Blissville Mardi Gras October 10th, 1912

An interesting clipping from the Brooklyn Eagle about the goings on in Blissville during a Mardi Gras celebration. The fact that this was written in October makes it even more curious. “There were some regular automobiles in the parade and they did fairly well.” “Behind them trooped the villagers, among them “Mother” Sarah Ducey, who [...]

By |2022-03-22T15:46:35-04:00March 22nd, 2022|further investigations|0 Comments

City Billed $500K To Replace Damaged Flagpole, Report Says

The amazingly expensive flagpole at the Blissville Veterans Memorial in Queens was damaged during Superstorm Sandy. LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS — A Long Island City politician is spending half a million dollars on a flagpole that he says the Department of Transportation refuses to replace, according to a report. The original, century-old flagpole in question [...]

By |2021-06-03T10:14:05-04:00June 3rd, 2021|further investigations|0 Comments

Amazon and the homeless: a tale of two Long Island cities

The tech giant’s new hub in New York will be close to a growing shelter zone - but can the city fight homelessness while cultivating the market forces that are pricing people out? Protesters opposing Amazon headquarters getting subsidies to locate in the New York neighborhood of Long Island City, Queens Photograph: Bebeto Matthews/AP Juan [...]

By |2020-05-07T13:59:18-04:00January 9th, 2019|further investigations|0 Comments

Plan 14-Story Hotel In Blissville

New York City mega developer Sam Chang has filed plans with the Department of Buildings to build a 14-story, 283-room hotel at 52-02 Van Dam Street in Long Island City, at the site of a building currently being used as a homeless shelter. The new hotel will feature a restaurant, bar, rooftop terrace and 35 [...]

By |2020-05-07T14:02:23-04:00December 5th, 2018|further investigations|0 Comments

Gianaris to introduce legislation banning state from entering secrecy deals like that used by Amazon

Photo by Walter Karling By Bill Parry First he called for a boycott against Amazon to protest the incentive package the company will receive as part of its deal with the state and city, and now state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) is planning to introduce new legislation that would ban state agencies and the government [...]

By |2020-05-07T14:09:46-04:00December 4th, 2018|further investigations|0 Comments

Long Island City homeless shelter sold to Brooklyn investor for $23.2M

Google Street View By Mark Hallum / / Thursday, November 29, 2018 / 4:00 PM The Fairfield Inn in Long Island City, which was controversially converted into a homeless shelter by the city Department of Homeless Services (DHS) in May, has been sold to Brooklyn investor Shulem Herman. According to city records, at least [...]

By |2020-05-07T14:01:32-04:00November 30th, 2018|further investigations|0 Comments

City View Inn Welcomes Homeless Families

By Mark Hallum The city Department of Homeless Services met its goal of converting Blissville’s City View Inn into a full service shelter by the start of the 2018-19 school year, bringing the five-block community in Long Island City one step closer to hosting three facilities as part of the mayor’s Turning the Tide on [...]

By |2018-09-17T16:32:08-04:00September 17th, 2018|further investigations|1 Comment

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 |2018-06-09T11:45:01-04:00June 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 / / 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 |2018-05-25T10:39:23-04:00May 25th, 2018|further investigations|0 Comments
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