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Stolle café chain hosts grand opening for first US location in LIC

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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Stolle, which first opened as a restaurant in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2002, is hoping that Americans fall in love with their Eastern European version of pie.

Located in the Falchi Building in Long Island City, the bakery signed a 10-year lease in March to set up in a 2,175-square-foot space that also includes a production room. According to Irina Belska, co-owner of the company bringing the Stolle brand to America, each pie is handmade and the bakery never sells pies made the day before.

“It’s totally different from the pies America knows,” Belska said. “We use all fresh ingredients, no preservatives.”

Patrons will have a wide variety of savory pie fillings to choose from, including cabbage, scallion, potato with mushroom, salmon, chicken and rabbit. Sweet pie fillings include strawberry, raspberry, plum and apricot. Stolle bakery sells both whole pies and pies by the slice.

Belska said her company, Bakery Group LLC, chose this location primarily because they had a good relationship with Jamestown LP, the owner of the Falchi building. The company offered a fair price in a good location, she said.

“When we entered into the new market, it’s very important to have a good working relationship with the landlord because it’s a long relationship,” Belska said.

Belska likened the pies to “grandma’s home cooking” and said people looking to watch their figure should not worry about consuming these pies as they are made with fresh, natural ingredients. The pie connoisseur said she eats a pie every day and people would be “shocked” to see how slim she is.

Though the bakery had a soft opening on Aug. 17, they celebrated the grand opening Wednesday afternoon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and sampling of their offerings. Belska said she is eager for people to try these pies and marvel at their beauty.

“We bake with love each day, fresh and no preservatives and all natural,” Belska said. “All this beauty is done by hand and when you will see it in real life, it’s like in a picture.”


Barneys takes space in Long Island City building

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Photo courtesy Scott Bintner/PropertyShark

Luxury chain store Barneys New York has moved part of its visual department into Long Island City.

The department store took a 10,000-square-foot space out of 5-25 46th Ave., a three-story building owned by plastic packaging company Plaxall, The Real Deal reported. The building is also home to the popular LIC Flea & Food.

Space in the 46,000-square-foot building costs about $35 per square foot.

Barneys’ move to LIC reflects the growing interest for office space in the neighborhood, which is mostly known for its massive residential boom.

Many older industrial buildings in LIC have been turned into office space recently, reflecting the interest in the area, which has cheaper rents than Brooklyn and Manhattan but offers transportation to those boroughs.

Today various recognizable office buildings exists throughout the neighborhood, including One Court Square, the Standard Motors Products Building, the Falchi building and The Factory.


National Donut Day is Friday: Here’s where to get freebies

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Photos courtesy of Doughnut Plant

What better way to end the work week than with a complimentary breakfast treat?

National Donut Day, traditionally marked on the first Friday of June, was established in 1938 by the Salvation Army and honors the “donut lassies” who served the baked goods to soldiers during World War I. According to the organization, it was also started as a way to raise funds and bring awareness to the Salvation Army’s social service programs.

On June 5, places made famous for selling the confections are offering giveaways to celebrate. Here are some places around the borough and beyond where you can score a free doughnut and possibly more.

Doughnut Plant

The Manhattan-based Doughnut Plant opened its first Queens location in Long Island City this March inside the Falchi Building at 31-00 47th Ave. To mark National Donut Day, the eatery will be offering complimentary carnival sprinkles mini cake doughnuts with every purchase, while supplies last.

Dunkin’ Donuts

The popular chain is once again participating in the annual festivities by giving customers who purchase any beverage a free doughnut. The offer is good all day on June 5 at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide while supplies last. To find the closest Dunkin’ Donuts  near you, click here.

Krispy Kreme

A Krispy Kreme location may not exist in Queens or in any part of the city with the exception of Penn Station (on the Amtrak level), but for those who work in the area or commute through the Midtown station, be sure to stop by for your free doughnut on Friday. Anyone who comes into a Krispy Kreme can get a free doughnut of any variety  “whether it’s powdered, filled or a hot original glazed.” No purchase is necessary but there is one limit per customer.


For the fifth straight year, Entenmann’s Bakery is partnering with the Salvation Army to celebrate National Donut Day, and will be at Madison Square Park with 40,000 free donuts and coffee. The giveaway will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., while supplies last, at the southwest corner of the park at 23rd Street between Broadway and Madison Avenue. Entenmann’s is also commemorating the day with a new rich frosted sprinkled patriotic donut eight pack, and a National Donut Day Free Donuts for a Year Facebook sweepstakes. The sweepstakes, which is open through July 3, is offering 100 winners a free year-supply of Entenmann’s doughnuts.



Funny food art at LIC’s Falchi Building

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Image © Bill Wurtzel funnyfoodart.com


Visitors to the Falchi Building’s Food Fox in Long Island City only have a few months remaining to enjoy the whimsical creations on display by renowned jazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel. Bill has been making artistic, healthy breakfasts just to amuse his wife, Claire, since they were married in 1961. Their book, “Funny Food,” is in its second printing, and a new book is being published by Rizzoli International. “I only started photographing my food art seven years ago,” explains Bill. “Since then I made about 7,000 dishes.”  We wondered what a typical dinner might look like in the Wurtzel home, and Bill shared, “Our 50th anniversary was a brunch and all guests were invited to make Funny Food.”

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First Queens Doughnut Plant ready for business

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Photos courtesy of Doughnut Plant 

Queens doughnut lovers can now experience a whole new menu of the classic treat from a popular city-based store without having to leave the borough.

Manhattan-based Doughnut Plant opened its first Queens location in Long Island City on Tuesday, complete with doughnut-shaped stools.

The store, which signed a 10-year lease for a 8,500-square-foot space in the Falchi Building at 31-00 47th Ave. last year, will be the second production home for the company, which also has a 4,000-square-foot space in the Lower East Side.

Doughnut Plant is holding off on a grand opening ceremony for the location as the bakery isn’t fully completed, but during its soft opening, patrons can try the full range of menu options at the store, including doughnuts, coffee, tea, milk and juices. The store will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Established in 1994 by Mark Isreal, Doughnut Plant products are now sold at various retailers throughout the city, including at some Shake Shack and Dean and DeLuca locations.

The firm also opened a location in Japan in 2004, and has since expanded to nine spots in the “Land of the Rising Sun,” and one in Seoul, Korea.

Take a look at the Doughnut Plant official website by clicking here see the various flavors and types of doughnuts the company offers.


Workspace provider opening first Queens location in Long Island City

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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Workspace provider Regus has signed a 10-year lease for the Falchi Building, indicating the growing need for office space in the burgeoning neighborhood.

The firm, which provides work stations, services and support to companies, is leasing more than 34,000 square feet of space at the Long Island City office and retail building at 31-00 47th Ave.

Although Regus boasts more than 2,000 locations in 100 countries, its new Long Island City space marks the firm’s first in Queens as the company has realized the potential in the market.

More and more companies are willing to move to trendy and growing areas like Long Island City, which has thousands of residential units coming to the neighborhood in the coming years. Also, as the population increases, there will be a need for more office space, particularity for creative small businesses and start-up tech companies, according to experts.

A variety of other work space providing companies have popped up in Manhattan recently, making more competition for Regus. The entry in Queens also helps Regus expand its footprint.

Regus joins the list of recent companies to move into the Falchi Building, including Doughnut Plant and Russian café Stolle.


Small bites…big flavors

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Bradley Hawks


It’s Friday at the Falchi Building, and that means a bold new menu of ceviche from the team that opened their stand in the Food Box last month.

Mimi and Diego may have been running their lunch counter, Don Tapas, for just a month — and they may have even gotten engaged just two months ago — but their story goes back even further by nearly two and half years.


The lovers met while they were line cooks at William Hallet in Astoria, where they worked the brunch shift together for one and a half years. Turns out poaching eggs is a surefire recipe for success.

Though the two have amicably parted ways with their former employer, they carry with them much of what they learned. In fact, Diego still cooks for Mario Batali at Casa Mono when he isn’t preparing his own dishes. And the owner of William Hallet was even consulted for a tasting of the new tapas dishes. When it comes to the kitchen, it’s an all around love affair.


“Everything we do is made with love,” explains Diego. It’s the kind of love that the customers can taste. Striped bass soaks in a traditional Peruvian salsa creola of cilantro, onions, mandarin and lime. Shrimp and calamari take on ginger, star anise, yuzu and sesame seeds topped with wonton strips in a Japanese-Peruvian fusion known as Nekki. The leftover leche de tigre is just as delicious as the ceviche, so customers are encouraged to shoot the juice when finished.

Next is a plate called pan con tamate — literally bread with tomatoes — the first in a series of what Diego refers to as montadito, or a tapas-sized roll topped with anything. The next baguette is sliced open and stuffed with homemade meatballs, imported manchego and peppers. My personal favorite is loaded with plump slices of mildly spicy chorizo sausage, caramelized onions and piquillo peppers.


The aim of Don Papas is to offer savory morsels, tapas-style, from around the world, and this couple has nailed it. Mimi is from Venezuela, while Diego moved here from Columbia in ’99. The two have gathered a refined collective palate along the way, as well as a respect for fresh, locally sourced goods.

“We use only the highest-quality ingredients, and we love to support local businesses,” explains Mimi. The bread is custom-baked from Rollo Mio in Maspeth, and the meats come from Despaña in Woodside. “We have a passion for bringing people together to try new and amazing things” — things like their tortilla Española, which is a delicate omelet with garlic, onions and potatoes topped with a smear of aioli dulce made from roasted garlic poached in sweet sherry wine.

Everything at Don Tapas is tiny, affordable, and tasty. Now that’s the kind of meal you will want to sink your teeth into.

Don Tapas
Food Box at The Falchi Building
31-00 47th Ave., Long Island City


Popular Mechanics features Queens in ‘best startup cities in America’ list

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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Queens has not only been named the number one destination to visit in the U.S. but, according to one magazine, it’s also among the top places in the country to start a business.

In its February issue, currently on newsstands, Popular Mechanics has selected Queens as one of the “14 best startup cities in America.”

“No disrespect to San Francisco or Brooklyn, but we wanted to identify the next wave of cities building an ecosystem to turn innovators into entrepreneurs,” the magazine’s editors wrote.

Coming in at number 12, Queens was selected for offering lower rents than its outer-borough neighbor to the south, which often overshadows it.

The publication highlights QNS Collective, a co-working space that opened in Astoria in 2013, and nonprofit Coalition for Queens for supporting local tech startups. It also mentions Long Island City’s renovated Falchi Building, home to Coalition for Queens, The Food Box, Lyft’s New York City operations and other businesses with room for more tenants.

The Falchi Building (Image courtesy of Jamestown)

One new business that kicked off in the last year took advantage of the co-working spaces in the area.

Long Island City resident Alex Jae Mitchell founded Audiokite.com nine months ago and a month later launched out of a co-working space in Astoria, Create NY Space. His website offers independent musicians feedback on their songs from the public.

Mitchell, speaking to The Courier last year about why he decided to launch his business in Queens, said cheaper rent was a motivating factor.

“The low rent costs help me put everything I have into my business,” he said.

Other locations on Popular Mechanics’ list include St. Louis, Mo.; Asheville, N.C.; Oakland, Calif.; Portland, Maine; Baltimore, Md.; Holyoke, Mass.; Boulder, Colo.; Reno, Nev.; Des Moines, Iowa; Cleveland, Ohio; Urbana, Ill.; Detroit, Mich.; and Austin, Texas.


Doughnut Plant opening first LIC production facility and shop

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Photos courtesy Doughnut Plant

Manhattan-based Doughnut Plant, which has been gaining popularity throughout the city and in Japan with its new versions of the classic pastry, is coming to Long Island City.

The treat makers signed a 10-year lease for nearly 8,500 square feet on the concourse level of the five-story Falchi Building, which will expand production space for the doughnut makers as they celebrate their 20th year of business, according to a spokeswoman for Jamestown, which owns the building.

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank represented Doughnut Plant in the transaction, while Jamestown was represented by Cushman and Wakefield, Crain’s reported.

“Our goal with the Falchi Building was to create a concourse that features makers that have a front facing retail space with a manufacturing component – the addition of Doughnut Plant was a perfect fit,” said Michael Phillips, president of Jamestown. “We believe this model attracts a diverse mix of tenants from food purveyors to office and tech tenants, embodying the creativity in Long Island City and enhancing the environment of the neighborhood.”


Photo courtesy of Jamestown 

The space will be the second production home for the company, which also has a 4,000-square-foot-space in the Lower East Side, and its first location in Queens.

The new facility will also include a retail component, which will be the third retail store for the company in the city. The retail portion is expected to open in December ahead of the rest of the facility, according to Jeff Magness, the company’s creative director. The production facility is scheduled to open in 2015.

DOughnuts 2

Established in 1994 by Mark Isreal, Doughnut Plant products are now sold at various retailers throughout the city, including at some Shake Shack and Dean and DeLuca locations.

The firm also opened a location in Japan in 2004, and has since expanded to nine spots in the Land of the Rising Sun, and one in Seoul, Korea.

But coming to Queens was part of the plan for a long time.

“Since Mark opened the Donughnut Plant, he has always wanted to be in all five boroughs,” Magness said. “We have been looking for a place to expand production and [Long Island City] was just the right mix. It was the right neighborhood and the space and the price was just right.”


L’Arte del Gelato opening factory, first Queens spot in LIC

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Photo Courtesy of Jamestown

Long Island City is getting a taste of “la dolce vita.”

L’Arte del Gelato, which has three locations in Manhattan, has stationed a cart outside The Food Box located in the Falchi Building at 31-00 47th Ave.

The cart will be serving 12 flavors of gelato on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be offering a buy one, get one free gelato deal every Friday. Nine of the popular flavors will stay the same and three flavors change every Monday.

“I think this is an upcoming area,” said Francesco Realmuto, owner of L’Arte del Gelato, about deciding to open up a spot in Long Island City, the first in Queens. “I think the building is great. There are a lot of people in the area, there is a lot of new construction. I think the next couple of years we’ll see a stronger community.”

L’Arte del Gelato products are made from recipes brought from Sicily, where Realmuto is from, and feature all-natural ingredients found in either local markets or imported from Italy.

“We’re a really authentic product,” said Realmuto, a Ridgewood resident. “We’re a great product.”

The gelato cart will be in front of the Falchi Building as long as weather is permitting, according to Realmuto, and will come back in the spring.

In the next couple of weeks, Realmuto also said he plans on opening a gelato factory inside the Falchi Building. The factory will make gelato to sell to supermarkets such as Dean & DeLuca.

The Food Box is a 2,000-square-foot pop-up artisanal food fair located on the ground floor of the five-story, 657,660-square-foot, multi-tenant and mixed-use building.

Vendors within The Food Box include Karu Café, ReCaFo, Made from Scratch and Mrs. Soupy & Friends.

Last year, Jamestown announced the multi-million dollar repositioning and capital improvement program at the Falchi Building, built in 1920 as a warehouse and distribution facility. This program includes façade and lobby renovations, furniture upgrades, art installations and the introduction of food purveyors, such as L’Arte del Gelato and Artisanal Cheese.

Other Falchi Building tenants include jewelry manufacturers, government and medical offices, and media, technology and engineering companies.



Five stories and one happy ending

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com



One of the most promising new developments in Long Island City is the revitalization of the five-story space known as the Falchi Building, located at 31-00 47th Ave. in Long Island City. Occupying over 600,000 square feet formerly used as a warehouse by the late great Gimbels department store, and named after the famous Brazilian handbag designer, the Falchi Building is not far from the heart of LIC or the nearby student population of LaGuardia Community College. The hope of Jamestown, the developers of the Falchi Building — as well as 1250 Broadway and Chelsea Market in Manhattan — is that the food-focused ground level concourse will serve as a drawing point for the building’s employees, as well as visitors and neighbors from all over the city.

Recently, we stopped by with an empty stomach to sample some of the savory morsels they are currently offering.

Presently, a pop-up food counter called the Food Box is home to a handful of vendors who are serving unique, handmade, gourmet goods on weekdays. Offerings range from a Paraguayan empanada and pastry stand serving pastry pockets filled with seasoned meats and vegetables, alongside guava jam-stuffed cake rolls. A Jamaican barbecue counter serves up piquant plates of jerk chicken and rice, while down the row is a DJ who makes pies in glass jars (called Made from Scratch) and serves chocolate-coated strips of bacon. Creamy cups of cheesecake can be blended with any of an assortment of toppings.

There is even a stand for the Vendy Award-winning Khao Man Gai NY, serving some sweet variations of Thai iced tea, as well as traditional rice and chicken, and now a special brothless version of Tom Yum Noodles.

The rice noodles are generously tossed in a spicy Thai chili mixture, and loaded with slices of fish cake, like little seafood meatballs. The khao man gai itself sounds deceitfully simple, but each tray packs one of the most savory punches around. The jasmine rice soaks up the chicken fat from the poaching liquid, and the dish sings of cilantro and pandan leaves, creating a fascinating umami bouquet.

While the United Nations uses the upper floors for administrative purposes, and the Juice Press readies its space for an opening in the near future down below, Artisanal Premium Cheese is in the process of making the Falchi building its own slice of heaven.

Much of the building is still available for potential occupants, and sun-drenched rooms and hallways fill the loft-like spaces with promising offices and studios ripe for new entrepreneurs. It is an exciting time for Long Island City, and the Falchi Building is a lovely marriage of the old with the new, offering a space for both.

And knowing that we can now enjoy our favorite Thai street foods during the weekdays as well as at the flea, well that’s reason enough alone to pay the Falchi a visit.

For more information on the Falchi and all of its opportunities, visit falchibuilding.com.

Food Box
Falchi Building
37-00 47th Ave., Long Island City
Open weekdays for lunch



Teens graduate from LIC watchmaker program

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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

A group of city high school students is using time to their advantage.

Luxury watch retailer Tourneau recognized seven students, the third group of kids to complete the company’s Watchmaker Program, during a graduation ceremony Thursday at its headquarters within the Falchi Building in Long Island City.

During the eight-week “Art of Watchmaking” program, students are given the opportunity to learn the skills needed to possibly begin a career as professional watchmakers.

The Tourneau Watchmaker Program was started last year by Terry Irby, a third generation watchmaker and Tourneau’s technical director. With more than 600 watches in need of repair coming into the western Queens site, an aging staff and the number of American watchmakers dropping almost 90 percent since the 1950s, Irby was keen to get the younger generation involved in the trade.

“Watchmaking is a skill that most often stays in families, because it takes a long time to learn,” said Irby. “As a kid, I loved it – I couldn’t wait to help my father. Now, my career is about passing those sills on. These students can take what they learn with them and support their families.”

The company has since collaborated with Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day School, which in partnership with Comprehensive Development Inc. (CDI) selects students at the school to take part in the program.

Before entering the program, each student is interviewed by Irby who tests their skill and gets a look at their interest in watchmaking. Once accepted, students learn the history and mechanics of watches, take apart watches, examine every piece and then reassemble watches and clocks.

“What we’re looking for are real opportunities for students to be exposed to the world of work and hopefully learn some skills,” said Margaret Aylward , associate executive director for CDI. “The idea is that at least it hooks them in in a way that keeps them engaged and learning.”

Two Queens students were among the graduates during the June 12 ceremony. Ayushi Pant, 18, who was born in Nepal and about four months ago moved to the United States and now lives in Jamaica, and 19-year-old Frank Kwarteng from Corona, both received diplomas and white lab coats for completing the program.

“I really feel blessed and really happy,” Pant said. “I like taking things apart and putting them back. Patience is one of the most important things of being a watchmaker. I learned how to be patient, how to solve problems and not panic. This is how we’re going to succeed in the end.”

Some of the graduates will take the skills they learned and apply it to their future careers, while others will continue their work with Tourneau being accepted into full-time internships.

“I want to try to continue watchmaking and see how far I could go with it,” Kwarteng said. “It’s the best program. I learned a lot about watches and I never thought I would get into watches like this.”

The next group of students are expected to begin the Watchmaker Program in the fall.



Queens’ Morning Roundup

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morning roundup


Thursday: Abundant sunshine. High 58. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Thursday night: Mainly clear. Low 49. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Cheese & Wine 101 “Hard Hat Series”

Join Artisanal Premium Cheese’s Maître Fromager, Max McCalman, for a two-hour guided tasting of four wines and seven of the world’s finest cheeses. Along the way you’ll learn about the main types of cheese and their range of flavors and textures, as well as general wine pairing guidelines and specific pairing suggestions. The event is at 7 p.m. at the Falchi Building, 31-00 47th Ave., Suite 1205, LIC.  Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

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Nonprofit Local Project, Falchi Building seek artists for site-specific installation piece

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Rendering Courtesy Jamestown Properties

One landmark Long Island City building is calling all artists to come and create.

Nonprofit arts organization Local Project and the Falchi Building, located at 31-00 47th Ave., have come together to look for artists to collaborate on a site-specific installation piece in the 20-by-40 feet glass vitrines of the five-story location.

“I’m super excited. It’s a great opportunity for artists to show their work in a new environment,” said Carolina Peñafiel, founder and director of Local Project.

Artists can submit proposals presenting collaborations in any media and inter-borough groups are welcomed, with at least one of the artists in each proposal from Queens.

“We are definitely looking for artists to collaborate from borough to borough,” Peñafiel said. “We’re pretty open to see what’s out there.”

The temporary or semi-permanent pieces selected to be displayed inside the Falchi Building will investigate the everyday movement through a diverse city and the projects will receive a stipend, according to Jamestown Properties, which owns the building.

The Falchi Building went through a recent lobby renovation and upgrade, which brought a 2,000-square-foot pop-up artisanal food fair, known as The Food Box, to the site.

The deadline for the proposals is March 15 and artists can expect to be notified no later than March 20. An opening reception is scheduled for April 12.

For more information, visit here. Artists can submit their proposals to info@localproject.org.



Food Box opens in LIC building

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Rendering Courtesy of Jamestown

Long Island City residents can now think “outside the box” when it comes to dining.

Inside the Falchi Building is a brand new 2,000-square-foot pop-up artisanal food fair, known as The Food Box.

It is located on the ground floor of the five-story, 657,660-square-foot, multi-tenant, mixed-use building, located at 31-00 47th Avenue.

“The Food Box at Falchi features a curated collection of artisanal foods that caters to the needs of tenants who want a highly amenitized ground floor and creates a place that serves the surrounding community of Long Island City,” said Michael Phillips, COO of real estate investment and management company Jamestown Properties.

There are currently four vendors participating in The Food Box and Jamestown is looking for a fifth. A rotating trial will also be offered to vendors who would like to see what The Food Box has to offer.

One of the vendors includes the 2013 Vendy Awards’ Best Market Vendor, Khao Man Gai NY. This vendor specializes in a Thai chicken and rice dish, with an emphasis on high-quality ingredients.

The other three vendors include ReCaFo, Real Caribbean Food, offering traditional Jamaican cuisine; Jessy’s Pastries selling Peruvian empanadas and sweets, and The Kolache Co., who will offer a modern take on a Czech pastry.

ReCaFo, Jessy’s Pastries and Khao Man Gai participated in the outdoor LIC Flea & Food market this past summer.

Khao Man Gai NY and Jessy’s Pastries can also be found this month on the weekends at the LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market,located in a warehouse next to the former outdoor LIC Flea market at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue.

In October, Jamestown announced the multi-million dollar repositioning and capital improvement program at the Falchi Building, built in 1920 as a warehouse and distribution facility. This program includes façade and lobby renovations, furniture upgrades, art installations and the introduction of food purveyors, L’Arte Del Gelato and Artisanal Cheese.

Other Falchi Building tenants include jewelry manufacturers, government and medical offices, and media, technology and engineering companies.