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Hunters Point CSA looking for new members
April 27, By Michael Florio
Several Hunters Point residents are seeking members to join their Community Supported Agriculture group. The group, which is signing up members through May 2, charges a $548 fee that goes toward a Riverdale farm,…
MTA throws No. 7 train riders a bone, extra trains between 8pm and 10pm on weeknights
April 24, By Christian Murray
The MTA plans to increase service on the No.7 line in December during a limited number of off-peak hours. The MTA said that it has added service in response to the growth or ridership during these off-peak periods.…
Phase 2 of Hunters Point South Park to begin late summer
April 24, By Christian Murray
The construction of the second and final phase of Hunters Point South Park is expected to begin late summer. The expansion of the park, which is expected to take at least three years to complete,…
LIC: 22,500 units are either being constructed or planned
April 22, By Michael Florio
It’s only just begun. More than 22,500 units are either being constructed or are in the planning phase in Long Island City, according to a market report released by the Long Island City Partnership today.…
LIC residents expand hyperlocal site ‘Tenant King’
April 22, By Michael Florio
A site that aims to connect Long Island City residents with one another where they are able to sell goods and inform each other about local events has expanded to cover the entire neighborhood.…
MTA’s long-term solution to No. 7 train overcrowding, two extra trains per hour
April 21, By Christian Murray
Ridership of the No. 7 train at the Vernon-Jackson and Court Square stations continues to surge and the MTA plans to alleviate the problem through the addition of two trains per hour. The MTA is currently working on a new communications system (known as CBTC) that will ultimately add two trains per hour—from 27 to 29 trains during rush hour,…
Hunters Point park movie series kicks off Saturday
April 20, By Michael Florio
Long Island City residents will be able to catch a movie on the big screen at Hunters Point South Park for the first time this year Saturday. The Disney classic "Frozen" will be playing at 8 pm April 25,…
Vernon Blvd restaurant ‘El Ay Si’ for sale
April 19, Staff Report
El Ay Si, the popular restaurant located at 47-38 Vernon Blvd., is on the market yet again. The restaurant, which had been bought last year by Alexandru Menglide and his business partner, is for sale following a disagreement between the two partners.…
Developer gets demolition permits, condo building on track
April 17, By Michael Florio
A small building located at 11-51 47th Avenue is about to be demolished to make way for an 11 story condo complex. An application filed with the Department of Buildings to raze the structure was approved Tuesday.…

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Hunters Point park movie series kicks off Saturday
April 20, By Michael Florio
Long Island City residents will be able to catch a movie on the big screen at Hunters Point South Park for the first time this year Saturday. The Disney classic "Frozen" will be playing at 8 pm April 25,…
Vernon Blvd restaurant ‘El Ay Si’ for sale
April 19, Staff Report
El Ay Si, the popular restaurant located at 47-38 Vernon Blvd., is on the market yet again. The restaurant, which had been bought last year by Alexandru Menglide and his business partner, is for sale following a disagreement between the two partners.…
Developer gets demolition permits, condo building on track
April 17, By Michael Florio
A small building located at 11-51 47th Avenue is about to be demolished to make way for an 11 story condo complex. An application filed with the Department of Buildings to raze the structure was approved Tuesday.…
Children’s hair salon to open in Hunters Point, first in neighborhood–owner says
April 15, By Michael Florio
A new hair salon focused solely on children will soon be opening in Hunters Point. The barbershop/salon, to be aptly called LIC Kids Cuts, will be located at 10-91A Jackson Ave, according to co-owner Larry Santana.…
Hunters Point’s latest dog run to be completed by mid-July, according to officials
April 13, By Christian Murray
The New York State Parks Department is about to start construction on a new dog run located by Center Boulevard--sandwiched between the P.S./I.S. 78Q building and the Queens West Sports Field. Fences were erected about a week ago and construction is about to start shortly.…
Condo units about to go on sale, as completion of Hunters Point development nears
April 12, By Michael Florio
Hunters Point: Twenty three high-end condos are going to hit the market next month. The Corner, a seven-story condominium development located at 47-28 11th Street, will be comprised of one and two bedroom units,…
Massive climbing facility to open, to be LIC’s second climbing venue
April 12, By Michael Florio
Climbing enthusiasts will soon have yet another rock to climb. The popular rock climbing gym, Brooklyn Boulders, is set to open a massive facility in Queensbridge this summer. The facility will be the second major rock climbing venue to be located in Long Island City.…
After much debate, Community Board 2 gives Vernon Blvd gastropub the OK to open until 4 am
April 10, By Christian Murray
The granting of a liquor license for a Hunters Point gastropub was never in doubt but the hours it could operate were far from certain. Brian Porter, the owner of a new establishment called ‘Gantry LIC’,…
Gianaris renews call to end ‘conversion therapy’
April 9, By Michael Florio
In the wake of President Barack Obama’s recent comments condemning "conversion therapy," State Sen. Mike Gianaris has renewed his call to ban the practice in New York. Gianaris, who co-sponsored a bill in 2013 that would ban conversion therapy for minors,…
LIC Flea kicks off its third season on Saturday
By Michael Florio
The LIC Flea and Food market will be returning for its third season this weekend. The flea will open on April 11 and will run every Saturday and Sunday from 10am through 6 pm through October.…
With 8 new appointments, Community Board is more reflective of the district, Van Bramer says
April 8, By Christian Murray
To its many detractors, Community Board 2 was viewed as lacking transparency and a place where younger people felt disenfranchised. However, in recent times that perception has been changing as newer, younger and more diverse members have joined the board and a bigger push has been made to notify the public of meetings and decisions.…
550 riders were trapped in No. 7 train, riders rescued while line was down for 2 hours
April 6, Staff Report
Passengers were trapped inside a stalled No. 7 train under the East River when equipment fell on the electrified third rail at about 8:30 am. The 7 train has been suspended between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square-42nd St.…
Proposed Vernon Blvd bar/restaurant subject to a public hearing concerning liquor license Wednesday
April 6, By Christian Murray
Residents will get the opportunity to express their views about the granting of a liquor license to a bar/restaurant that is expected to open on Vernon Blvd. Gantry LIC, to be located at 47-02 Vernon Blvd.,…
Sushi restaurant on Vernon Blvd. expected to open late May
April 3, By Christian Murray
The new sushi restaurant that is coming to Vernon Blvd is likely to open toward the end of May. The restaurant, which is being called Murasaki, will be located at 46-44 Vernon Blvd between Alobar and Petey’s Burger.…

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