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Real estate firm to open office on Vernon Blvd

August 21, By Christian Murray A Manhattan-based boutique real estate firm is opening an office on Vernon Blvd. Space Market Shop, which specializes in high-end residential properties, has signed a lease to open at 47-34 Vernon Blvd., next door to Snob Nail Spa. The firm, which has about 25 agents, is expected to open its […]

City council looks to put gun offenders on public registry– like sex offenders

August 20, By Michael Florio Individuals busted for gun offenses will most likely be listed on a public registry- much like sex offenders. The city council is introducing a bill tomorrow–co-sponsored by Costa Constantinides–that aims to combat gun violence by mandating that all gun offenders are listed on an online registry, which the public can […]

Il Mulino alumni open high-end Italian restaurant in LIC

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 at 21-50 44th Drive and serves high-end northern and southern Italian food. It offers all the traditional Italian dishes from pasta to chicken sautéed […]

Secret Theatre–in danger of closing–starts online fundraiser

August 19, By Christian Murray The secret is out. Richard Mazda, the founder of the Secret Theatre, is looking for donations in order to save his theater from closing. Mazda, who operates the off-Broadway theater at 44-02 23rd Street, said his theater company got into a financial hole after the Department of Buildings discovered his […]

LIC Concert Series kicks off today at Gantry Plaza State Park

August 17, By Michael Florio The third annual LIC Concert Series, a five-week free series at Gantry Plaza State Park, is kicking off today. The concert series will run every Sunday through September 14. Each event starts at 5pm. The concert series has grown significantly since its first year—when there was just one concert, consisting […]

LIC Contortionist in quarter final of America’s Got Talent

August 15, By Christian Murray This Long Island City resident has talent. Nina Burri, a contortionist who lives in the LINC building in Court Square, is in the quarter finals of the popular TV show America’s Got Talent. Burri,36, will be performing live at the Radio City Music Hall next Tuesday, August 19, in her […]

Concession stand opens at Gantry Plaza State Park–called the Ice Box

August 14, By Michael Florio The concession stand at Gantry Plaza State Park opened for the season this weekend—with a new operator who is focusing heavily on selling smoothies and juices. The kiosk, called the Ice Box, is being run by COFFEED, the same company that opened LIC Landing at Hunters Point South Park in […]

Station LIC on track to open early September

August 13, By Michael Florio The railroad-themed bar/restaurant that is coming to Hunters Point is on track to open early September. Station LIC, located at 10-37 Jackson Ave, was initially going to open in July but owner Greg Okshteyn decided to push back the date to ensure that he had enough time to train his […]

Cafe/bar coming to Court Square, complete with church pews and chandelier

August 12, By Michael Florio A new neighborhood café and bar is expected to open in the Court Square section of Long Island City this fall. John Veenema, the owner, has taken an old garage space and spent the past year converting it into a café/bar called The Beast Next Door, which will be located […]

Doggie day care center, pizzeria open in Court Square/Queens Plaza area

August 11, By Christian Murray Dog Island City, which announced in April that it was moving from Hunters Point to Court Square, completed its relocation earlier this month. The doggie day care center, which had been located at 5-29 50th Avenue for the past five years, opened its new digs at 27-18 44th Drive on […]

DOE wants school to start at 8:00am, PS/IS 78 parents push back

August 8, By Christian Murray Many parents with children at PS/IS 78 are upset that the Department of Education plans to change the time school starts to 8:00 am The Department of Education notified parents that school will start 40 minutes earlier this fall than it is now—and that school will end at 2:20 pm […]

Community Board 2 makes push for affordable housing, in effort to combat soaring rental prices

August 8, By Christian Murray The cost to rent an apartment in Western Queens has become so pricey that Community Board 2 is calling for the city to offer incentives to developers to build more affordable housing. Community Board 2 Chairman Joe Conley has proposed four sections—scattered among Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City—that the […]

Old-school pizzeria L’inizio opens on Vernon Blvd

August 7, By Christian Murray L’inizio, an old-school pizzeria located at 47-23 Vernon Boulevard, opened today. The owner, Tom Blaze, said that the pizzeria offers simplicity—from a casual, homey atmosphere to food cooked with the freshest of ingredients. Blaze said the pizza is made each day, on site from scratch. All the produce is locally […]