LIC welcomes new dog run at Gantry Plaza State Park


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer's office

The Long Island City community came together Thursday morning to officially open a new dog run at Gantry Plaza State Park — filled with amenities that will make any pooch and its owner enjoy their time at the park even more.

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A sweet weekend at the LIC Flea


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of LIC Flea & Food

Two sweet vendors came out on top this past weekend in Long Island City as they proved to be the favorites at the LIC Flea & Food Sweets Festival.

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Immigration documentary on Flushing woman to be screened in LIC


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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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Elmhurst man sentenced for fatal stabbing of wife


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The Elmhurst man who stabbed his wife to death in 2014 and went on with his day, after faking her suicide note, has been sentenced to serve 18 years in prison, prosecutors announced.

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New program to restore rent-regulated apartments to buildings in western Queens


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Images courtesy of state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's office

A group of state and city officials are getting together to crack down on landlords throughout the five boroughs — including a handful in western Queens — they say could be breaking the law.

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Kaufman Arts District’s first luxury condominium hits market


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Image courtesy of Modern Spaces

A luxury condominium — the first of its kind in the newly designated Kaufman Arts District —has hit the market and seen instant success in just one week.

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Museum of the Moving Image screens documentaries on hip-hop


| rmackay@queensny.org

Photo courtesy of CNN Films

On Thursday, the Museum of the Moving Image kicks off Made You Look: Documenting the Art, History, Power and Politics of Hip-Hop Culture, a series of documentaries that examine this distinctly American genre from its origins to its current worldwide influence.

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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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Queens West Kiwanis clubs donate to Project Eliminate


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photos courtesy JP DiTroia

The 17 clubs of the Kiwanis Queens West Division have helped raise $47,000 for the Kiwanis International’s Project Eliminate, which fights to end maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) around the world.

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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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The Queen’s Cartoonists bring swing-era music, written for classic cartoons, to listeners


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Photos by Irina Fateycheva

A new band made up of Astoria and Jackson Heights residents is bringing a fresh, yet vintage, sound to the ears of audiences throughout the city.

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City opens new homeless shelter at former East Elmhurst hotel


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Starting Monday, homeless families with children will begin to move into a new shelter which has opened at the former site of the Clarion Hotel, located at 94-00 Ditmars Blvd. in East Elmhurst.

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