More retail coming to Long Island City waterfront


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy of Winick Realty Group

Leasing for the retail spaces in real estate company TF Cornerstone’s East Coast Development, a mixed-use project of six buildings located on the Long Island City waterfront, has been completed by Winick Realty Group.

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Spring is springing: 6 things to do this Sunday in Long Island City


| michael@warrenlewis.com

LIC things to do

Warren Lewis Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to offer the following tips for explorers considering living in Long Island City.

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Op-ed: No. 7 Train closures can’t close Long Island City


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Each year the residents of western Queens, and Long Island City in particular, wonder anxiously how many weekends the MTA will shut down the No. 7 train. In past years, the MTA did not even provide advance warning, adding insult to injury. All the prior notice in the world, however, cannot ease the pain of the 22 weekend closures we face in 2014.

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Long Island City multi-family: The year in review


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2013 was a groundbreaking market for the Long Island City multi-family market. New developments attracted much of the press, but behind the scenes, private transactions volume grew while prices increased significantly. Long Island City Development 2013 saw multiple deliveries of new multi-family properties and 2014 looks to be similar. Two thousand new units are projected […]

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Long Island City lights up for the holidays


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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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City temporarily closes Long Island City rock climbing facility


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy of Mike Wolfert

One Long Island City business is hanging on a cliff, waiting to get the thumbs up to open shop again. The rock climbing facility, called The Cliffs, was temporarily closed after receiving a vacate order on October 25. The building did not have a valid certificate of occupancy, according to the Department of Buildings (DOB). […]

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Cops: Suspect punches woman in face, tries to rob her in Long Island City


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Sketch courtesy of NYPD

Police are looking for a man who they say tried to rob a woman in Long Island City Sunday. The suspect approached the 47-year-old victim near 44th Drive and 11th Street around 3:45 a.m., punched her in the face and attempted to steal her purse, said cops.  He then fled without the handbag. Minor injuries […]

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Man’s body found in water near Long Island City


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Police are investigating a body discovered in the water near Long Island City Monday night. Authorities found the fully-clothed body of a 30-year-old Asian man submerged in the East River at 44th Drive around 11:45 p.m., said police. Members of the NYPD’s Scuba Team and Harbor Unit retrieved the body from the water. There were […]

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New state-of-the-art school facility opens in Long Island City


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THE COURIER/Photo By Angy Altamirano

The students of Long Island City’s P.S./I.S. 78 will now have a new place to learn and grow. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott met with local elected officials, parents, students and school leaders on September 12 to cut the ribbon on the new, state-of-the-art building, located at 46-08 5th Street, which will house P.S./I.S. 78 and […]

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Hunter’s Point South Park opens in Long Island City


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Talk about a view. Mayor Michael Bloomberg gathered with local elected officials, community members and residents on Wednesday to cut the ribbon on the new 5.5-acre Hunter’s Point South Park located on Center Boulevard in Long Island City. “Opening up more of our city’s waterfront for public enjoyment has been a top priority for this […]

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