Hunters Point

LIC welcomes better bus service
West Angy Altamirano 9/12/2013 at 2:05PM

The Astoria and Long Island City waterfront is getting better bus service. Improvements to the Q103 bus line, which runs along Vernon Boulevard between Hunters Point and Astoria, began on Monday, September 9. Instead of 25 runs a day, the Q103 will now have 30. It will run every 15 minutes during the morning rush-hour. [...]

LIC, Hunters Point get $65G to clean up streets
LIC, Hunters Point get $65G to clean up streets
West Angy Altamirano 8/02/2013 at 1:23PM

The streets of Long Island City and Hunters Point are getting cleaner. On July 31, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer announced $65,000 to expand The Doe Fund’s street cleaning initiative to Hunters Point and Long Island City. The streets involved in the program are along Vernon Boulevard from 50th to 45th Avenue, and 11th Street from [...]

Board votes down outdoor seating at Alobar
Board votes down outdoor seating at Alobar
West Angy Altamirano 6/20/2013 at 2:08PM

Alobar customers will now have to spend the summer indoors after a final vote from Community Board 2 (CB2) denied the restaurant the use of its backyard space. The popular restaurant at 46-42 Vernon Boulevard in Hunters Point must adhere to a stipulation of its liquor license prohibiting outdoor seating. Owner Jeff Blath met with [...]

Long Island City, Astoria bike lanes to get makeover
Long Island City, Astoria bike lanes to get makeover
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 6/12/2013 at 3:45PM

Vernon Boulevard’s bike lanes are set to get a makeover this summer to provide extra safety for riders and more space for drivers. According to a plan the Department of Transportation (DOT) presented to Community Board 2 on June 6, the two one-way bike paths on each side of Vernon Boulevard would become a two-way [...]

Outdoor seating still in question at LIC’s Alobar
Outdoor seating still in question at LIC’s Alobar
West Angy Altamirano 5/16/2013 at 9:06AM

It seems Alobar still has to overcome a few more hurdles before getting the chance to use its backyard space this summer. The popular restaurant, located at 46-42 Vernon Boulevard in Hunters Point, has not been allowed to offer customers outdoor seating as a stipulation of its liquor license. Alobar’s owner Jeff Blath met with [...]

LIC’s Alobar petitions for outdoor seating
LIC’s Alobar petitions for outdoor seating
West Angy Altamirano 4/26/2013 at 1:42PM

With summer just around the corner, Alobar in Hunters Point is seeking permission to serve patrons outdoors. The popular restaurant at 46-42 Vernon Boulevard is not allowed to offer its customers backyard seating as a stipulation of its liquor license. Alobar’s owner Jeff Blath said when customers see his outdoor seating area, they often request [...]

Officer from Queens precinct kills child, boyfriend in apparent murder-suicide
Officer from Queens precinct kills child, boyfriend in apparent murder-suicide
Police Angy Altamirano 4/15/2013 at 1:06PM

An off-duty police officer who was recently assigned to a Queens precinct shot her boyfriend and their one-year-old son before killing herself at their home in Brooklyn, according to published reports. The officer, identified as Rosette M. Samuel, 43, had reportedly become part of the police force in September 2000 and was currently working at the 108th Precinct, [...]

Hunters Point residents split on alternate side parking
Hunters Point residents split on alternate side parking
West Angy Altamirano 3/29/2013 at 11:56AM

Hunters Point residents are taking sides when it comes to a proposal for alternate side parking. At a Community Board 2 meeting in January, residents became aware of the Department of Sanitation’s (DOS) proposition for alternate side street parking west of Jackson Avenue between 45th and Borden Avenues due to requests made by some residents [...]

Farmers’ market may return to Hunters Point
Farmers’ market may return to Hunters Point
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 3/19/2013 at 10:41AM

The community has spoken and Hunters Point might be getting its beloved farmers’ market back on weekends. At a meeting of the Hunters Point Civic Association, residents voiced their opinions on important issues, with many shedding light on their desire to bring back the farmers’ market. After one resident volunteered to lead the issue, Down [...]