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Sage General to install bar, open a Hunters Point bakery

May 17, By Christian Murray
Long Island City, Queens: The owner of a well-established Court Square cafe has some ambitious plans this summer. Leslie Nilsson, the owner of Sage General (24-20 Jackson Ave.), plans to convert her well-established café into more of a bar/restaurant scene.…

LIC Arts Open kicks off this evening

May 15, By Bill Parry
The 3rd annual LIC Arts Open gets underway Wednesday, with its organizers touting the event as an opportunity for local artists to showcase their work. The event, which goes from May 15 through May 19,…

Local wedding venue ranked as a ‘cool’ place to get married

May 13, By Bill Parry
When Buzzfeed, a news and entertainment website that generates 40 million viewers per month, released its list of The 22 Coolest Places in America to Get Married, The Foundry, located at 42-38 9th Street,…

A new boat club forms in LIC

May 13, By Bill Parry
A new Long Island City-based canoe club has formed, founded by a number of past LIC Community Boathouse members. The group—called HarborLAB (LAB stands for Learning Adventure Boating)—was created by Erik Baard, who founded the LIC Boathouse in 2003.…

Cops seek thug who punched a No.7 train rider

A subway rider contacted the police about a horrifying attack he/she witnessed on the No. 7 train last week, and now the police are searching for the assailant. According to police, the incident took place on a Queens bound train on Sunday,…

LIC Bar music director, vocalist for new cable TV series

May 10, By Bill Parry
A Long Island City man, who makes his living booking recording artists for local music venues, has joined their ranks. Gustavo Rodriguez, best known for his work at LIC Bar, is the vocalist on a single called The Poisoned Well  that got picked up as the theme song for the new cable series Maron.…

Update: Police arrest man wanted for carjackings and armed robbery

May 9, By Christian Murray (update: 7pm)
The police have arrested a Long Island City man who allegedly went on a carjacking and armed robbery spree that took place throughout Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City this morning. The police said that Nicholas Almonte,…

Japanese restaurant to open in September

May 9, By Christian Murray
A new Japanese restaurant is expected to open in September at 10-70 Jackson Avenue– where Los Amigos deli used to be located. The restaurant, to be called Hibino LIC, will be run by Sooja Lee and her husband Masaru Fukuda.…

25-year-old to open Peruvian restaurant next week

May 8, By Christian Murray
The new owner is young but he comes with plenty of pedigree. Alejandro Rojas, 25, is opening a restaurant at the corner of 48th Avenue and 11th Street that will offer traditional Peruvian food.…