Gantry LIC, Latest Bar To Come To Vernon Blvd., To Open Friday Night

February 11, By Christian Murray

Gantry LIC, a gastropub that will offer a 1920s vibe, is opening on Vernon Boulevard Friday night, according to co-owner Brian Porter.

The bar/restaurant, located at 47-02 Vernon Boulevard, has been a year in the works but will finally be open to the public at 9pm tomorrow night. …

Court Square Development Boom Continues, 175-Unit Building Planned

Development plans are in gear at a 34,000-square-foot lot across from MoMA PS1, which sold for $43.5 million last year.

Plans were filed with the Department of Buildings Saturday for an 11-story, 175-unit development at 22-12 Jackson Ave. Adam America Real Estate purchased the property from Long Island City-based Plaxall last June.…

Citi Bike to increase annual membership fee next month

February 9, Staff Report

The cost of an annual Citi Bike membership will be going up March 1 from $149 to $155, the company overseeing the program announced Tuesday.

The modest increase comes about six months after Citi Bike introduced the bikes to Long Island City,…

For Local Artists, Little Relief From The Threat Of Displacement

February 8, By Hannah Douglas

In Long Island City’s transformation from a manufacturing mecca to an arts and culture hub, the artists who chiseled and molded the region now appear anxious about what comes next.

Creative organizations and individuals in the area are clinging to the hopes of preserving their work places,…

Paragon Paint Development Hits Roadblock At CB 2

February 5, By Christian Murray

Community Board 2 voted last night against granting the developers of the Paragon Paint building the variance they need to construct a 28-story tower and two other large buildings on Vernon Boulevard.

The developers need a zoning variance in order to build 344 rental apartments over the Paragon Paint factory,…

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