Vernon Boulevard

MTA town hall to address 7 train shutdowns
MTA town hall to address 7 train shutdowns
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 3/26/2014 at 4:39PM

A town hall meeting for locals to decry the last three weekends of No. 7 train suspensions is scheduled for March 27 to go over the details of the service disruption, expected to last for 19 more weekends.

One door closes and another opens
One door closes and another opens
Dining Queens Courier Staff 1/17/2014 at 4:52PM

Woodbines is an absolutely fantastic addition to the Vernon Boulevard corridor in Long Island City. Serving pub-style Irish dishes alongside American favorites, they really showcase a few plates of note—with some pretty solid drinks, as well.

LIC community voices outrage against upcoming No. 7 train suspensions
LIC community voices outrage against upcoming No. 7 train suspensions
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 1/17/2014 at 4:31PM

Long Island City residents and business owners are telling the MTA enough is enough. The No. 7 train will soon be going through another round of suspensions causing it to not run in parts of western Queens and Manhattan for more than a dozen weekends this year, starting in the end of February, according to a notice from the MTA.

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 [...]

LIC’s Laughing Devil Comedy Club to stay
LIC’s Laughing Devil Comedy Club to stay
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 8/21/2013 at 12:17PM

The laughs are here to stay in Long Island City. In July, the owners of The Laughing Devil Comedy Club, located at 47-38 Vernon Boulevard, announced they would put the venue up for sale. After nearly two months of searching for the perfect buyer, Steve Hofstetter, co-owner, decided to buy out his partner, Jacob Morvay. [...]

LIC’s Laughing Devil Comedy Club up for sale
LIC’s Laughing Devil Comedy Club up for sale
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 7/09/2013 at 11:47AM

It looks like the laughs might be coming to an end. The owners of The Laughing Devil Comedy Club, located at 47-38 Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, have announced the venue will be put up for sale. “It has been successful to date, but my business partner, Steve, moved out to [Los Angeles] for [...]

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 [...]