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 |2018-05-16T13:04:33-04:00May 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 |2018-05-11T11:23:52-04:00May 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 |2018-05-08T21:33:50-04:00May 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 |2018-05-11T11:04:13-04:00May 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 |2018-03-17T19:47:59-04:00March 17th, 2018|further investigations|0 Comments

City View Inn in LIC has housed homeless since July, DHS criticized for lack of transparency

October 6, By Christian Murray The Department of Homeless Services has been housing homeless families at the City View Inn in Long Island City since late July, residents learned at a community meeting last night. The revelation was made during a heated Community Board 2 meeting on Oct. 6 while board members were questioning DHS [...]

By |2018-03-17T14:53:16-04:00March 1st, 2018|further investigations|0 Comments

Dismantling and Lowering the Kosciuszcko Bridge Truss

Here is a time lapse over about 8 hours of the lowering of the Kosciuszcko Bridge truss on July 25th and 26th, 2017 to a barge. The bridge was opened in 1939. They originally were supposed to blow it up, but that didn't happen. The infamous roadway is being replaced with a new bridge right [...]

By |2017-11-06T16:07:02-05:00November 1st, 2017|further investigations|1 Comment

Blissville: A Memoir by Rebecca Cooney

Blissville: A memoir by Rebecca Cooney, Installment 1 of a 12 part series Manhattan is a backdrop to my small neighborhood of Queens, officially named Blissville. It’s an isolated corner of the borough, bounded by an industrial creek, a cemetery big enough to cover three neighborhoods, and an expressway that stretches all the way out [...]

By |2018-03-05T15:52:34-05:00August 15th, 2017|further investigations|0 Comments