The Chocolate Factory

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 5/15/2014 at 7:46AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Thursday: Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High near 70. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Thursday night: Cloudy with occasional rain showers. Low 62. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Long Island City lights up for the holidays
Long Island City lights up for the holidays
West Angy Altamirano 12/04/2013 at 4:10PM

The Long Island City community came together to welcome the holidays and make the season bright. Over 100 residents young and old gathered with local elected officials and community leaders on Tuesday night to celebrate the holidays by lighting festive snowflakes along Vernon Boulevard. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer worked together with JetBlue to a secure [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/04/2013 at 7:55AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 53. Winds light and variable. Wednesday night: Cloudy. Low 46. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Someone Once Called Me A Sound Man The Chocolate Factory concludes its Fall 2013 season with Jon Kinzel’s dance piece, which integrates kinetic, auditory and visual elements while also exploring broader [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/13/2013 at 8:33AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 41. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 36 with a windchill as low as 28. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Will Rawls: The Planet-Eaters Will Rawls: The Planet-Eaters, at The Chocolate Factory in Long Island [...]

What to do this weekend in Queens
Arts & Music Mitchell Kirk 1/11/2013 at 6:07PM

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 At 10:30 a.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, located at 22806 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, will be holding an event titled “Young Chefs,” which invites kids to prepare homemade grilled cheese sandwiches and fresh banana split milkshakes. All materials will be included. Space is limited to eight participants and registration is required. Recommended for [...]

Citywide initiative to help cultural nonprofits, art funding
Citywide initiative to help cultural nonprofits, art funding
Arts & Music Alexa Altman 1/08/2013 at 5:23PM

The infamous moniker of “one percent” gained an innovative, positive meaning among the arts community. At MoMA PS1 on Tuesday, January 8, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer announced his support for the One Percent for Culture campaign, a citywide initiative aimed at increasing funding towards art institutions and impressing upon the city the value of cultural [...]

Hundreds dine at the annual Taste of LIC
Hundreds dine at the annual Taste of LIC
Dining Alexa Altman 6/06/2012 at 12:13PM

Dozens of Long Island City restaurants served up specialty snacks and sweet treats at the Taste of LIC. The seventh annual culinary cabaret drew several hundred hungry guests, smacking their chops for a sampling of the neighborhood’s finest fare. Attendees crowded under an enormous white tent at Gantry Plaza State Park for the June 5 [...]

Short-term parking announced in Long Island City
Short-term parking announced in Long Island City
News Steve Mosco 1/30/2012 at 3:38PM

Fed up with commuters using their neighborhood as a parking lot, residents and community leaders of Long Island City banded together with the Department of Transportation, (DOT) and announced the reduction of 12-hour parking meters. The new meter regulation, which accounts for 39 spots where Vernon Boulevard meets Borden Avenue, one block from the No. [...]