October, 2012

Long Island City

Borough hails 3-D printing

Manufacturing industries have become increasingly scarce in Queens and the city, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city Economic Development Corp. are hoping that Dutch 3-D printing company Shapeways’ recent move to Long Island City will usher in a new era. Comment

September, 2012

I Sit and Look Out

Air conditioning has brought us in from the fire escape

Readers know I was born before some of the technological wonders of today’s world, including the computer. Comment

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Mayor touts Web in Jamaica

A recent report shows that while all small businesses — even the corner bodega — can benefit from Internet technologies, less than 20 percent of the city’s small companies are using them effectively, with experts citing a lack of awareness as one of the key obstacles. Comments (1)

August, 2012


Mayor touts new initiative to help small businesses get online

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in downtown Jamaica Thursday to announce the launch of a series of free courses aimed at getting small businesses online. Comments (1)

Help put an end to cyberbullying

With the rapid increase in online communication, especially through social networking websites, cyberbullying is a growing problem that has gone largely unaddressed in our society today. More then 85 percent of teenagers have been a victim of cyberbullying and more than 90 percent of these victims will fail to report it. Comment
Long Island City

New boro coalition holds second tech meetup in LIC

The nonprofit Coalition for Queens once sought to bring an applied sciences campus to the borough. Now it is teaching people about the technology already here. Comment

Boro shines as leader in solar installations

Queens saw a solar boom in 2011, when the borough almost doubled the number of solar panel installations that had been put in between 2003 and 2010 to make the borough first in the city, according to a new report. Comment

May, 2012


Google to donate space for Roosevelt Island tech campus

While Long Island City waits for Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology’s to build their graduate institute on Roosevelt Island, Google has offered it a temporary home. Comment

April, 2012

Fresh Meadows

All-girl team from Queens wins robotic Lego contest

Piece by piece, they’re building toward an academic experience their friends at school are not getting and after winning top honors at the New York City First Lego League Regional Tournament in Manhattan, the first all-girl Lego team in Fresh Meadows has a lot to be excited about. Comment

March, 2012

Ozone Park

John Adams HS club’s robot shows off hardwood skills

For a team of competitors from John Adams High School, developing the perfect basketball shot is all about mastering the mechanics. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Nuts, bolts and hoops align for Fresh Meadows teens

For a team of competitors from Francis Lewis High School, developing the perfect basketball shot is all about mastering the mechanics. Comment

Operating engineers recruit apprentices

The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local Union No. 30, will conduct a recruitment from March 12 through March 23 for 25 stationary engineer apprentices. Comment

February, 2012


Beware of Smart Meter installation

Across the United States and Canada, utility companies are forcing the installation of the Smart Meter, a digital device to monitor electric, gas and water consumption, upon a seriously uninformed public. In areas where the meters are located outside the house, they are installed without the owner’s knowledge. Comments (1)

Senators Right to Back Off

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have backed off their support for a piece of legislation that would have greatly restricted user access to the Internet. Comment

January, 2012


Schumer, Gillibrand rethink Internet bills

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) are reconsidering two controversial pieces of legislation they co-sponsored aimed at thwarting online piracy after a number of the Web’s most prominent companies staged an online protest last week. Comment
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