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  • Queens startup to grow by 400, move to Ohio (bye NYC; hello Columbus)

    05/13/2014 5:18:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Crainís ^ | May 13, 2014 1:24 p.m. | Thornton McEnery
    One Queens-based e-commerce startup is poised to grow aggressively over the next few years, and has found just the place to do it: Ohio. Gwynnie Bee, a subscription service for the lease and sale of plus-size womenís apparel, reportedly plans to add 400 new positions over the next few years at a new 100,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility on the outskirts of Columbus. The companyís executive and marketing operations will remain in New York City, where Gwynnie Bee will still be officially headquartered, but the 42 warehouse and distribution workers at the companyís current Long Island City warehouse will be...
  • Interracial Couple Attacked Outside Queens Bar in Possible Bias Crime [ NYC !@ ]

    08/19/2013 3:16:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | Aug 19 2013 | By Checkey Beckford
    An interracial married couple says they were attacked outside a bar in Queens early Saturday, and that their attackers used racial and homophobic slurs. Billie and Jacob James-Vogel say they and a gay friend had been celebrating Billie James-Vogel's 40th birthday in Long Island City and were attacked when they left the bar. They say three men began hurling homophobic and racist slurs at their group before physically assaulting them.
  • Racial Tensions Flare at Queens Redistricting Hearing

    01/15/2013 3:12:05 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 4 replies
    Observer.Com ^ | 1/15/2013
    Unlike Teddy Roosevelt, the president he quoted at last nightís Queens redistricting hearing, Republican Councilman Dan Halloran spoke loudly and did not carry a big stick. Mr. Halloranís bruising 2009 City Council race in northeast Queens cast a long shadow over the hearing in Long Island City- the third of its kind in front of a commission tasked with the decennial redrawing of districts to reflect demographic changes in the city- where he and allied civic groups clashed with Asian advocacy organizations about whether a neighborhood, Oakland Gardens, should be incorporated into Mr. Halloranís 19th District. The heavily Asian neighborhood,...