Man simutales a gun to steal phone during 7 train robbery in Long Island City
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A man was robbed at simulated gunpoint on a north-bound 7 train in Long Island City on Wednesday, according to police. Police reported that a man approached a 20-year-old male victim on the 7 train, on April 27 at 2:30 a.m. He simulated having a gun and demanded the victim’s phone. After the victim complied, the suspect fled the train at the Queensboro […]

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Rockaway Brewing Company is opening a beachside bar in Far Rockaway
Photo: Albert Oeswadi/Google

Enjoy homegrown beer, and unlimited rays of sunshine at the exact same time. The Rockaway Brewing Company’s (RBC) soon to be launched pop-up beach beer garden La Playa in Ridgewood is not the only project hitting Queens this summer. The Long Island City-based brewery will also be temporarily implementing a beachside bar in the company’s original home of Far […]

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First pop-up sushi restaurant serving sustainable and local fish in NYC will open in Long Island City
Photo courtesy of Mayanoki

Starting this May, Long Island City will be home to New York’s only pop-up restaurant serving sustainable and local sushi. Mayanoki was started in 2012 by friends David Torchiano, an Astoria resident, and Josh Arak, who wanted to provide their favorite sushi chef with an outlet to serve. They met Chef Albert at Zutto, a restaurant in […]

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You can now win annual ferry passes at new Citywide Ferry Service website
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Joe Mabel

The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and Hornblower, the provider of the new citywide ferry service, have just launched the service’s website, which will feature everything from a chance to win an annual ferry pass to a live stream of boat construction. The construction and development phase of the first citywide ferry service in nearly 100 years will be documented […]

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Condo with retail space will grow across the street from 5Pointz in Long Island City
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A Long Island City development site located one block away from the former 5Pointz building and MoMA PS1 will be turned into a mixed-use condo. Circle F Capital is planning to buy the site at 22-43 Jackson Ave. for nearly $25 million from the local 808 pension and health fund union, The Real Deal reported. Though […]

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