. Sponsored by Mount Sinai, this event wil includ drinks, food music and fun. Join us at Skinny’s Cantina on Thursday, March 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. RSVP by emailing Jaclyn Hertling at jhertling@qns.com or calling […]

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Jackson Heights saw 10 percent rent increase in one month
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A report released Friday by real estate brokerage firm MNS shows that rents across the borough increased by 1.43 percent in the last month, with the largest monthly jump in Jackson Heights. The firm analyzed data from seven Queens neighborhoods including Long Island City, Astoria, Jackson Heights, Ridgewood, Forest Hills, Rego Park and Flushing. Last December, the average […]

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LIC taxi garage to become 11-story condo building
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A taxi garage on Jackson Avenue in Long Island City will become yet another residential building in the quickly developing neighborhood. Plans were filed last Saturday for an 11-story, 175-unit condo building at 22-12 Jackson Ave. Adam America acquired the land last June for $43.5 million from plastics manufacturer Plaxell, according to The Real Deal. […]

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LIC Citi Bike riders can expect an annual membership price increase on March 1
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Long Island City residents who use Citi Bike can expect an increase in their annual membership fee starting on March 1. The bike-sharing program announced on Tuesday that the annual fee would increase from $149 to $155. Annual members can still pay the fee in monthly installments of $14.95 and NYCHA residents will still pay a discounted […]

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