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Sweetleaf and Xi’an Famous Foods About to Open New Locations on Jackson Avenue

March 18, 2019 By Meghan Sackman Two eateries with well-known names are about to open on Jackson Avenue. Sweetleaf, a boutique café which has two locations in Hunters Point, plans to open its latest venue on Jackson Avenue on Thursday, March 21. Meanwhile, Xi’an Famous Foods, the well-known Chinese food chain, will also be opening… Read more »

2/3s of Voters Say Amazon Pulling Out Of LIC Was Bad for New York: Poll

March 18, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan A majority of New Yorkers say that Amazon’s decision to scrap its plans to come to Long Island City was bad for the state, according to a new Sienna College poll of New York State registered voters. Sixty-one percent of respondents would support the deal–including the $3 billion in… Read more »

53-Year-Old Cyclist Struck Dead in Hunters Point This Morning: NYPD

March 14, 2019 By Jon Cronin A Long Island City resident was struck and killed while riding his bicycle in Hunters Point this morning. The cyclist, identified as Robert Spencer of 50th Avenue, was hit by a black sedan at around 7:50 a.m. near the intersection of Borden Avenue and 2nd Street, police said. Spencer… Read more »

PTA and Long Island City Business Community to Come Together for Fundraiser

March 13, 2019 By Jon Cronin Nearly 60 Long Island City businesses will be showcasing their products and services at the Plaxall Gallery March 30 as part of a fundraiser organized by the P.S. /I.S. 78Q PTA. The event, dubbed LIC-CON, aims to provide business owners with a forum to meet residents, many of whom… Read more »

LIC Restaurant Owner Sues Van Bramer Following Heated Exchange Over Amazon HQ2

March 12, 2019 By Christian Murray The owner of a Long Island City barbecue restaurant is suing Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer for defamation stemming from a series of tweets posted by the politician where he alleged the restaurateur had threatened him. Josh Bowen, the owner of John Brown Smokehouse on 44th Drive, is seeking… Read more »

Hunters Point South Buildout Continues With Plans Filed for 2 Towers

March 11, 2019 By Nathaly Pesantez The expansive Hunters Point South project has entered into a new stage, with plans at last filed for two towers at the southern tip of the development more than a year after developers were first selected for the buildout. The towers will be built at 57-28 2nd St. and… Read more »

Elizabeth Warren Unveils Proposal to Break Up ‘Big Tech’ Like Amazon Ahead of Long Island City Appearance

March 8, 2019 By Nathaly Pesantez Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator who announced her 2020 presidential run last month, has released a proposal to break up tech giants like Amazon, Google and Facebook ahead of her scheduled appearance at an organizing event in Long Island City tonight—the neighborhood where Amazon’s now-scrapped campus plans played out…. Read more »

Jackson Heights Man Arrested After Allegedly Groping Same 13-Year-Old Twice on Trains in Long Island City, Manhattan: NYPD

March 8, 2019 Staff Report A Jackson Heights man was arrested yesterday after allegedly fondling the same 13-year-old girl twice on separate occasions while on trains in Queens and Manhattan last month. Walter Polanco, 66, was charged with stalking to the second degree and forcible touching, and is accused of groping the young girl in… Read more »

Long Island City-Based Cosmetics Manufacturer Looks to Consolidate, Expand Facility

March 7, 2019 By Nathaly Pesantez A major cosmetics manufacturer based in Long Island City is eyeing an expansion to its Hunters Point facility in a project meant to consolidate and streamline operations for the decades-old, ever-growing business. Mana Products, a private label manufacturer founded in 1975 and known for making products for “some of… Read more »