First LIC Citi Bike Station To Launch Tomorrow

August 4, By Jackie Strawbridge

Citi Bike’s expansion into Queens kicks off tomorrow, as the Department of Transportation cuts the ribbon on the first Long Island City station.

Located at Center Boulevard between Borden Avenue and 54th Avenue, this station is one of 12 slated for Long Island City as part of Citi Bike’s expansion into the Borough and other neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Manhattan.…

Pizzeria on Vernon Blvd opens, with back deck coming soon

August 3, By Christian Murray

After eight-months of construction, sLICe, a new pizzeria located at 48-11 Vernon Blvd., opened today.

The pizzeria, which is owned and managed by the same group behind Blend and Blend on the Water, was providing passersby with free slices today.…

Independent pharmacy opens in Hunters Point

August 2, By Michael Florio

An independent pharmacy owned by a husband and wife team opened in Hunters Point Thursday.

Nature’s Prescriptions, a full service pharmacy that also carries a broad range of herbs, holistic and homeopathic remedies, opened at 5-29 50th Avenue after nearly 8 months of construction.…

Bill Aims To Clear Up Court Square Street Confusion

July 31, By Jackie Strawbridge

The streets on either side of the Long Island City Courthouse are slated to be renamed to eliminate confusion.

Both are short streets stretching from either side of the Courthouse to Sunnyside Yards, and both are currently named Court Square.…

Free Shakespeare Comes To Western Queens Parks

July 30, By Jackie Strawbridge

Shakespeare will travel across Western Queens for the next two weeks, courtesy of the Borough-based Hip to Hip Theatre Company.

Starting Friday evening, productions of “The Merchant of Venice” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” will make stops in Sunnyside,…

Literary Festival To Take Over LIC Bar This Weekend

July 30, By Jackie Strawbridge

LIC Bar will serve as the home of the Queens literature world this weekend.

Poets, mystery writers, spoken word artists and more will share their talents inside the bar, in an event presented by the open mic/performance series The Inspired Word.…

Final Funding For Hunters Point Library Announced

July 28, By Jackie Strawbridge

With a total of $33 million secured for the construction of the Hunters Point Community Library, the long-planned project is starting to rise on the Long Island City waterfront.

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer joined community members,…