LIC/ASTORIA JOURNAL: "Variety Boys & Girls Club Looks to Expand!"
Queens Boys and Girls Club

The neighborhood youth center at 21-12 30th Road is planning to expand to a five-story community center, featuring new art and technology labs, basketball and swimming facilities and even a planetarium. The space will be accompanied by a 14-story, 112-unit residential building with retail on the first floor.

Variety’s team will present the plan in a public hearing this Thursday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ravenswood Community Center at 35-40 21 St. The rezoning will ultimately require City Council approval.

The club has served the Astoria and Long Island City communities for 63 years, starting as the “Boys Club” in 1955. In addition to its free after-school program, the largest in western Queens, Variety offers classes in athletics, science, technology, media and more.

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