Developers partially removed historically significant Elks Lodge facade in LIC this morning
Photo courtesy of Pat Irwin

Residents in Long Island City who have been trying to landmark the historic Elks Lodge on 44th Drive spotted construction workers and scaffolding set up outside of the building this morning. A petition was recently created to save the space, located at 21-42 44th Dr., from demolition. According to plans filed with the Department of Buildings […]

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Long Island City community fights to save historic Elks Lodge from demolition
Photo via Facebook/Greater Astoria Historical Society

A former Elks Lodge in Long Island City is slated for demolition and a group of neighborhood residents are trying to preserve the decades-old building for community use. Amadeo Plaza, the president and founder of the newly-formed Court Square Civic Association, recently created a petition calling on Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer to oppose the demolition plan […]

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Man wakes up from nap on 7 train to find his belongings have been stolen
Photo courtesy of NYPD

A quiet nap on an early morning 7 train turned into a nightmare for one straphanger who woke up at the Court Square stop in Long Island City only to discover that his personal possessions were gone. According to police, the 28-year-old victim entered the 90th Street-Elmhurst Avenue station at about 4:40 a.m. on Feb. 21 […]

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New 600-seat elementary school coming to Hunters Point South in LIC
Photo courtesy of NYC EDC

Fulfilling a wish among local parents, a new elementary school will rise at the Hunters Point South development during the second phase of the Long Island City project. The school, one of three to be built in the neighborhood, will cost $60 million and will be located at the intersection of 57th Avenue and Center […]

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LIC taxi garage to become 11-story condo building
Photo via Google Maps

A taxi garage on Jackson Avenue in Long Island City will become yet another residential building in the quickly developing neighborhood. Plans were filed last Saturday for an 11-story, 175-unit condo building at 22-12 Jackson Ave. Adam America acquired the land last June for $43.5 million from plastics manufacturer Plaxell, according to The Real Deal. […]

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