11/03/12 2:00pm

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Image source: Seth W. on Flickr

Trying to get around has been crazy this week, with hurricane-related transit issues, and many people have been biking to work. It’s a great time to bring up the topic of bike sharing again, for those of you who wish you could get around on two wheels. Unfortunately, the Citi Bike program, which will bring about 10 bike rental stations to Long Island City, hasn’t gotten up and running yet. Now it is slated to launch in March 2013.

There’s another option in the meantime: renting bikes from your neighbors using Liquid. (more…)

10/10/12 3:00pm

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Last month we mentioned a group looking to create a coworking space in Astoria - such a space would be a welcome resource for freelancers, independent workers, telecommuters, entrepreneurs, and other Western Queens residents who don’t have a traditional workplace.

In the meantime, for those who want the occasional coworking environment, there’s always Loosecubes, the “private global office sharing network.” It’s a website that lets offices list their empty desks so that solo workers can sign up to work there when they’re craving a productive space and some temporary coworkers. (more…)