Immigration documentary on Flushing woman to be screened in LIC


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Image courtesy of No Le Digas A Nadie

After years of not speaking out, Angy Rivera is ready to share her story with Queens viewers during the Long Island City screening of the documentary surrounding her life.

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The Cigar Factory in LIC sells for $31.1M


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Modern Spaces

After receiving large interest from investors near and far, one historic Long Island City building recently sold in an all-cash transaction for over $30 million, according to realty company Modern Spaces.

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LIC organization provides free supplies to educators


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

One Long Island City group is changing the lives of educators throughout the city and teaching them that every object — whether it is a poster or an outdated cellphone case — has a second life.

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Pig out at the LIC Flea this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Image via Instagram/@LICFlea

Food vendors at the popular Long Island City market, located at Fifth Street and 46th Avenue, will be offering pork items on their menu both Saturday and Sunday such as pigz wingz from vendor When Pigz Fly and many more.

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First Queens Citi Bike station debuts in LIC


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Motivate, the company that operates Citi Bike, the Department of Transportation and local elected officials and leaders gathered Wednesday afternoon to cut the ribbon on the borough’s first-ever Citi Bike station located on Center Boulevard right on the waterfront.

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Minimalist music makes mark at Noguchi’s Bang on a Can Series this Sunday


| rmackay@queensny.org

Photo courtesy of Florent Ghys

In the early 1900s, a group of American composers started experimenting with the basic formula of rhythm + pitch = music, hoping that simple sounds would produce beautiful outcomes.

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Queens is ground zero for Mayor de Blasio’s plan to create affordable housing


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photographer/Mayoral Photography Office

Queens is at the center of a sweeping plan to create affordable housing unveiled by Mayor Bill de Blasio in his State of the City speech on Tuesday, including a push to create more than 11,000 new homes above the Sunnyside Rail Yard — a project as large as Manhattan’s Stuyvesant Town.

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Mother of Avonte Oquendo invited to President Obama’s State of the Union address


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Senator Charles Schumer's Office

When President Obama delivers his State of the Union speech Tuesday night before a joint session of Congress, Avonte Oquendo’s mother, Vanessa Fontaine, will be watching from the gallery of the House of Representatives as a guest of Sen. Charles Schumer.

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Queens tech meet-up talks Sandy


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THE COURIER/ PHOTO BY ALEXA ALTMAN

Among many affected by Sandy, a common complaint was the lack communication and access to information. Technology insiders gathered in Long Island City on Wednesday, December 19 for the fifth Queens Tech Meet Up. The monthly event brings members of the startup community together to network and share ideas, predominantly centered on technology’s importance during […]

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After a decade in Long Island City, Local Project searches for a new home


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Carolina Penafiel-16

At the edge of Long Island City, where warehouses haunt like rusty fossils of an industrial past, obscured by the elevated subway tracks, street art fights for survival. Encircled in graffiti-wrapped sarcophagi, the low brow legacy of Local Project and 5Pointz await doomsday, untouched by the sterile glass high-rises that erupt from the ground almost […]

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