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Small section of Crescent Street to go from one-way to two-way, as DOT is about to start improvements
Sept. 4, By Christian Murray
The Department of Transportation is expected to start work on a number of safety improvements to several Court Square/Queens Plaza streets next week, according to an agency spokesman. The department will be working on the section of the neighborhood that links Queens Plaza South to 44th Drive—bordered by 28th Street on the east and Crescent Street to the west. …
CBC: Queens Burdened By Dilapidated Subway Stations
Sept. 2, By Jackie Strawbridge
The majority of New York City’s worst-condition subway stations are in Queens, a new report from the Citizens Budget Commission has found. The CBC, a New York finance-oriented nonprofit, released a report Wednesday that examines both the quality of subway stations citywide and the MTA’s system for repairing them.…
Lincoln Center Returns To LIC For Silent Disco
Sept. 1, By Jackie Strawbridge
Three DJs will bring a party straight to dancers’ ears on Thursday, for the return of Lincoln Center’s Silent Disco. Silent Disco is a free, outdoor dance party at Hunters Point South Park. Music will not be blasted through speakers;…
Court Square Planned Parenthood Opens for Patients
Sept. 1, By Jackie Strawbridge
The borough’s first Planned Parenthood healthcare center opened its doors to patients on Tuesday. The 14,000 square-foot facility is located at 21-41 45th Rd. in Court Square. With the opening of this new center,…
Opinion: Our Community Board is Violating State Law
By John O’Reilly, retired attorney and former public official
"You ain't seen nothing yet. B-b-baby, you just ain't seen n-n-nothing yet.” Randy Bachman's lyrics written in 1974 provide a perspective on the emerging tidal wave of development in Sunnyside/Long Island City and the potential decking of the Sunnyside Rail Yards for possible housing and commercial developments.…
7 line extension complete, Hudson Yards station opens Sept. 13
August 28, By Michael Florio
The MTA has announced that it will be opening its highly-anticipated 34th Street/Hudson Yards stop on September 13. The stop is about a mile from the Times Square-42nd Street station and is located at 34th Street and 11th Avenue.…
LIC’s Center Blvd dog run officially opens
August 27, By Christian Murray
Long Island City’s newest dog run officially opened today, with elected officials cutting the ribbon. The dog run, called Gantry Plaza Dog Run, is located between P.S./I.S. 78 and the Queens West Sports Field,…
Man lifts laptops from construction company’s offices, police release video
August 26, By Christian Murray
A man broke into a construction company’s offices earlier this month and stole laptops, according to police. The suspect pried open a roll down gate at the Forte Construction office, located at 24-09 41st Ave,…
Museum of the Moving Image to screen film series tracking the evolution of Hip-Hop
August 26, By Michael Florio
Museum of the Moving Image will be screening a series of films over the next few months that will examine Hip-Hop’s evolution from the streets of 1970s New York to the present day. The film series,…

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LIC’s Center Blvd dog run officially opens
August 27, By Christian Murray
Long Island City’s newest dog run officially opened today, with elected officials cutting the ribbon. The dog run, called Gantry Plaza Dog Run, is located between P.S./I.S. 78 and the Queens West Sports Field,…
Man lifts laptops from construction company’s offices, police release video
August 26, By Christian Murray
A man broke into a construction company’s offices earlier this month and stole laptops, according to police. The suspect pried open a roll down gate at the Forte Construction office, located at 24-09 41st Ave,…
Museum of the Moving Image to screen film series tracking the evolution of Hip-Hop
August 26, By Michael Florio
Museum of the Moving Image will be screening a series of films over the next few months that will examine Hip-Hop’s evolution from the streets of 1970s New York to the present day. The film series,…
New Concert Series Debuts In Hunters Point Next Month
August 26, By Jackie Strawbridge
A new outdoor concert series will bring country, rock, mariachi and more to the Hunters Point waterfront next month. Called “LIC Landing Live,” the series will run on Fridays in September from 6:30 p.m.…
LIC’s small businesses hit with fewer fines in 2015
August 25, By Christian Murray
The amount of money New York City has been collecting in fines from western Queens business owners has dropped significantly in the past year as the City continues to shed its ‘gotcha’ inspection culture.…
Police release sketch of suspect wanted for acid attack
August 23, Staff Report
The police have released a sketch of the suspect believed to have thrown an acid-like substance into the face of a woman on Skillman Avenue Wednesday. The suspect--described as 5' 8", black and about 30 years old--allegedly threw a hazardous liquid into a 59-year-old woman’s face outside 33-02 Skillman Ave.…
Big Block Party scheduled Saturday in Court Square district
August 21, It's In Queens
One of Court Square's largest annual events takes place Saturday: the LIC Block Party. The event, which is being presented by the SculptureCenter and the Purves Street Block Association, will include art, food and street games for all ages.…
Woman gets violent on subway over seat dispute, NYPD says
August 21, By Michael Florio
A woman became enraged and began biting and scratching another passenger for attempting to move her bag and sit down in an empty seat on the subway. The suspect was riding the Manhattan bound F train on August 14th at 9:45 am,…
CUNY Student Housing To Go Up in Hunters Point
August 20, By Jackie Strawbridge
A student and faculty residence will be built in Hunters Point, following a long-awaited land sale, developers announced last week. O’Connor Capital Partners sold property at 47th Avenue and 5th Street to the Graduate Center Foundation Housing Corp.…
EDC: Second Site Under Consideration For LIC Ferry Dock
August 19, By Jackie Strawbridge
The north west corner of Center Boulevard—which hugs Gantry Plaza State Park—is one of two sites being considered for the new ferry dock that will serve as the Long Island City stop for the incoming Astoria-to-Wall Street ferry line,…
See Queens’ Tallest Tower In Detailed Renderings
August 18, By Jackie Strawbridge
An image of Long Island City’s future has come into clearer focus, with detailed images posted online of the massive tower planned to soar over Queens Plaza. This proposed luxury residence would be located at 29-37 41st Ave.,…
elska, formerly known as LIC: Living, to close at the end of Sept.
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ugust 17, By Christian Murray
Elksa, the Hunters Point clothing and home décor store that was formerly known as LIC:living, will be closing at the end of September, according to a e-mail blast written by its proprietors.…
Citi Bike to throw a launch party for LIC residents, as installation nears completion
August 17, By Christian Murray
Citi Bike is throwing a party at Hunters Point South at the end of this month to celebrate its long-awaiting Queens arrival. The event, held in conjunction with the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s office,…
MTA cutting back service on several Queens lines through Sept. 4
August 17, By Michael Florio
Many Queens subway riders can expect slower rush hour commutes over next three weeks. The E, F, M and R subway lines will run less frequently during the morning and evening hours—in order for the MTA to rebuild sections of the express tracks along the Queens Boulevard routes.…
City Contemplates Locating Ferry Dock North of Anable Basin
  August 14, By Jackie Strawbridge
The City is examining the dock site just across Anable Basin from Gantry Plaza State Park, for the Long Island City stop on the incoming Astoria-to-Wall Street ferry line. This ferry line will be one of five slated to open between 2017 and 2018 as part of a City-wide plan announced earlier this year.…
Macy’s to leave Brooklyn studio space for Long Island City, reports Crain’s
August 14, By Michael Florio
Macy’s will make Long Island City the home of its photo studio and set space. The department store recently signed a lease to take over 150,000 square feet in the Factory Building, the 10-story building located at 30-30 47th Ave,…
Seven Citi Bike stations have been installed in LIC, six in past two days
August 13, By Christian Murray
Six Citi Bike stations have been installed in Long Island City in the past two days. Seven of the 12 stations are now ready for use, according to spokeswoman for Citi Bike, with the remaining five expected to be installed by the end of the month.…

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