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No More Rotten ‘Apple’
No More Rotten ‘Apple’
Business Michael Pantelidis 5/03/2012 at 12:09PM

Long Island City’s “Apple Building” – currently eaten to its core – will soon be ripe again. The edifice, located at 30-30 Northern Boulevard and known for the large sign on its roof – left behind by the Apple Red Tag & Label company when it ceased operations in the 1970s – has been mostly [...]

Community Board 2 approves liquor licenses
Community Board 2 approves liquor licenses
Business Michael Pantelidis 5/03/2012 at 11:57AM

Casa Enrique and the M. Wells Dinette inside MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center were both recently approved for liquor licenses by Community Board (CB) 2. The proprietors of the Long Island City establishments made presentations to the board members and community residents during an April 24 meeting, requesting the right to sell liquor inside their [...]

JetBlue sign will grace L.I.C. sky
Business Michael Pantelidis 5/03/2012 at 11:26AM

Following a year of cutting through red tape – and mulling a move to Florida – JetBlue has been given the green light to provide Long Island City with a “sign” that they are here to stay. The City Council voted unanimously on April 30 to approve a zoning amendment allowing companies to construct signs [...]

Food Fight: Bayside biz say food carts hurt
Food Fight: Bayside biz say food carts hurt
Business Melissa Chan 5/03/2012 at 11:02AM

Bayside business owners say mobile food vendors that are popping up in the area and setting up shop near established eateries may be carting revenue away from them. According to Sammy An, owner of Cue Bar on Bell Boulevard, a piggybacking Halal food cart vendor’s 24-hour service has robbed him of income. “I keep seeing [...]

Deal Is Near to Develop Willets Point
Deal Is Near to Develop Willets Point
News Jay Lane 5/03/2012 at 10:30AM

The Bloomberg administration is nearing a deal with the Related Cos. and a real-estate firm controlled by owners of the New York Mets to build a retail and residential development on a gritty swath of Queens near Citi Field, according to people familiar with the matter. But the tentative deal to develop Willets Point isn’t [...]

Grover Cleveland spared: Now the work begins, say teachers
Grover Cleveland spared: Now the work begins, say teachers
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 5/02/2012 at 11:51AM

As dozens of students, faculty, supporters and alumni stepped to the microphone during Grover Cleveland High School’s public hearing last month — determined to have their voices heard — many were resigned to the fact that their shouts would fall on deaf ears. But their raucous rallies were heard loud and clear. Hours before the [...]

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Police searching for bank robbery suspects
Police searching for bank robbery suspects
News Jay Lane 4/27/2012 at 2:06PM

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the following suspect wanted for two armed bank robberies which occurred within the confines of the 112 and 105 Precinct.  Details are as follows:   On Thursday, April 26, 2012, suspect entered both locations listed below, approached the teller, [...]