Tag: Long Island City

Facts Sheet: UNITED CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT GROUP / GRAND CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

United Construction & Development Group and Grand Construction & Development build and operate in New York City. Jiashu “Chris” Xu is the president and founder of both corporations and currently builds and develops properties under both firms. Mr. Xu, along with his brother, George, with whom he started his real estate development career, has built and managed a wide array…

We want safety in construction near our train lines

There is tremendous development in Long Island City, some of it very close to the subway trains. Imagine what would happen if a construction accident took place that impacted one of the train lines. How would you get to work? We, the undersigned, urge the MTA, our elected officials and the community board to keep monitoring the new developments and…

BUNYC, Community Activists and LIC Workers Celebrate Gains Workers Have Made in Labor Day Rally

More than 200 hundred construction and building service workers gathered at the Long Island City Courthouse Plaza to celebrate gains working people can make and have made by joining together and standing up for their rights at their job sites. Thursday’s lunchtime celebration is a continuation of Labor Day and was in recognition of the work and workers who build,…

BUNYC and Astoria Residents Ask Mayor Questions at Town Hall in Astoria

Marquisha Page joined hundreds of Astoria residents and other New Yorkers who came to P.S. 70 at 30-44 43rd St. on Wednesday as Mayor Bill De Blasio took questions on Wednesday night at his Town Hall meeting. Page, a heat and frost insulator  and member of Build Up New York City’s worker outreach brigade program, raised the issue of construction and building workers safety.…

Public Advocate Welcomes BUNYC Proposal for New Lists to Complement City’s “Worst Landlord”

It was an offer too good to refuse for New York City Public Advocate Letitia James. “As you have with the annual ‘100 Worst Landlord’ List,” BUNYC Field Coordinator Carole Raftrey asked, “how about creating more lists, like the ‘Top 10 Worst Developers,’ ‘Top 50 Worst General Contractors,’ or to ‘Top 100 Worst Contractors.’ ” They interacted at a “Talk…