Vernon Boulevard

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Who gifts sound system to Sandy-struck venue
The Who gifts sound system to Sandy-struck venue
Arts & Music Alexa Altman 1/15/2013 at 4:16PM

When an LIC music venue’s set was cut short by Sandy, it didn’t expect the sound to be turned back on by a group of rock legends. Music icons The Who gifted the besieged LIC Bar with a brand new sound system after the Vernon Boulevard favorite was inundated by seven feet of water, wiping [...]

Cuba comes to LIC with Madera
Cuba comes to LIC with Madera
Dining Joanna M. Adduci 1/11/2013 at 3:29PM

A sincere passion for food is the driving force at Madera in Long Island City. Staying true to her family’s Cuban roots, owner Miriam Porto has established a significant customer base through her genuine appreciation of her culture, culinary roots and an eye for detail.  Each dish at Madera is carefully designed and created for [...]

Brooklyn Cupcake makes a new home in Long Island City
Brooklyn Cupcake makes a new home in Long Island City
Dining Alexa Altman 1/07/2013 at 1:45PM

The fluorescent Pepsi sign brought Brooklyn Cupcake owner Carmen Rodriguez to Long Island City. Years ago, when the neighborhood was still in its early days of development, she journeyed to find the iconic neon insignia and stumbled upon Long Island City, instantly forming a bond with the unique sector of the city. After catering several weddings [...]

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. [...]

Alobar opens in Long Island City
Alobar opens in Long Island City
Dining Steve Mosco 1/06/2012 at 10:37AM

Good food takes time. Great food takes a lot of time. Excellent food takes about six months. Alobar opened on Vernon Boulevard after months of the usual batch of roadblocks faced by new restaurants in every corner of the city. During that tenuous time, residents would regularly peek in and examine the fully decorated space [...]