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5-story building going up on Vernon Blvd

Sept. 16, Staff Report Construction has started on a 5-story, 15-unit residential building on Vernon Boulevard, according to Department of Building records. In the past week, a construction fence has gone up around the periphery of the 49-18 Vernon Blvd property, which is currently a vacant lot door next to Butcher Gourmet Deli. The owner […]

Outdoor flea market to open in Court Square this Saturday

Sept. 16, By Michael Florio A new flea market is opening in Court Square—for two Saturdays this month. The Court Square Flea, an outdoor market, is set to debut this Saturday in the parking lot of the Teamsters Local 808 building at 22-43 Jackson Avenue, across the street from MoMA PS1. More than 30 vendors […]

Bareburger to open on Vernon Blvd

Sept 15, By Christian Murray Bareburger–best known for its exotic patties and organic ingredients—is opening a restaurant in Long Island City, in the location that was once Cranky’s. The restaurant is expected to open at 49-19 Vernon Boulevard in late December and is part of a major expansion the burger chain is currently undergoing, said […]

LIC Flea opens its beer garden for the first time Saturday

Sept. 12, By Christian Murray After several months of planning, the operators of the LIC Flea & Food market will be opening their beer garden for the first time this weekend. Attendees will be able to buy wine and beer at the market for the rest of the season—which is expected to continue through the […]

The first film to be screened at Hunters Point South Park to take place Sept. 20, featuring Julie & Julia

Sept. 11, By Christian Murray The first movie to be screened at Hunters Point South Park will take place later this month, with the presentation of Julie & Julia, a movie that was shot in Long Island City. The movie will be shown outdoors on the oval (by LIC Landing and the ferry) on Saturday, […]

Vernon Blvd Chinese restaurant to close, as owner can’t keep up with rising rent

Sept. 9, By Christian Murray Hunters Point residents are going to find it a whole lot harder to find inexpensive Chinese food. New City Kitchen Express, located at 47-31 Vernon Boulevard, is expected to close within the next two weeks. The restaurant’s lease expired and the business owners did not want to pay the much […]

The Secret Theatre raises $11k, ensuring the show will go on

Sept. 8, By Christian Murray It’s no longer going to be curtains for the Secret Theatre. Last month, Richard Mazda, the founder of the off-off Broadway theater company, started an online fundraiser to keep the doors at his 44-02 23rd Street establishment open—after his organization’s finances were left in tatters after the Department of Building […]

CrossFit Gantry, a LIC gym that focuses on fitness programs, relocates to bigger space

Sept. 7, By Michael Florio CrossFit Gantry is bulking up. The Long Island City-based gym that focuses heavily on the CrossFit training program—which helps participants build strength and endurance– moved into a much bigger space last week to keep pace with its growing membership. The establishment is now located inside a 5,000 square foot facility […]

Applications for Hunters Point South to go out next month, as Community Board 2 gets ready to help applicants

Sept. 5, By Christian Murray The application period for the affordable rental units at Hunters Point South is expected to begin next month and Community Board 2 leaders are in the process of setting up a number of local meetings to guide residents through the application process. The applicants will be aiming to snag one […]

Following wave of hit-and-run deaths in Western Queens, Van Bramer aims to get tough on those who flee

Sept. 4, By Christian Murray In the past year, three pedestrians were run down and killed while crossing the streets of Western Queens. On all three occasions, the driver fled. And on all three occasions, no one has been caught. This was the story behind the death of Luis Bravo, 19, who was killed last […]

Significant pedestrian improvements planned for Court Square/Queens Plaza

Sept. 3, By Christian Murray The Department of Transportation has plans to introduce a number of pedestrian safety changes to several Court Square/Queens Plaza streets. The department is focusing on the area that links Queens Plaza South to 44th Drive—bordered by 28th Street on the east and Crescent Street to the west. The department is […]

Weekend bus service along Vernon Boulevard likely to become permanent

Sept. 2, By Christian Murray The MTA is likely to be offering weekend service on the bus that connects Long Island City with Astoria, via Vernon Blvd., on a permanent basis. The expanded Q 103 service, which continues to operate on a trial basis, is expected to be available on weekends as part of its […]

G Train service returns to Long Island City on Tuesday

August 29, By Michael Florio The G train will resume full service again on Tuesday, September 2, after being closed between Greenpoint and Long Island City for five weeks. The MTA shut down G service at the Greenpoint/Manhattan Ave, 21st/Jackson Avenue and Court Square stations in order to repair the tunnel that links those stations, […]