Paragon Paint Development Hits Roadblock At CB 2

February 5, By Christian Murray

Community Board 2 voted last night against granting the developers of the Paragon Paint building the variance they need to construct a 28-story tower and two other large buildings on Vernon Boulevard.

The developers need a zoning variance in order to build 344 rental apartments over the Paragon Paint factory,…

Mayor Plans Streetcar System Linking Queens and Brooklyn

February 4, By Christian Murray

Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to construct a 16-mile street car system that would service the Brooklyn and Queens communities located along the East River.

The plan, which would cost about $2.5 billion, is expected to be announced during de Blasio’s State of the City Speech tonight.…

Shannon Pot to be bulldozed again

February 3, Staff Report

They just can’t escape Long Island City’s real estate frenzy.

Two years after the Shannon Pot was forced to relocate due to development, plans for an apartment building over its Court Square property were filed with the City.…

Uber Drivers Rally In LIC To Protest Fare Cuts

February 1, By Michael Florio

Hundreds of Uber drivers gathered today in front of the company’s office in Long Island City to protest a recent cut in fares.

Uber, the popular car service app, slashed fares by 15 percent on Friday to combat a post-holiday slow season.…

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