9th Annual Taste of LIC offers items from over 50 local restaurants


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Photos by Dominick Totino Photography

Foodies made their way to the Long Island City waterfront to a get a taste of what the popular western Queens neighborhood has to offer.

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Sunnyside to get two new public plazas


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Photo by Artie Weiner

Sunnyside will soon have two new public spaces that residents can enjoy during the summer.

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Probe continues into fatal Astoria crash as loved ones mourn victims


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Police are continuing the investigation into an accident that killed four friends after their car plunged into an Astoria creek and as one politician calls for a review of safety measures on the roads leading to the water.

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DOT to install traffic safety features at fatal Woodside intersection


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The Department of Transportation announced it will be implementing traffic safety improvements beginning this month on Northern Boulevard and 61st Street, where 8-year-old Noshat was fatally struck.

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MTA to continue 7 train suspensions despite LIC’s pleas


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

After listening to numerous complaints recent No. 7 train suspensions have caused, the MTA has told Long Island City – we’re sorry but the work must go on.

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Kaufman Arts District is first of its kind in Queens


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The western Queens neighborhood gathered on Friday to celebrate the announcement of the designation of the Kaufman Arts District, the first of its kind in the borough.

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MTA town hall to address 7 train shutdowns


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

A town hall meeting for locals to decry the last three weekends of No. 7 train suspensions is scheduled for March 27 to go over the details of the service disruption, expected to last for 19 more weekends.

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LIC demands better communication over G train suspensions


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The Long Island City community is concerned a new string of subway shutdowns will bring more problems to residents and business owners.

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Local leaders, advocates call for public’s help to find fatal LIC hit-and-run driver


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

The Long Island City community is asking for the public’s help in finding the driver who fled the scene after fatally hitting a 64-year-old man on Northern Boulevard last Friday.

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LIC community struggles with first weekend of No. 7 train suspensions


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

All of Long Island City felt the pinch this past weekend as the community endured the first of more than a dozen weekends of No. 7 train suspensions.

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Astoria pol calls for potholes to be filled within 5 days or less


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Councilmember Costa Constantinides recently announced he had introduced a bill into the City Council that would require potholes to be filled within five days or less.

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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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DOE withdraws co-location plans


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From the 49 co-location proposals released last year for schools all around the city, the Department of Education (DOE) has announced it will be withdrawing nine and revising one

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