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Plans Filed for 10-Story Building at Site of Thomson Avenue Auto Shop

Sept. 24, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez A developer has plans to build a 10-story mixed-use development at what is currently the site of a longtime auto shop in Court Square. The building, eyed for 27-19 Thomson Ave., would rise to 116 feet and span 28,051 square feet, city filings show. A total of 30 units… Read more »

108th Precinct to Roll Out Neighborhood Policing Program Next Month, Info Session Planned Oct. 1

Sept. 24, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez The 108th Precinct, covering Long Island City, Sunnyside, and parts of Woodside and Maspeth, will soon be launching a new program that focuses on neighborhood policing, with a community meet-and-greet planned to mark the roll out. The program, under the NYPD’s Neighborhood Policing Plan, will divide the precinct into… Read more »

Participatory Budgeting Enters Fifth Year in District 26, Help Decide How to Spend $1 Million on Area Projects

Sept. 18, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez Participatory budgeting is kicking off again in District 26, where area residents can pitch ideas and vote on how to spend $1 million on capital projects, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer announced yesterday. The months-long event, now in its fifth year within the district that covers Long Island City,… Read more »

Shannon Pot Moves to New LIC Location, Aiming for Mid-October Opening

Sept. 14, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez The Shannon Pot, the longtime Long Island City bar forced to relocate twice due to development, is settling into another location in the neighborhood and looking to open its doors this fall. The bar and grill has moved to 10-50 44th Dr., the former site of the East River… Read more »

Civic Group to Rally for Public Space in Court Square

Sept. 13, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez A local civic group will be holding a rally in Court Square next week to demand more public space as a result of the city’s plan to transfer air rights to a Long Island City developer. The rally, organized by the Court Square Civic Association, centers on the city-owned… Read more »