Astoria Bank opens today in Court Square

November 30, Staff Report

Astoria Bank opened a branch in Court Square today.

The branch occupies 2,500 square feet of the Vere Building, a 43-unit residential complex located at 26-26 Jackson Avenue.

“With its tremendous amount of recent commercial and residential development,…

Boxing Gym For Kids And Adults Opens On Queens Blvd

November 30, By Michael Florio

Long Island City residents can now break out their inner Rocky.

Supreme Team Boxing, a new neighborhood boxing gym, opened at 34-09 Queens Blvd. earlier this month.

The 1,900-square-foot center offers pro-style boxing and kickboxing classes,…

Mayor Hosts Ground Breaking For Hunters Pt. South Phase II

November 23, By Michael Florio

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined local officials this afternoon to break ground on the second and final phase of the 5,000-unit Hunters Point South project.

The groundbreaking represented the beginning of phase II for the construction of the park as well as the infrastructure for the 3,000 units that will stretch from 54th Avenue through to the Newtown Creek.…

Espresso Bar to open on 50th Avenue

November 23, Staff Report

An espresso bar is opening on 50th Avenue located between Café Henri and Station LIC.

The café, to be located at 10-16 50th Avenue, is expected to open in the first week of December and will be selling items item such a chocolates,…

Van Bramer Considering Bill To Penalize Airbnb Users In Affordable Homes

Novemer 19, By Jackie Strawbridge

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is working on legislation that would penalize New Yorkers who exploit their subsidized apartments for profit on Airbnb, his office announced Thursday.

The announcement follows an LIC Post
report on multiple residents at the affordable Hunters Point South development who were renting out their tax-subsidized homes for as much as $500 per night.…

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