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 […]

Willets Point Businesses Await Resolution

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Several Willets Point business owners came together once again to demand the City provide compensation and relocation for their removal from their neighborhood. Members of the Willets Point Defense Committee of Small Businesses and Workers and State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) met in his Bayside office to protest the mistreatment […]

Meng, Nadler Hail Diesel Engine Upgrades

U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-Bayside) and Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan/Brooklyn) recently touted the House of Representative’s passage of $20 million for the Diesel Emission Reduction Act grants. The money will be used to replace or retrofit old diesel engines, including those in locomotives and school buses, in order to reduce the harmful diesel emissions they generate. […]

Wi-Fi Coming to LIC

To ensure the City grows as a global hub of technology and innovation, Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to a leave a tech-savvy legacy behind, by launching free public wireless networks in certain parts of the five boroughs, in collaboration with the New York City Economic Development Corporation. One of the 10 commercial districts chosen is […]

Mega Mall Gets Final Approval From City Council

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s development plan to build a mega mall at Willets Point was approved by the City Council on Oct. 9. The $3 billion development project, spearheaded by the Queens Development Group, a joint venture with Related Companies and Sterling Equities, made several concessions to garner the support from […]