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Live at the Gantries Kicks Off Today

July 10, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez An outdoor concert series along the Long Island City waterfront is returning once again this summer. Live at the Gantries, the name of the music series, will begin on July 10 and play every Tuesday at 7 p.m. until August 28 at Gantry Plaza State Park. The eight concerts… Read more »

Plans Underway for Buddhist Community Center on 24th Street

July 9, 2018 By Tara Law Plans are underway to construct a 3-story Buddhist community center in Long Island City, a representative from the organization said Monday. A national Buddhist community organization called Soka Gakkai International-USA intends to construct a 15,000 square foot community center at 40-40 24th St. The new building will include a… Read more »

Six Weeks of Free Kids Programming Begins at LIC Landing Today

July 9, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez A popular series of activities for children is kicking off at LIC Landing today, with six weeks of programming ranging from dance, magic shows, music, and art classes. Summer Kids, the name of the program, features two to three 45-minute events per day spanning Monday through Friday until August… Read more »

Greenmarket Operated by Youth to Open This Weekend in Long Island City

July 6, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez A fresh produce marketplace run by neighborhood youth will be opening this weekend in Long Island City. The Long Island City Youthmarket, as the project is called, will launch on July 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Center Boulevard and 46th Road, and will run every Saturday… Read more »

The Standing Room, Sage Coffee, Close on Vernon Boulevard

July 5, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez A comedy club and cafe sharing one site on Vernon Boulevard closed over the last weekend. The Standing Room and Sage Coffee, both located at 47-38 Vernon Blvd., closed on June 30, with the comedy club sending out a mass message to patrons through e-mail and social media. “We… Read more »