Ramen Shack to open in Long Island City next month

August 29, Hannah Wulkan

Foodies who put the now-famous Ramen Burger on the map a few years ago will now be able to experience the Smorgasburg phenomenon year-round, along with more traditional ramen dishes, at the new Ramen Shack opening in LIC in September.…

10 story, 85 unit development tops out in Dutch Kills

August 25, By Hannah Wulkan

Developers poured the ceremonial final bucket of cement yesterday to complete the concrete structure for the first new high-rise mixed-use residential and retail building in east Long Island City.

The building, located at 37-14 36th Street,…

Court Square Library to be open Saturdays, starting Sept. 10

August 18, By Hannah Wulkan

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer announced today that the Court Square Library will now be open six days per week, adding hours on Saturdays in addition to the standard Monday through Friday hours.

These extra hours are possible thanks to the $43 million in baseline funding for the three city library systems that was added to the city budget this year.…

Operator of LIC Food tours wins $10K, plans to expand business

August 16, By Hannah Wulkan

Local entrepreneur Richard Mumith is expanding his Queens Food Tour business after winning $10,000 in the Queens Economic Development Corporation and Citi Foundation 10th Annual StartUP! Business Plan competition in May.

Mumith won the grant in the best “Community plan” category,…

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