Free paddling and kayaking from Hallets Cove in Queens is happening on Memorial Day

See the city from a completely different angle. Everybody is invited to go kayaking or canoeing for free on Memorial Day, May 30. Flotillas will be departing from Socrates Sculpture Park Beach into Hallets Cove in Astoria  from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will be able to paddle near the East River and explore […]

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Get 23 beer deals for $25 at The Total Long Island City Immersion in June
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Long Island City is the next stop in Brooklyn Based’s Immersion series with Brooklyn Brewery, and like all of their neighborhood Immersions, it will be one of the cheapest days you’ll ever spend in NYC, drinking, eating and shopping. The Immersion begins at LIC Bar (45-58 Vernon Blvd.) at noon on Saturday, June 4, where your hosts will be […]

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MAP: Here are 14 developments in the works in Long Island City
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The real estate boom in Long Island City shows no signs of slowing down, so we’ve created a map to highlight some of the projects that are currently being constructed (or will be soon). It’s no surprise that the future tallest building in Queens may be coming to Long Island City. Developers behind the City […]

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Ridgewood and Long Island City saw biggest rent increases last month, study says
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Prices for a studio in Ridgewood or two-bedroom apartment in Long Island City have jumped since March, according to a study by real estate firm MNS. The report found that studios in Ridgewood jumped 8.03 percent from $1,713 in March 2016 to $1,850 in April 2016. Meanwhile, two-bedroom apartments in Long Island City rose by 9.91 percent, from $3,697 in March 2016 […]

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LIC credit card crook goes on a diamond shopping spree, police say
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Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but not when it compromises the identity of innocent people. Police from Long Island City reported that a 48-year-old male victim had his personal identity stolen on Tuesday, March 29, at around 6:30 p.m. A thief opened up a Zales store card and made multiple purchases. The first incident occurred […]

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