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Man Steals $1,000 from Court Square TD Bank: NYPD

March 1, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez A man stole $1,000 from the TD Bank in Court Square yesterday after passing a note to the teller demanding money, according to police. The thief went inside the bank at 21-31 46th Ave. just before 11 a.m. on Feb. 28, and slipped the note directly to the employee,… Read more »

Pop-up Cafe Opens On Vernon Boulevard

Feb. 27, 2018 By Christian Murray A pop-up café has opened on Vernon Boulevard in the space occupied by the comedy club The Standing Room. Sage Coffee opened last week at 47-38 Vernon Boulevard and will be operating between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. most days. The owner aims to gain a following and then… Read more »

Man Found Dead at Long Island City Waterfront This Morning: NYPD

Feb. 23, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez A man was found dead by the Long Island City shoreline this morning, according to the NYPD. Police say they responded to a 911 call today at around 10:28 a.m. of an unconscious man by 44th Drive and Vernon Boulevard. The man, unidentified, was unconscious and unresponsive at the… Read more »

Queens Library Will No Longer Offer Plastic Shopping Bags to Customers

Feb. 23, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez All Queens Library locations will stop handing out free plastic bags to its customers as part of an environmentally-friendly initiative announced today. The library system is completely halting production and distribution of all plastic bags, according to spokesperson Elisabeth de Bourbon. All 65 library locations through the borough will… Read more »

Controversial Plan to Send PS78 Kindergarteners to Woodside Scrapped, New School Site Will Be in Court Square

Feb. 22, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez The Department of Education’s highly controversial plan to send some incoming kindergarteners from the crowded PS78 to a school in Woodside has been completely scrapped, with the new school site planned much closer to Hunters Point. The new school site being offered to some incoming kindergarteners will be at… Read more »

New Ferry Route Connecting LIC to Lower East Side Launching This Summer

Feb. 22, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez The city will launch a new ferry route this summer that will connect Long Island City to parts of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The Lower East Side Route, the name of the new line, will have terminal points at the 46th Avenue and Center Boulevard landing at the LIC… Read more »