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Interest in New Rock Climbing Venue Soars to New Heights

March 29, By Bill Parry
Long Island City: The Cliffs at LIC, a rock climbing emporium located at 11-11 44th Drive., is on schedule to open on May 4. Owner Mike Wolfert said, “It’s coming along great.  The walls are going up fast.” In fact,…

Cops try to stamp out subway crime at Long Island City stations

March 27, 2013, By Christian Murray
Purse snatchers and cell phone thieves who target No. 7 train subway riders better be on guard, according to police. The police have stepped up their presence on all subways within Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City following a wave of transit crime in 2012.…

LIC duo duke it out over garbage

March 25, By Bill Parry
Long Island City
: The battle over alternate side of the street parking is getting dirty. Members of the Long Island City group that opposes alternate side of the street parking (for street cleaning) paid a surprise visit to the office of the leading advocate for the measure.…

Restaurant owner puts his money on Dutch Kills resurgence

March 21, 2013, By Bill Parry
The resurgence of the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City has given one entrepreneur the impetus to reopen a restaurant that he closed two years ago. Rocky’s Food, an Indian-Latin restaurant located at 41-23 29th Street (a half block from Queens Plaza North),…

Van Bramer calls for speed cameras and more red light cameras

March 19, By Christian Murray
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is pushing for a new state law that would allow New York City to introduce up to 40 speed cameras in high-risk locations. Van Bramer introduced a resolution before the city council late November,…

Department of Transportation faces heavy criticism following death of pedestrian in LIC

March 15, By Christian Murray Long Island City, NY: The Department of Transportation faced heavy criticism Thursday morning for failing to take preventive measures that might have saved the life of a Woodside teenager who was killed by an out-of-control minivan while walking along the sidewalk on Thomson Avenue on Monday.…

5th Street to become one-way ‘any day now’

March 13, By Christian Murray
Long Island City: The Department of Transportation will be converting 5th Street (between 46th Road and 50th Avenue) into a one-way stretch within the next month. The DOT will be turning 5th Street into a one-way southbound street,…

Sweetleaf merges coffee with cocktails

March 13, By Bill Parry
Long Island City, NY: When Sweetleaf opened its latest operation at 46-15 Center Blvd. two weeks ago, there were many kinks to iron out. This store was different from its other two coffee shops—best known for their espresso bar and baked goods.…