Author: zgewelb

New mixed-use, mixed-income homes coming to LIC

Oct. 31, 2023 By Ethan Marshall A new mixed-use, mixed-income multifamily project is currently in the works in Long Island City. Referred to as the Jasper Project, this 13-story building is being worked on along 50th Avenue and 5th Street by Domain Companies, LMXD and the Vorea Group. The building is expected to have 499 housing… Read more »

New Apex Technical School facility opens in Long Island City

Oct. 12, 2023 By Nevine Salameh Apex Technical School opened its new facility in Long Island City on Sept. 14, intending to expand and offer its high-level education in construction trades to more.  The new facility is centrally located at 11-05 44th Dr., providing better accessibility to public transportation for commuting students.  The school will… Read more »

LIC: Challenges and opportunities of NYC’s fastest growing neighborhood

Oct. 11, 2023 By Laura Rothrock In recent years, Long Island City (LIC) has been flooded with interest, investment and opportunity.  Iconic signs for Pepsi-Cola and Swingline Bakery harken back to a legacy of industry, which laid the foundation for the Long Island City of today: a rapidly-growing center of arts, culture and commerce easily… Read more »

Bethpage Federal Credit Union holds networking reception in Long Island City

Sept. 29, 2023 By Ethan Marshall As Bethpage Federal Credit Union expands to Queens, a networking reception was held Sept. 28 at the Lost in Paradise Rooftop in Long Island City. This small gathering was meant to act as the company’s introduction to the Queens community. Bethpage Federal Credit Union Assistant Vice President of Community… Read more »

Manhattan and LIC experiencing some of the highest rental inventory growth: report

Sept. 27, 2023 By Ethan Marshall According to a report from StreetEasy, Manhattan is experiencing the largest increase in rental inventory among all the boroughs in New York City. Five of the 10 neighborhoods across the city going through the fastest growth are in Manhattan. Additionally, Long Island City made the list as the lone… Read more »

Op-Ed: Why Long Island City needs to expand its Business Improvement District

Sept. 22, 2023 By Andrew Yuan and Pei Yin Cheong City government can be opaque. It’s sometimes hard to see the direct result of the money we pay for taxes. Not so with the Business Improvement Districts, or BIDs, which are funded by assessments on property owners that vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. You can… Read more »

Very Good Gym gears up for its one-year anniversary in Long Island City

Sept. 20, 2023 By Nevine Salameh Very Good Gym’s second location is extending an invitation to its clients and the public for a lively celebration as the gym is preparing to celebrate its one-year anniversary on Sept. 30. The gym is encouraging families to head to its Long Island City location at 10-14 47th Road… Read more »