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Melissa Sklarz Dives into Queens Race

Melissa Sklarz Dives into Queens Race

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | For the past several decades, Melissa Sklarz has amassed a wide-ranging portfolio in local LGBTQ and Democratic activism. An out transgender woman, Sklarz served on the Police Commissioner’s LGBT Advisory Committee that established standards for police interactions with the trans community; she’s been a co-president of the Stonewall Democratic Club of New […]

New LGBTQ Center Opens in Queens

New LGBTQ Center Opens in Queens

BY BILL PARRY | The Queens LGBTQ community gathered on February 1 with elected officials to celebrate a new safe space in Long Island City that will offer health and educational services. The LGBT Network, a Long Island-based nonprofit organization now in its 25th year, cut the ribbon on its first full-service queer community center in […]

East River Idylls   

East River Idylls   

BY LAUREN PRICE | Long Island City in southwestern Queens — running from the East River and Newtown Creek to Broadway and east to roughly 51 Street and Hobart Street — is home to some 70,000 residents, according to the Long Island City Partnership. Sometimes referred to as Hunters Point, the neighborhood is transforming itself […]