Author Archives: Michael Pantelidis

Despite lawsuits, DOT work, off-ramp still unsafe


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THE COURIER/File photo

A stretch of street – proven unsafe for cars, pedestrians and even storefronts – has “struck” again. Following three crashes in as many months in 2011, another car accident occurred on May 1 at the off-ramp of the Ed Koch-Queensborough Bridge, located on Queens Plaza South near Crescent Street in Long Island City. A taxi […]

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Western Queens will soon be more bike friendly


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Residents will soon have a greener, healthier way to beat the traffic around western Queens. The Department of Parks and Recreation is currently constructing the Queens East River and North Shore Greenway, a 10.6-mile, urban, multi-use trail intended to provide access to the borough’s shoreline and improve commuting options for people beyond motorized vehicles. The […]

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Hollywood in Queens? Kaufman Astoria Studios fighting to expand


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Photo courtesy of Kaufman Astoria Studios

A second take on a review process is preventing Kaufman Astoria Studios from calling “action” on their planned expansion – a project which has already been green-lit once before. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the National Park Service (NPS) to authorize Kaufman’s proposal, which would create New York City’s first outdoor movie studio lot. Kaufman […]

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Piecing together life – one sculpture at a time


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The Courier/Photo by Michael Pantelidis

The meaning of life is a puzzle many have devoted years to piecing together. Pondering the complexities of the universe, the origin of man and our purpose on the planet has perplexed even the world’s greatest thinkers. The best many can do is find some semblance of peace amidst the chaos and unnerving unknown. Chie […]

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LIC to get BID


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The Courier/Photos

Industrial business in LIC may soon be “improving.” The city is progressing with its plan to launch Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), which are formal organizations made up of property owners who are dedicated to promoting business development and improving the quality of life in their area, in four industrial neighborhoods across the five boroughs – […]

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LIC Partnership Night Out


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The Courier/Photo by Michael Pantelidis

LIC Partnership hosted its Neighborhood Night Out event on April 17 at Alewife, located at 5-14 51st Avenue. The annual affair provided LIC businesses with an opportunity to network and mingle – as well as share a beer and a laugh, as attendees followed up cocktails at the local watering hole with a show at […]

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