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LIC residents launch hyperlocal site called ‘Tenant King’

July 23, By Michael Florio There is a new way for Long Island City residents to meet their neighbors. Tenant King, a website that launched earlier this year, provides residents with the opportunity to connect online with fellow tenants/property owners through a private network of verified users. The website, co-founded by three LIC residents, allows […]

G train service shuts down in LIC until September

July 21, By Christian Murray The G train will shut down for five weeks between Greenpoint and Long Island City starting Friday. The Court Square and 21st/Jackson Avenue stations in Long Island City and the Greenpoint Avenue station in Brooklyn will be closed from Friday, July 25, at 10:30 p.m. through to Tuesday, Sept. 2, […]

5 Pointz to be completely demolished by October, with wrecking ball coming out in two weeks

By Christian Murray The iconic 5 Pointz graffiti mecca will be completely flattened by the end of October if the developer’s plans pan out. Jerry Wolkoff, who aims to put up two residential towers in its place, said today that the demolition of the building is scheduled to start in about two weeks and should […]

Work of Looney Tunes director to go on display at Museum of Moving Image starting Saturday

July 16, By Michael Florio Meep! Meep! A new exhibit, “What’s Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones,” is opening at the Museum of Moving Image this Saturday, which will pay tribute to the work of the famous animation director who helped put together the popular Looney Tunes series. Jones is credited with perfecting […]

Rockaway Brewing aims to sell beer by the can, but first needs funding

July 15, By Michael Florio A local brewery is calling for community assistance to help it grow. Rockaway Brewing Company, located at 46-01 5th Street, launched a 30-day Kickstarter campaign last month, in hopes of raising $30,000 to purchase a semi-automated canning line. The brewery is looking to buy a machine where it can feed […]

Cafe to open on 11th Street by the end of July

July 14, By Christian Murray A high-end coffee shop is expected to open on the corner of 44th Drive and 11th Street by the end of the month. The café, to be called The Mill, will be owned by Chip Brian and Mike Daddio who own several construction/design businesses that are located inside the 44-16 […]

Burglar left LIC Bar empty handed after discovering worker, while residents just walk by ransacked Manducatis Rustica

July 11, By Christian Murray Brian Porter, the owner of LIC Bar, is very fortunate that his cleaner likes to work the early shift—around the same time that the perpetrator of a number of Vernon Blvd burglaries likes to ply his trade. The suspect who broke into Porter’s bar on July 4 was inside the […]

Three bars/restaurants broken into on Vernon Blvd, police release suspect’s image

July 10, By Christian Murray A burglar has broken into a number of bars and restaurant along Vernon Boulevard in the past month taking off with cash and electronics. Captain Brian Hennessy, the commanding officer at the 108 Police Precinct, said that three establishments had been broken into overnight in the past month—namely Manducatis Rustica, […]

Greenmarket returns to Vernon Blvd on Saturday

July 10, By Christian Murray The GrowNYC Youthmarket located at the corner of 48th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard will be up and running for the season starting this Saturday. The market, run by teenagers, will be open every Saturday through Nov. 22, from 10 am to 2 pm. The market will offer the same fruits […]

DOT finally makes 5th Street one-way

July 10, By Christian Murray It has taken a lot of prodding—but the Department of Transportation has finally converted 5th Street (btw. 46th Road and 50th Ave.) into a one-way, south bound street. Two DOT crews worked all day yesterday changing the signs and the job was done by 5:30 pm. Community Board 2, particularly […]

Van Bramer allocates additional budget money to clean Long Island City/Dutch Kills streets

July 9, By Christian Murray The city is going to be hiring more workers to clean the streets of Long Island City. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who recruited the services of a non-profit group last year to clean a large section of Hunters Point, has allocated funds from the latest city budget to expand the […]

Live at the Gantries, a popular summer concert series, kicks off tomorrow

July 7, By Michael Florio Live at the Gantries, a music performance series that takes place at Gantry Plaza State Park each summer, kicks off Tuesday at 7 pm with a performance by Mundo Clave, a Latin/Cuban band. Live at the Gantries will run for a six consecutive Tuesdays (from July 8 through Aug. 12 […]

Precinct steps up traffic enforcement, drunk-drivers and speedsters targeted

July 3, By Christian Murray The 108 Police Precinct has stepped up traffic enforcement this year, with the number of DWI arrests and tickets written for speeding up significantly from 2013. Captain Brian Hennessy, Commanding officer of the 108 Precinct, said that the precinct had made 86 DWI arrests for the year through June 29, […]