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Foodcellar to open Court Square supermarket

June 10, By Bill Parry
Foodcellar, the Long Island City supermarket, is expected to be opening its second location—this one in the Court Square vicinity. The popular supermarket, which has been in Hunters Point since 2008, is in discussions to open a 24,000sq-foot retail space at Linc LIC at 43-10 Crescent St.…

Parks Dept. to start repairing Shady Park this week

June 10, By Christian Murray
Long Island City, Queens: The Parks Department is expected to start work this week on repairing hurricane-ravaged Andrews Grove/Shady Park. Andrews Grove/Shady Park, a popular park on 49th Ave (btw. 5th Street and Vernon Blvd),…

Community Board 2 rejects 5 Pointz developer’s plans

June 7, By Christian Murray
Long Island City, Queens: The plan to demolish 5 Pointz and replace it with 1,000 apartments was unanimously rejected by Community Board 2 Tuesday night. The vote was focused solely on the size of the proposed building—not on whether the historic graffiti icon would be demolished.…

Queens’ new boom town on display at Taste of LIC

June 5, By Christian Murray
Long Island City, Queens: The Taste of LIC, which took place at Gantry Plaza State Park last night, represented everything about the booming neighborhood: youth, growth and vibrancy. The event drew a record crowd of more than 1,000 eager visitors who filled the park and feasted on the cuisine provided by 50 restaurants.…

Brooklyn man convicted of murder at LIC car service company

A Brooklyn man has been convicted of murder in the slaying of a 62-year-old livery cab driver that occurred during an attempted armed robbery in January 2010 in Long Island City. The defendant and the victim had worked together at the same Long Island City car service.…

Composting program kicks off in Long Island City

June 3, By Christian Murray
Hunters Point residents were able to drop off their food scraps next to the number 7 train station this morning as a new composting program took effect. BIG!Compost, a program of the Astoria-based Build It Green!NYC,…

Children’s boutique opens in Hunters Point

  June 3, By Bill Parry
Long Island City, NY: Hunters Point has its first upscale children’s boutique. Tiny You, which sells children’s clothing and toys, opened Saturday morning at 10-50 Jackson Avenue. Jill Callan, the owner, expects her store to do well since it is the only one in the neighborhood that is dedicated to children’s garments.…

Owner of The Cliffs at LIC says arrest won’t hurt business

June 1, By Bill Parry
Long Island City, Queens: The owner of The Cliffs at LIC does not believe that his recent arrest will affect the success of his facility and is pressing ahead with opening his massive rock climbing complex.…

SquareWines & Spirits revamps before influx of Court Sq residents

May 31, By Bill Parry,
Long Island City, NY: Change is coming to Court Square and one retail business has undergone a transformation to keep pace with it. SquareWine & Spirits, located at 24-20 Jackson Ave., decided to start undergoing a makeover last year as it aims to appeal to the influx of new residents.…

Police seek help in identifying No.7 train pervert

The police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who was observed masturbating on the Queens bound No. 7 train. The suspect was seen masturbating on the No. 7 train by a 64-year-old female on Monday, May 13,…