5Pointz artists share their ‘whitewash’ experience through work in LIC exhibit


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos by Orestes Gonzalez

A group of 5Pointz artists have put their emotions and experiences on canvas, reflecting the day they found their graffiti mecca hidden behind white paint.

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Long Island City lights up for the holidays


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Photo courtesy of Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer's Office

The Long Island City community came together to welcome the holidays and make the season bright. Over 100 residents young and old gathered with local elected officials and community leaders on Tuesday night to celebrate the holidays by lighting festive snowflakes along Vernon Boulevard. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer worked together with JetBlue to a secure […]

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Community celebrates LIC FLEA & FOOD announcement


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Get ready, LIC. With just a month to go, organizers, Long Island City elected officials, Borough President Helen Marshall, community members and some vendors gathered to celebrate the announcement of LIC FLEA & FOOD. On Tuesday, Joshua Schneps LIC FLEA & FOOD president, introduced the community to what LIC FLEA & FOOD has to offer: […]

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Change name of Long Island City to LIC, say officials, business leaders


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In order to separate from the confusion of being mistaken with Long Island, officials and business leaders are looking to change the name of Long Island City to the “hip” abbreviation “LIC.” After meeting with travel agents from around the world to introduce them to New York, Rob MacKay of the Queens Tourism Council, frequently […]

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Amendment to bring sidewalk cafes back to LIC


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Photo courtesy of the Department of Consumer Affairs

Once hampered by noise complaints and numerous tickets, Manducatis Rustica owner Gianna Cerbone-Teoli is looking forward to resurrecting her Vernon Boulevard establishment’s sidewalk café. “I’m ecstatic about it,” said Cerbone-Teoli. “It’s really nice to see people sitting outside on the street and it brings more people to the area.” Presented at a community meeting by […]

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Federal agencies aid LIC small businesses


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Dozens of small business owners brought to the end of their ropes by Superstorm Sandy received a helping hand in Long Island City. “You’re overwhelmed by losing your business and then you have to fill out paperwork on top of it,” said Gianna Cerbone-Teoli, owner of Manducatis Rustica Restaurant. “One guy said it would be […]

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Awards, networking at LIC Partnership breakfast


| sLieberman@queenscourier.com

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The Long Island City Partnership hosted its annual Business Improvement District (BID) meeting last week, and over breakfast, attendees networked and discussed the betterment of the flourishing neighborhood. Keynote speaker George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company Inc., stated the importance of New York’s hospitality industry, calling New York the nation’s premier port of entry. […]

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2011 Top Women in Business Honorees


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This year’s Top Women in Business event is honoring forty women and one “best man.” These are this year’s honorees. (Click here to see the photo gallery of the honorees.) ‘Woman of the Year’ Tai Hernandez Fox 5 Tai Hernandez joined Fox 5 in 2010. A Brooklyn native, Hernandez began her career in journalism as […]

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2011 Top Women in Business Honorees


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This year’s Top Women in Business event is honoring forty women and one “best man.” These are this year’s honorees. (Click here to see the photo gallery of the honorees.) Alice Cardona Board member Voces Latina, Inc. What’s unique about the service that you provide? I am a networker and have over 20 years’ experience. […]

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Dining divinely


| vschneps@queenscourier.com

Recently, to celebrate my husband Stu’s birthday, we ventured into Manhattan to dine at his two favorite French restaurants, La Grenouille and Café Boulud – and continuous favorite, Fabio Piccolo Fiore. For decades La Grenouille has repeatedly been rated in the top 10 restaurants in Manhattan – probably the most competitive market in the world. […]

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