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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.…

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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.…
UPDATED:Assemblywoman Nolan questions MTA deal that makes way for 70 story building, says infrastructure can’t handle it
April 2, By Christian Murray
Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan is calling on the MTA to “rethink” the deal it struck with a development company that paves the way for it to construct a 70 story building in the heart of Queens Plaza.…
Groundbreaking for Hunters Point library next month, expansion of Court Square library almost complete
April 2, By Christian Murray
A groundbreaking is scheduled for the highly-anticipated Hunters Point library on May 16. The event will come just two months after it was announced that the city had generated the funds needed to build the elaborate library.…
Ramen restaurant on Vernon Blvd expected to open May 1
April 1, By Michael Florio
The ramen restaurant that has been under construction at 47-36 Vernon Boulevard in recent months is expected to open May 1. The restaurant, called Tamashii Ramen, is owned by Jhon Cho, who owns and operates a restaurant by the same name at 29-05 Broadway in Astoria.…
Coyote remains on the loose
March 31, By Christian Murray
Long Island City’s infamous coyote remains at large. Yesterday morning a coyote was spotted on the roof of LIC Bar and police and workers spent most of the day trying to rescue it. Brian Porter,…
Gianaris introduces bill to ban state-funded travel to Indiana
March 31, By Christian Murray
State Sen. Mike Gianaris has introduced a bill that would ban state-funded or state-sponsored travel to Indiana. Gianaris’ bill comes in the wake of Indiana’s recently introduced Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The new law provides people with the ability to ignore existing state laws in cases where they are a “substantial burden” on their ability to follow their religious beliefs.…
Man charged for burglarizing nine LIC/Astoria restaurants and stores
March 31, By Christian Murray
The police arrested a Queensbridge man last month who is allegedly responsible for nine break-ins at several well-known restaurants and stores throughout Long Island City and Astoria. Shameek Dunbar, 40, the alleged perpetrator, faces burglary charges after breaking into popular restaurants and eateries such as Petey’s Burger,…
Coyote moves into Hunters Point, gets stuck on roof outside LIC Bar
March 30, By Christian Murray
A coyote has taken up residence in Long Island City and has been stuck on the roof of LIC Bar all day. The tenants who live above LIC Bar discovered the wild animal this morning when they saw it from their back window,…
The Clock Tower, once a giant, now the little guy
March 30, By Michael Florio
It was once a giant—now it is about to be dwarfed. The iconic Clock Tower, a 14-story building that was once the tallest structure in Queens, is about to be overshadowed by a 70 story tower that is expected to be built right beside it.…
Plans for Queens’ tallest building move forward as MTA to sell air rights to developer
March 27, By Michael Florio
When a developer put forward the ambitious proposal to build a 70 story apartment tower in Queens Plaza earlier this month, many pundits said it could not be done—since the site was zoned for just 38 stories.…

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    • New sushi restaurant to open on Vernon
      October 31, 2014
      Oct. 31, Staff Report
      A new sushi restaurant is opening on Vernon Blvd. The restaurant will be located at 46-44 Vernon Blvd between Alobar and  Petey's Burger. The establishment
    • Il Mulino alumni open high-end Italian restaurant in LIC
      August 20, 2014
      August 20, By Christian Murray
      Two long-serving chefs from the up-market Manhattan restaurant Il Mulino opened an Italian restaurant in Long Island City last week. The restaurant, called Il Falco, opened
    • Upscale cafe/bar opens at Gantry Park Landing complex
      September 28, 2014
      Sept. 28, By Christian Murray
      Beans, Grapes and Leaves—an upscale coffee, tea and wine bar—opened Wednesday on the ground floor of the newly developed Gantry Park Landing complex at 2-14 50th Avenue.
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