Emerging Artists In LIC

(Left): Artist Danny Quirk body-painted at Space Gallery during the first annual Long Island City Emerging Artists Festival, which opened Friday. Throughout the festival, Space Gallery showcased eclectic pieces from a number of artists, from Quirk’s renowned photorealistic paintings to work from Ken Husband, an artist still displaced by and grappling with Superstorm Sandy. (Right): […]

OP-ED: Common-Sense Paid Family Leave Needed

By ASSEMBLYWOMAN CATHERINE NOLAN At the most critical moments of our lives, far too many of us New Yorkers face an impossible decision: “Do I choose my family or do I choose my job?” There are times when our families as well as our jobs need us. We have a newborn, a child is seriously […]

LIC-Based Doctor Recognized By Mayor

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio presented the 41st annual Sloan Public Service Awards – regarded as the Nobel Prize of City government – to six civil servants last Wednesday. One of the recipients, Dr. Annie Fine, represents the innovative and influential work coming out of Long Island City. Fine is medical […]

Kanta Electric: Leaving An Electrical Footprint In NYC

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Kanta Electric is a third-generation electrical contracting firm that has left its footprint all over New York City. In 1991, Prakash Kapadia started the company in Woodside. He is now the president, and his two sons, Parag, assistant controller, and Paras, project engineer in the estimating department, help him run […]

Small Business Going Strong In Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Small businesses in Queens are experiencing great successes, though challenges lie ahead, experts say. Both Comptroller Scott Stringer and the Queens Economic Development Corporation said that the small business market is operating strongly in Queens at the moment, having recovered significantly from the recent Great Recession. However, the impact from […]

Musicians Of Queens: Chris Shamkin

Musicians Of Queens: Chris Shamkin

For some people, the decision to become a musician is an epiphany, when they know in an instant what they want to do. For others, the process is gradual. Music becomes engrained in their everyday lives and they discover that it is the path for them. Chris Shamkin’s journey to a music career was the […]

Education Chair Opposes Junior ROTC

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), chair of the City Council Education Committee, said last week at a City Hall hearing that he opposes Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) programs in high schools. JROTC was founded through the National Defense Act of 1916. Its mission today is to teach subjects […]

Small Business Going Strong In Queens

Small Business Going Strong In Queens

Comptroller Scott Stringer speaks at the Queens Tribune’s Small Business Achievement Awards breakfast on May 20. Photo by Walter Karling BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Small businesses in Queens are experiencing great successes, though challenges lie ahead, experts say. Both Comptroller Scott Stringer and the Queens Economic Development Corporation said that the small business market […]

Pride Kicks Off At Studio Square

Queens Pride presents, in conjunction with event partners NYCpride, Brooklyn Pride, Staten Island LGBT Center, LGBTQ Center of the Bronx and Out Astoria, the 4th Annual Pre-Pride Kick Off Party at Studio Square, 35-33 36th St., Long Island City, starting at 6 p.m. May 29. The event will be an evening of fun, entertainment and […]

Making Audiences Of All Types Laugh

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Adam Sank used his love of performing on stage to become one of the best LGBT comedians in the City. The openly gay comedian is a staple of the Queens stand-up scene, frequently appearing at venues like The Laughing Devil in Long Island City. With his talent for telling true […]