28 The QUEE NS Courier • business • august 1, 2013 for breaking news visit www.queenscourier.com ▶business Photos Courtesy of Jennifer Dorfman/ Modern Spaces Classic meets contemporary at The Bindery BY ANGY ALTAMIRANO email@example.com The Bindery is keeping it classic, but with a modern twist. The new condos, located at 47-34 11th Street in Long Island City, welcome residents with both elements of classic design, like exposed brick walls, and the newest residential features, such as stainless steel appliances. “We went back to classic things that were passé and now are back,” said Jennifer Dorfman, director of sales at Modern Spaces, the real estate firm managing the development. “That’s what people are craving.” The building has seven floors with a total of 20 units ranging from one- to two-bedroom apartments. When residents walk into the lobby of the building, they encounter furniture built by Withers and Grain, a design group from Brooklyn, who blended industrial metal with local wood to create items unique to the building. The walls of the lobby and hallways of The Bindery feature reclaimed wood wallpaper, which resembles real wood, as well as bookshelf wallpaper that makes residents want to reach in and grab a read. Once residents walk into the apartments, they are welcomed with exposed brick walls, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and a walk-through layout that allows them to get around the apartment easily. The Bindery even brings back part of the 1940s and 1950s to the bathrooms in some of the apartments. “They’re not cookie cutter,” said Dorfman. “They do not feel generic like in other properties.” Other amenities include a fitness center, roof deck, 24-hour virtual doorman, balconies and outdoor space. For information on The Bindery, you can visit www.thebinderylic. com or call Modern Spaces at 718-786-1063. Photo Courtesy office of Assemblyman David I. Weprin Officials cut the ribbon to open City Rib in Jamaica. CITY RIB BRINGS A ‘FRESH’ DINING EXPERIENCE TO JAMAICA BY ZAK KRAEHLING Attention Jamaica: there’s a new city in town. City Rib officially opened on July 25 at 89-14 Parsons Boulevard. It marks the newest addition to high-end restaurants in a neighborhood of fast food chains. “We offer a different menu than that usually found here,” said general manager Regan Uriarte. Uriarte used words such as “fresh” and “different” to describe the atmosphere the new restaurant will bring to the neighborhood, which boasts only one other sit-down eatery. Eecutive chef Joseph Mallol encompasses a variety of dishes in his menu, including baby back ribs, spare ribs, grilled salmon and fried catfish. “The menu is accommodating and our prices fit perfectly for the area,” noted Uriarte. Among those who will be enjoying the diverse offerings at City Rib will be residents of the new Moda Upgraded Living building, which is dedicated to stylish living and located around the corner from City Rib on 89th Avenue. Like the Moda residents it will be serving, City Rib embodies the vibrant energy blossoming in one of Queens’ oldest neighborhoods. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT BY LIAM LA GUERE firstname.lastname@example.org Coding mobile applications is no longer a challenge for the Coalition for Queens’ Access Code students. The inaugural class graduated and demoed the mobile iOS apps they created during the 10-week program in a showcase on July 29 in LIC. The Access Code program, which enrolled 21 people interested in developing apps, polished the skills of the students and prepared them for future employment in a booming industry. “This program is important so we can get more developers, we could have more people creating great companies, creating great products and creating innovation here in Queens and across the world,” said Jukay Hsu, co-founder of the Coalition, which fosters the tech sector in the borough. The demo ceremony began with a keynote speech about perseverance by Nihal Mehta, an expert techie and entrepreneur. Mehta told the crowd how he started with a small music charting company that went bankrupt, but then regrew to negotiate deals with rapper Nelly, superstar Madonna and even “American Idol,” before he sold it for a profit. Of the 21 students in the class, four were given full scholarships and the remaining students received partial scholarships. Money allotted from the city council last year funded the classes. The Coalition for Queens aimed for the program to help women, minorities and foreigners, which are underrepresented in the technology field in New York, say officials. The inaugural class was 57 percent female, had 51 percent minorities and 40 percent immigrants, which traveled as far as China and Egypt. The teams created and demoed Delockr, an apps that allows users to store their various passwords; Score, a dating app that allows users to rank potential partners; Shutterchef, an app that lets people share pictures of their food; and BusyBee, which lets users create to do lists. Having completed the program the students are ready to use their new knowledge to find a career in app developing or incorporate what they’ve learned in their current fields. Fresh Meadows resident Jasmine Baker, a member of team BusyBee, teaches computer science at the Queens Public Library and is now planning to help teacher app development. “I didn’t know anything about this industry, I didn’t know any developers and now I know where to go,” she said. Potential students interested in the enrolling in the next semester can sign up at the Coalition for Queens website.
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