Mayor Hosts Ground Breaking For Hunters Pt. South Phase II

November 23, By Michael Florio

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined local officials this afternoon to break ground on the second and final phase of the 5,000-unit Hunters Point South project.

The groundbreaking represented the beginning of phase II for the construction of the park as well as the infrastructure for the 3,000 units that will stretch from 54th Avenue through to the Newtown Creek.…

Espresso Bar to open on 50th Avenue

November 23, Staff Report

An espresso bar is opening on 50th Avenue located between Café Henri and Station LIC.

The café, to be located at 10-16 50th Avenue, is expected to open in the first week of December and will be selling items item such a chocolates,…

Van Bramer Considering Bill To Penalize Airbnb Users In Affordable Homes

Novemer 19, By Jackie Strawbridge

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is working on legislation that would penalize New Yorkers who exploit their subsidized apartments for profit on Airbnb, his office announced Thursday.

The announcement follows an LIC Post
report on multiple residents at the affordable Hunters Point South development who were renting out their tax-subsidized homes for as much as $500 per night.…

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Woodbines gets OK to extend weekday hours to 4 am

November 19, By Christian Murray

A Vernon Blvd. bar will soon be able to remain open until 4 am on weeknights after being given the thumbs up by Community Board 2.

Woodbines, which has been located at 47-10 Vernon Blvd for the past two years,…

Another Japanese Restaurant Coming To Vernon Boulevard

November 18, By Christian Murray

A Japanese restaurant will open on Vernon Boulevard at the location that was previously occupied by El Ay Si.

Sushi Daizen, which will focus on traditional sushi, is expected to open at 47-38 Vernon Blvd.…

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MoMI Announces Family Screenings and Animation Workshops For Holiday Season

November 17, Staff Report

The Museum of the Moving Image has announced a holiday season lineup for families to enjoy in November and December, including screenings, animation workshops and Sesame Street cast members.

On Dec. 13 at 1 p.m., “The Humans of Sesame Street” will bring the cast members of the popular show to a live audience for an afternoon of memories,…