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LIC cabbie crosses RFK Bridge 3,000 times without paying, DA alleges

April 18, By Christian Murray A Long Island City cab driver has been charged for crossing the RFK Bridge more than 3,000 times without paying a dime in tolls. Rodolfo Sanchez, 69, who faces up to seven years in prison, was been able to get around paying the toll by tailgating the vehicle in front […]

MTA unveils Long Island City marketing material

April 17, By Christian Murray “Experience New York City’s Best Kept Secret.” That is the slogan touting Long Island City that is going to be plastered on subway trains and in stations for much of this year, while No. 7 train weekend service is down. It will be part of the public service announcement notifying No. […]

TF Cornerstone starts leasing latest building, rents range from $2,200 to $6,000

April 17, By Christian Murray TF Cornerstone has just begun leasing 46-10 Center Boulevard, its sixth and final luxury building on the Long Island City waterfront, with rents ranging from $2,200 to $6,000 per month. The 26-story tower, which curves around LIC’s famous Pepsi sign, features an array of amenities and outdoor space. The building, […]

Halal cart rolls into Hunters Point, future unknown

April 16, By Christian Murray A bright orange Halal cart set up shop on the sidewalks of Hunters Point this week and it has already drawn the attention of police and one resident. Navid Ahmed, an Afghani immigrant, rolled onto Vernon Blvd Monday and started cooking gyros—as well as lamb over rice. However, by Tuesday, he […]

Stunning 3 Bed/ 3 Bath Unit + 1048 Sq FT Rooftop Terrace

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Woodbines, which took over from Lounge 47, to construct an extension over rear yard space

April 15, By Christian Murray Woodbines, the gastropub that took over the space that was once home to Lounge 47, has plans to expand. Pat Burke, who opened Woodbines last August, said he wants to build an enclosed space that covers the entire rear yard, which was once used as a backyard space by Lounge […]

Two Il Mulino chefs to open LIC Italian restaurant

April 14, By Christian Murray Two long-serving chefs from the upmarket restaurant Il Mulino will be opening an Italian restaurant in Long Island City. The restaurant will be opening at 21-50 44th Drive where Da Gianni’s Ristorante was located, next door to LIC Market. The restaurant, to be called Il Falco, is likely to open […]

July 4th fireworks return to East River

April 14, By Michael Florio Things will be lighting up this 4th of July for residents of Western Queens. Macy’s annual Fourth of July Firework Show will return to the East River this summer, providing a better view for those in Long Island City and parts of Astoria. In 2009 the firework show moved to […]

LIC Flea gets approval to sell wine & beer from Community Board 2

April 12, By Christian Murray The LIC Flea & Food received the green light from Community Board 2 to sell wine and beer at its popular market. The community board approved the LIC Flea & Food’s plan to cordon off a section of its 46th Avenue and 5th Street location for the purposes of selling […]

MTA to provide No. 7 service on weekend of Vernon Blvd. block party, LIC Arts Open

April 11, By Christian Murray The MTA might be listening to Long Island City after all. The agency has agreed to run the No. 7 train on the weekend of May 17-18 after hearing calls from local leaders that the Vernon Boulevard block party (LIC Springs!), the LIC Arts Open, as well as the LICFlea […]

Owners of Shi and Skinny’s Cantina plan to open bakery and Japanese restaurant on Jackson Ave

April 9, By Christian Murray The owners of Shi, the well-known Japanese/Asian restaurant located on Center Boulevard, have plenty of new business ventures on tap. Shih and Skinny Lee plan to open a new dessert shop at 13-11 Jackson Avenue next month—and are also likely to open a Japanese restaurant at 27-26 Jackson Avenue. The dessert shop, […]

NYTimes: Jimmy Van Bramer Is City Council’s Arts Champion

New York Times He played drums as a teenager for the St. Joseph’s Brigade, a Catholic fife, drum and bugle corps. He fondly recalls singing along to his mother’s 45s while he and his seven siblings cleaned their childhood home in Astoria, Queens. (“Top of the World,” by the Carpenters was a favorite.) And as […]

New condo to go up near MoMA PS1

April 7, By Christian Murray The development of Hunters Point continues, with reports that a new condo building is going up adjacent to MoMA PS1, at 11-51 47th Avenue. The property, based on its rendering, will be a 54-unit condo, according to New York YIMBY. The development will be 70,000 square feet and designed by Fogarty […]