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LIC Springs! street festival returns to Vernon Boulevard Saturday

May 17, 2024 By Bill Parry Vernon Boulevard will transform into a vibrant playground for children and families with the return of LIC Springs! tomorrow, May 18. The free community street fair, hosted by the Long Island City Partnership (LICP), has previously attracted crowds of up to 10,000. Last year’s 10th-anniversary celebration, which honors the… Read more »

Hundreds of Pro-Palestine supporters rally in Astoria on anniversary of Nakba

May. 16, 2024 By Czarinna Andres May 16, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Hundreds of Pro-Palestine protesters took to the streets of Astoria on Wednesday, May 15, for what is known as Nakba Day.  Nakba, which translates to ‘catastrophe’ in Arabic, refers to the ethnic cleansing and forced expulsion of 700,000 people from what is now… Read more »

Astoria’s 31st Ave Open Street Collective secures more stable future with nonprofit status

May. 15, 2024 By ishkurhan May 15, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan  Initially created with emergency authorization from the city during the pandemic, the 31st Ave Open Street Collective is cementing its status as a permanent fixture in the Astoria community.  After a year-long effort, the organization recently obtained a tax-exempt nonprofit status just as its… Read more »

NYPD confiscates nearly 100 illegal scooters and mopeds in western Queens crackdown: DA

May. 13, 2024 By bparry

[caption id="attachment_74183" align="alignnone" width="700"] Detectives from the Queens DA’s office and the NYPD confiscated nearly a hundred scooters and mopeds during an overnight sweep in five western Queens neighborhoods. Courtesy of DA’s office[/caption]
May 13, 2024 By Bill Parry

Panda Express opens new location in Long Island City

May 13, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Panda Express, a popular American Chinese fast-casual restaurant chain, celebrated the opening of its latest outlet on May 1 in Long Island City. The new restaurant, located at 27-14 Queens Plaza S, offers a variety of fan favorites, including Orange Chicken, Beijing Beef, and Honey Walnut Shrimp. This opening… Read more »

Matted LIC to shut down Vernon Boulevard store after 15 years

May 10, 2024 By Queens Post News Team Matted LIC, a gallery and frame shop that has operated on Vernon Boulevard for 15 years, is set to close its doors at its current location at the end of the month.  The store, which offers custom and readymade framing and a wide range of artisan products… Read more »

Free pet vaccination in LIC hosted by ASPCA and CancerCare team Tuesday

May 10, 2024 By Athena Dawson The ASPCA, in partnership with CancerCare PAW Program, is hosting a free pet vaccination event on Tuesday, May 14th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Long Island City. Queens residents can make an appointment to bring their furry friends to Queensbridge Park, located at 41st Ave.& Vernon Blvd,… Read more »

Op-Ed | Say yes to City of Yes to unlock LIC’s economic potential

May 10, 2024 By Laura Rothrock New York City has undergone significant changes since the 1960s, a transformation vividly evident in Long Island City (LIC).  The neighborhood’s industrial areas are now complemented by a soaring skyline, and our historic landmarked streets and local commercial corridors now lead to an iconic waterfront. This growth and change… Read more »