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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Long Island City multi-family: The year in review


| sweiner@gmipny.com

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


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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 arrested for allegedly raping woman at knifepoint inside Long Island City home


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

A man has been arrested for raping a woman after breaking into her Long Island City home and the suspect is no stranger, according to police and published reports. Andres Santana, 30, entered the 22-year-old victim’s room around 3:50 a.m. Wednesday, waking her at knifepoint, and proceeded to rape the woman, said authorities. Her father, […]

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Affordable art space opens in Long Island City


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYC Mayor’s Office’s Flickr

More performing artists will soon call LIC home. On Tuesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg cut the ribbon on Spaceworks LIC, located at 33-02 Skillman Avenue. The new 3,800-square-foot rental location is a pilot site for Spaceworks, a nonprofit organization, and includes three rehearsal rooms for dance and theater, and one music studio. “Arts and culture is […]

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$300G in repairs not made at Long Island City NYCHA center


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photos By Angy Altamirano

Long Island City seniors are waiting for fixes to be made to their senior center, and have been doing so for three years. Funds allocated to fix various problems at the Jacob Riis Settlement House at the Queensbridge Houses have yet to be put to use, and now the community wants answers as to why. […]

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