Massive block party to take over part of Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City this Saturday
Photo courtesy of LIC Springs! Facebook

A block party featuring live performances, food, art activities and more will take place on Long Island City’s Vernon Boulevard on Saturday. The third annual LIC Springs! will be hosted by the LIC Partnership and will shut down 50th Avenue through 46th Avenue to car traffic. From noon to 5 p.m., residents will be treated to performances […]

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LIC Flea & Food Market makes its return this weekend on the Queens waterfront
QNS/File photo

The popular LIC Flea & Food market is set to return to the Long Island City waterfront for its fourth season with more than 80 vintage, artisan and food vendors this April, for what will be the largest market of its kind in Queens. Always a Queens pioneer, LIC Flea & Food will again host […]

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Community leaders weigh in on Brooklyn Queens Connector plan
Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Queens Connector

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans for a streetcar along the East River from Sunset Park to Astoria garnered many opinions from community leaders in the “World’s Borough” from high praise to great concern. QNS reached out to community leaders in Astoria, Long Island City and surrounding areas to ask them to weigh in on this proposal: “The streetcar plan […]

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LIC Partnership launches business survey to gauge future economic improvements
Photo courtesy of Jlwelsh/Flickr

The Long Island City Partnership (LICP), whose mission is to advocate for economic development in the area, on Monday launched a business survey that will be distributed to more than 6,000 businesses. The survey will inform the organization’s comprehensive plan to strengthen Long Island City’s economic, social and physical infrastructure. In light of a major […]

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Massive community-made mural unveiled in LIC
Photos via Department of Transportation's Flickr

The commute to and from work, school and other daily activities for pedestrians and drivers in Long Island City just got more colorful — all with help from the community. Queens artist Mark Salinas, who is the founder of the mural organization 7Train Murals, joined the Long Island City Partnership and the Department of Transportation […]

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