December, 2013

Long Island City

Tech U. campus lease will be boon for boro

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and university officials inked a deal last week to formally hand over 12 acres on Roosevelt Island to CornellNYCTech, the engineering school expected to provide a boon to western Queens’ burgeoning tech scene. Comment.

Tip of the week

October, 2013


Pay only for those cable channels you want to

Currently, I am paying for 600 cable channels even though I only watch five. During the recent cable blackout affecting Time Warner cable customers, I was only able to watch three. Simply put, this is an insane system that no rational human would have conceived. Comment.

July, 2013

Long Island City

Free Wi-Fi coming to Queens during MLB All Star Game

Queens residents will have access to free Wi-Fi during the Major League Baseball All-Star Week July 12-16. Comment.
Long Island City

Solar charging sites set for Queens mobile users

AT&T and city officials recently unveiled a solar power charging station pilot program that will allow residents to charge their mobile devices throughout the city, including several areas in Queens. Comments (2).
I Sit and Look Out

Empire State Building has been a beacon for columnist

The Empire State Building has been part of my life, it seems, forever. When a large structure to go up some blocks west of it was approved not long ago, which will block the view of it from some angles, it brought back memories. Comment.

Bayside goes mobile with smartphone app

Bayside has gone mobile. Comment.

June, 2013


Take precautions while online

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, we are reminded of the importance of re-evaluating our security procedures, but we also must be conscious of another challenge: the threat to our personal information from cyber attacks. Comment.

Queens Tomorrow: Cornell campus expected to create visionary culture

Even though it will not be built in the same borough, Roosevelt Island’s soon-to-be hub of all things technology will still translate into new opportunities for startups in Queens, city and university leaders said. Comment.

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May, 2013

Queens Village

Funeral service held for Queens Village girl

The young Queens Village girl who took her own life was laid to rest earlier this week as the community struggled to come to grips with her death. Comment.

The New Clockwork Orange

The Internet and smartphones have opened up a world that was unimaginable 10 years ago. Comment.

April, 2013


‘A Mixed Blessing’

In a lecture at Temple Sinai in Roslyn Heights, L.I., on the day after the Boston bombings, former President Bill Clinton noted that the 21st-century world of the Internet and social media is “a mixed blessing.” Comment.

March, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Youths learn about technology through Legos at boro center

In the basement of a science and technology center for children, Tronian, a small robot made out of Legos that resembles a dune buggy, drove forward on a table with a red plastic ball clutched in its plastic arm. Comment.
Long Island City

Techies share words of wisdom at Long Island City meetup

The geek shall inherit the earth. Comment.

February, 2013


NYCLU releases iPhone app to document stop-and-frisks

The New York Civil Liberties Union last week released an iPhone version of the stop-and-frisk application the group said has documented 200 videos of police encounters since it was unveiled for Android phones over the summer. Comment.
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