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Art and food to come together to aid the hungry

April 22, By Bill Parry
A Long Island City restaurant and a local pottery center have joined forces to raise funds to help combat New York City hunger. Manducatis Rustica, the Italian eatery located at 46-33 Vernon Bld., is hosting a fundraiser on April 24th where participants will be asked to donate $25 toward ‘Here’s Life Inner City’,…

Studio Square to light up this summer

April 19, By Bill Parry
Studio Square NYC, the mammoth event and entertainment complex at 35-37 36th St., is gearing up for an afternoon of cigars, whiskey and BBQ. The event, called “Smoke 2013” will offer party goers access to an open bar,…

CBS News takes a close look at LIC

CBS New York sent a reporter to Long Island City recently to review some of the neighborhood’s landmarks, eateries and art venues. Click on the following link to see the video footage.…

More than 100 volunteers to cleanup and groom Gantry state park

April 15, By Bill Parry
Long Island City, NY: Friends of Gantry, a community-based group that helps clean and maintain the waterfront park, will be getting some additional help this weekend when as many as 125 non-member volunteers are expected to turn out to help clean and repair the park.…

Long Island City restaurant seeks the use of its backyard space

April 14, By Bill Parry Dozens of Long Island City restaurants are likely to introduce sidewalk seating next month—when the city changes the zoning code and approves their use. However, Alobar, the critically acclaimed eatery located at 46-42 Vernon Blvd, won’t be among them.…

Bring the biggest trees possible to Shady Park, LIC residents say

April 13, By Bill Parry,
Long Island City, NY: The restoration of storm-damaged Shady Park took a significant step forward when Jet Blue and Warner Bros. recently announced that they had donated a combined total of $10,000 toward its repair.…

Sidewalk cafes likely to be approved by NYC in May

April 11, By Christian Murray
Several Long Island City businesses are likely to start operating sidewalk cafes next month. Sidewalk cafes, in most cases, are currently prohibited in Long Island City by zoning restrictions. However, that restriction is expected to be lifted next month when the New York City Council votes to amend the zoning code and approve their use.…

Long Island City woman sentenced to 13-years for fatal stabbing

April 10, By Christian Murray
A 19-year-old Long Island City woman has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of a man outside the 21st Street-Queensbridge subway station on Christmas Eve in 2009. Cyan Brown,…

Flea & Food Market coming to Long Island City

April 10, By Christian Murray
Hunters Point, NY:
  Yet another outdoor market is planned for Long Island City. This one, to be located on the corner of 5th Street & 46th Ave.,  is a flea market and it is expected to open in June.…

GrowNYC to bring back Long Island City greenmarket

April 9, By Christian Murray
Long Island City, NY:  The greenmarket that was once located at 48th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard is likely to be making a comeback. GrowNYC, which operates 54 farmers markets throughout the city, is expected to have a market up and running in Long Island City by July.…