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Artisanal food vendors move into Falchi Building’s ‘Food Box’

Nov. 15, By Christian Murray
The first steps toward creating a Long Island City food market near Queens Boulevard took place last Monday. Four independent artisanal food makers moved into the ground floor of the Falchi Building on 47th Ave.…

Upscale cafe to open at Hunters Point South Park

Nov. 14, By Christian Murray
The owners of a popular Long Island City cafe will be opening a waterfront concession in Hunters Point South Park in January. The new establishment will be called ‘LIC Landing by Coffeed’ and will be operated by the same eco-friendly team that owns Coffeed at 37-18 Northern Blvd.…

Building Dept. closes Cliffs at LIC, leaves owner hanging

Nov. 13, By Christian Murray
It’s almost enough to push him over the edge. The owner of the Cliffs at LIC, a gigantic indoor rock-climbing center located on 44th Drive, was ordered by the Department of Buildings to close down his premises on October 25 after claiming that he did not have a valid certificate of occupancy.…

Judge deals blow to artists, as struggle to save building dims

Nov. 12, By Christian Murray
The 5 Pointz artists were dealt a severe blow today when a Federal Court Judge ruled against them, virtually condemning the building to the wrecking ball. Judge Frederic Block denied the artists a preliminary injunction,…

Wine & beer bar set to open in Dutch Kills

Nov. 12, By Christian Murray
A new wine & craft beer bar–tucked inside a 1920s Dutch Kills building– is expected to open next week. The bar, called The Baroness, is located across the street from the Crescent Club rental complex– at 41-26 Crescent Street.…

M. Wells to open for friends tonight, public on Thursday

Nov. 12, By Christian Murray
M. Wells, the acclaimed Long Island City restaurant that closed in the summer of 2011, will be opening its steakhouse this evening. Sarah Obraitis, who owns the restaurant with her husband Hugue Dufour, said that the restaurant will be open to friends and associates tonight and Wednesday.…

Battle for 5 Pointz far from over, artists claim

Nov. 11, By Christian Murray
The battle to save the 5 Pointz graffiti Mecca is not over, according to the artists. These fighting words come just days after a federal court judge said he was doubtful that a lawsuit filed by the 5 Pointz artists to save the building would prevent the building from being demolished.…

Guerilla farmers will soon be allowed to put down roots in LIC

Nov. 9, By Christian Murray,
A group of guerrilla farmers who illegally started a garden on an abandoned Long Island City lot will soon get the recognition they have long sought. The group put down a garden on an industrial site,…

Holiday market to open in Hunters Point

Nov. 8, By Christian Murray
A temporary indoor market is opening in Hunters Point next month to cater to Christmas/Holiday shoppers. The market—-which is being organized by the Queens Courier–will be called the LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market and will be making its debut three weeks before Christmas.…

Peruvian restaurant to finally open on 11th Street this month

Nov. 6, By Christian Murray (update)
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.…