Queens – An optimistic framework for the future

From On the Media: A History of American Resentment - Revisiting the culture wars with WNYC's Brian Lehrer. Host Bob Garfield interviews Brian Lehrer about the cultural divide in America and Brian Lehrer's Show's series "The Eights". Clip begins at 4:45 "Queens, NY...  is maybe the most diverse place in America...and maybe the United States [...]

By | 2018-07-15T19:04:04+00:00 June 25th, 2018|further investigations|0 Comments

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Tours Blissville

Touring Blissville and it’s three homeless shelters with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (in orange) are, from left, Director of Constituent Affairs Victor Montesinos, and Blissville residents Afsana Mostafa, Maria Davis, and Neghat Khan with Brent O’Leary from Hunters Point, Saturday June 2, 2018. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (in orange) who visited Blissville yesterday, Saturday, June 2, 2018 [...]

By | 2018-06-09T11:45:01+00:00 June 9th, 2018|further investigations|0 Comments

Queens, N.Y., Residents Fight 3rd Homeless Shelter In Their Neighborhood

May 24, 20185:20 PM ET Samantha Raphelson / /www.npr.org/2018/05/24/614103115/queens-n-y-residents-fight-3rd-homeless-shelter-in-their-neighborhood The New York City Department of Homeless Services is moving forward with plans to convert a hotel into a shelter for homeless families in Blissville, Queens. The new shelter at the Fairfield Inn will be the third to open in the tiny Long Island City neighborhood [...]

By | 2018-05-25T10:39:23+00:00 May 25th, 2018|further investigations|0 Comments

Blissville residents bring wakeup call

by Michael Gannon, Editor | 0 comments Photo Credit Michal Gannon Akbar Rizvi, far right, president of the Blissville Civic Association, joined in a morning wakeup call for Mayor de Blasio across from Gracie Mansion. Residents are fighting a third homeless shelter about to open in their neighborhood. The Department of Homeless Services is showing no [...]

By | 2018-05-18T13:18:49+00:00 May 18th, 2018|further investigations|0 Comments

hereditary predilection by Mitch Waxman

No more. The Mayor's plan to warehouse New York City's most vulnerable citizens in a neighborhood of warehouses, two blocks from the Newtown Creek Federal Superfund Site and one block from the Long Island Expressway - thereby creating a two to one ratio of actual residents to homeless shelter residents in the Blissville section of [...]

By | 2018-05-29T15:24:29+00:00 May 17th, 2018|further investigations|0 Comments

LIC residents stage back-to-back protests against third homeless shelter in Blissville area

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-12), center, speaks in support at a protest in front of Gracie Mansion today, with residents of Blissville, an isolated corner in southwestern Long Island City, against the imposition by DHS of a third shelter in the tiny community — raising the homeless population to one greater than the residential population, May [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:04:33+00:00 May 16th, 2018|further investigations|0 Comments

Blissville Forms New Civic Association in Response to Homeless Shelter Controversy, Protest at Gracie Mansion Planned

May 10, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez Blissville, the small, remote neighborhood recently in the spotlight for an ongoing homeless shelter controversy, has formed a new civic group to take on the neighborhood’s challenges, with a protest at Gracie Mansion already planned next week. The Blissville Civic Association, the name of the new group, formed about [...]

By | 2018-05-11T11:23:52+00:00 May 11th, 2018|further investigations|0 Comments

Origin of Fortune Cookies

As far back as the 19th century, a cookie very similar in appearance to the modern fortune cookie was made in Kyoto, Japan; and there is a Japanese temple tradition of random fortunes, called omikuji. The Japanese version of the cookie differs in several ways: they are a little bit larger; are made of darker [...]

By | 2018-05-08T21:33:50+00:00 May 8th, 2018|further investigations|0 Comments

Blissville braces for homeless shelter

Blissville braces for homeless shelter Posted: Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:30 am by Michael Gannon, Editor | 0 comments Residents of the Blissville Civic Association have been told that the Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel at 52-34 Van Dam St. will officially close on May 16, and begin its new incarnation as one of 90 permanent [...]

By | 2018-05-11T11:04:13+00:00 May 6th, 2018|further investigations|0 Comments

Third Homeless Shelter to Open in Blissville Area

The Department of Homeless Services is set to open a third shelter in the Fairfield Inn. Blissvillians Protest - Not NIMBY, but Above and Beyond Fair Share. With Shelters in the former City View Hotel and the Best Western (now called Sweet Home), This isolated and remote corner of Queens is overwhelmed and feels it [...]

By | 2018-03-17T19:47:59+00:00 March 17th, 2018|further investigations|0 Comments