Here’s your summer frozen treats bucket list for Astoria and Long Island City
Photos: Bridget Kenny/QNS

Any time of year is a good time for ice cream, but in summer, it just feels more right. Eating a frozen treat in autumn simply can’t compare to scooping some gelato out of a paper cup on a breezy summer afternoon. As we wind down these final summer weekends, we realized we were running […]

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Long Island City restaurant owners say lack of parking is hurting business
Photos courtesy of Gianna Cerbone-Tiola

Two chefs who own restaurants on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City claim that the insufficient amount of parking in the area is making it harder for customers and employees to dine and work. Gianna Cerbone-Teoli, owner of popular Italian restaurant Mandicatis Rustica on Vernon Boulevard and 46th Road, said that she tries to offer valet parking […]

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LIC business community: BID expansion ‘a necessity’ for neighborhood growth
THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Members of the Long Island City business community say the proposed plan to expand the existing business improvement district is a necessity in helping the area become more inviting and attractive. The LIC BID, which was created in 2005 and is managed by the LIC Partnership, announced its plan Tuesday to create a new sub-district […]

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5Pointz artists share their ‘whitewash’ experience through work in LIC exhibit
Photos by Orestes Gonzalez

A group of 5Pointz artists have put their emotions and experiences on canvas, reflecting the day they found their graffiti mecca hidden behind white paint. The artists, including 5Pointz curator and CEO Jonathan “Meres One” Cohen, have come together for an exhibition called “Whitewash” at the Jeffrey Leder Gallery, located at 21-37 45th Rd., just […]

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Long Island City lights up for the holidays
Photo courtesy of Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer's Office

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 […]

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