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Long Island City

JobMap Orientation

JobMap is a Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online and get your resume reviewed online. Have a question about this class? Call ...

Sep 8 @ 2:30 PM

Skills Identification

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of ...

Sep 8 @ 3:30 PM

Resumes

Make your resume the best it can be at this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130

Sep 14 @ 5:30 PM

Interview Preparation

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job. Now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call ...

Sep 15 @ 3:30 PM

JobMap Orientation

JobMap is a Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online and get your resume reviewed online. Have a question about this class? Call ...

Sep 22 @ 2:30 PM

Skills Identification

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of ...

Sep 22 @ 3:30 PM

Resumes

Make your resume the best it can be at this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130

Sep 28 @ 5:30 PM

Interview Preparation

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job. Now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call ...

Sep 29 @ 3:30 PM

Job Search Strategies

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online and email a resume. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code ...

Oct 6 @ 2:30 PM

Online Applications

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning how to register and build an employment profile on a job site, apply to online job postings and upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Preregister online at ...

Oct 6 @ 3:30 PM

Sep
3
6:00PM

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7:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Sculpt

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Instructor Susie Nin total body workout fitness class addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen circulatory and respiratory systems. Bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
4
10:00AM

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11:00AM

National External Diploma Program (NEDP)

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

You can earn a high school diploma online through the National External Diploma Program (NEDP), a high school diploma option for adults who have significant life experience and can demonstrate academic competencies and real-world skills. Individuals enrolling in NEDP must pass qualifying math and reading tests. For more information and orientation dates, please call 718-752-3723.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
8
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

JobMap is a Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online and get your resume reviewed online. Have a question about this class? Call 718-990-8625.


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Sep
8
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Skills Identification

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought job skills. Visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org to preregister. For more information, please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR110


Sep
14
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Vegan Mommy Time

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Would you like to get your family to try more vegan lifestyle options? If so, come to Vegan Mommy Time, where you can learn how to make your your own non-toxic household cleaners, explore vegan options at your favorite fast food chains, create and learn about green crafts to do with kids, make appealing vegan meals for your family and much more!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
14
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Resumes

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Make your resume the best it can be at this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130


Sep
14
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Color Me Calm

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Touted as a therapeutic source of creativity and relaxation, coloring is being rediscovered by adults everywhere. Together, we will color, listen to relaxing background sounds and de-stress. Coloring pages and color pencils will be provided. Preregistration is required.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
14
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Journal-Writing Workshop

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

There’s nothing more relaxing and expressive than recording thoughts, feelings and opinions informally in a personal journal. Join us for a 6-session journal-writing workshop and extend your creativity by writing! Preregistration is required for each session. 9/14: A Sentence a Day; 9/21: Picture Journal; 9/28: Scrapbook Journal; 10/5: Habit Journal; 10/19: Dream Journal; 10/29: 5 Good Things

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
15
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job. Now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code JR170


Sep
16
10:00AM

--to--

4:00PM

Free Job-Search Help and Technology Training

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

This is your opportunity to register for a series of workshops designed to help you find and keep a job. Participants who attend these workshops will be eligible for assistance with job placement from Jobs to Build On partner organizations. You must register in person at the time and location specified.


Sep
22
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

JobMap is a Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online and get your resume reviewed online. Have a question about this class? Call 718-990-8625.


Sep
22
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Skills Identification

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought job skills. Visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org to preregister. For more information, please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR110


Sep
24
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Maker Thursdays

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Explore the modern take on traditional DIY culture as we work on electronics, crafts and more!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
28
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Resumes

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Make your resume the best it can be at this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130


Sep
29
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job. Now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code JR170


Oct
6
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online and email a resume. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code JR100


Oct
6
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Online Applications

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning how to register and build an employment profile on a job site, apply to online job postings and upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR160


Oct
6
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Cover Letters

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best it can be at this workshop! You will learn about types of cover letters, what to include and not include and tips for making your cover letter stronger. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code JR150


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Long Island City Community Library has:

  • 18 public access computers
  • 15 in-library laptops providing core library services
  • Software and databases for public use
  • Internet access

 

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Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Long Island City Community Library include:

  • Black Experience
  • Cookbooks
  • Travel
  • Computer Books
  • Test Books

Child Care / Preschools
Community Organizations & Services
Emergency Services
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Post Office
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Astoria Child Care Center
21-20 35 Avenue
Long Island City NY ,
phone: (718) 784-2856
fax:
Little Friends Nursery School
4342 47th St
Long Island City NY , 11104
phone: (718)786-4644
fax:
Queensbridge Daycare PAL Western Green Nursery School
10-26 41 Avenue
,
phone: (718) 784-2092
fax:
Queensbridge Daycare Center
3811 27th St.
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718)729-5659
fax:
  

Community Organizations & Services
Meals On Wheels
45-18 Court Square #501
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 482-8620
fax:
Ravenswood Community Center
35-40 21 Street
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 786-3131
fax:
Queensbridge/Riis Senior Center
10-25 41st Ave.,
Long Island City NY ,
phone: (718) 937-1093
fax:
Hanac Ravenswood Senior Center
34-35 12 Street #A
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 786-1550
fax:
  

Emergency Services
Engine 206
11-15 37th Ave
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone:
fax:
114 Precinct
34-16 Astoria Blvd
Astoria NY , 11103
phone: (718) 626-9311
fax:
 

Local Hospitals
Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst NY , 11373
phone: (718) 334-4000
fax:
  

Local Newspapers
Queens Tribune

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phone: (718) 357-7400
fax:
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Astoria Park Pool
19 Street and 23 Drive
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 626-8620
fax:
Queensbridge Park
21st Street, Bridge Plaza, East River
,
phone:
fax:
 

Post Office
Grand Station Post Office
45-08 30 Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone:
fax:
  

Public Elementary Schools
P.S.111 Jacob Blackwell School
37-15 13 Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 786-2073
fax:
P.S.112 Dutch Kills School
25-05 37th Ave
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 784-5250
fax:
 

Public High Schools
Long Island City High School
14-30 Broadway
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 545-7095
fax:
Aviation Career & Technical H.S
43-30 36th St.
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-2032
fax:
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S. 204 O. W. Holmes School
36-41 28 Street
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 937-1463
fax:
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Paul Vallone
District19@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 42-40 Bell Boulevard, Suite 507
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 619-8611
fax: (718) 631-4100
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1841
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYC Council
Hon. Jimmy Van Bramer
JVanBramer@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 47-01 Queens Boulevard,Suite 205
Sunnyside NY, 11104
phone: (718) 383-9566
fax: (718) 383-9076
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1833
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7370
fax: (212) 513-7195
NYS Assembly
Hon. Catherine T. Nolan
NolanC@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 61-08 Linden Street
Ridgewood NY, 11385
phone: (718) 456-9492
fax: (718) 417-4982
Albany Office LOB, Room 836
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4851
fax: (518) 455-3847
NYS Senate
Hon. Michael Gianaris
gianaris@nysenate.gov
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 728-0960
fax: (718) 728-0963
Albany Office Senate Capitol Building, Room 413
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3486
fax: (518) 426-6929
US Congress
Hon. Carolyn Maloney
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 932-1804
fax: (718) 932-1805
Legislative Office 2308 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-7944
fax: (202) 225-4709
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Located in northwestern Queens, Long Island City (LIC) is the largest neighborhood in the borough. It was the earliest part of Queens to be recognized by the Dutch and was the scene of many British troop movements. Created in 1870 from the communities of Astoria, Hunters Point, Blissville, Ravenswood, Dutch Kills, Bowery Bay, Steinway and Sunnyside, locals now use the term LIC only for the area south of Astoria.

In the mid 1800s, Hunters Point, the southern tip of LIC on the East River water front, became linked with the North Fork Line of the LIRR. Ferry service also began between Wall Street and 34th Street. By 1870 when Long Island City was chartered, it had become the center of industry for Queens County. By the end of that century a major building boom had established a number of important factories as well as urban residential areas.

With the opening of the Queensborough Bridge in 1908 and the original Pennsylvania Station on the Queens waterfront in 1910, many factories located here and innumerable industries took advantage of the ample space and low land cost. By 1940 with the completion of The Triborough Bridge and the Queens Midtown Tunnel, Long Island City sitting next to the Sunnyside Rail Yards had become a world class industrial center though more or less a passing through point for commuters between Manhattan, Eastern Queens, and Long Island.

By the mid 1970s, however, due to the migration of businesses out of New York, LIC had become a small sleepy town with many empty factories and warehouse spaces. A new group began to emerge composed of younger artists and musicians who were being priced out of the tight market in Manhattan and who were drawn to the spacious lofts, unhindered light, and the almost rural quality of the neighborhood. Equally attractive was the existence of the studios of two world renowned artists, the late Isamu Noguchi, whose studio is now a museum, and Mark DiSuvero who established the Socrates Sculpture Park, the city's largest outdoor exhibition space. The Urban and Contemporary Arts Institute, better known as P.S. 1, at one time Public School #1, became central to the Long Island City Arts movement.

The 1980s saw greater industrial expansion in Long Island City and a rebirth of the film industry, which had its early roots here. Most notable was the establishment of Silvercup Studios, which converted an old bread factory into what would become the largest independent, full-service film and television production facility in the northeastern United States. The International Design Center of New York was opened on the site where the Sunshine bakery and Adams Chewing Gum plants stood. La Guardia Community College took over the disused factories of the White Motor Company and the Equitable Bag Company. The 48 story Citicorp building was erected in 1989 and is the tallest building in New York City outside Manhattan.

Special Services

Queens Library HealthLink

 

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one of two American men and one of three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime. Queens Library HealthLink seeks to increase access to cancer screening and cancer treatment among medically underserved communities in Queens. Queens Library HealthLink is a partnership between Queens Library, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.