The Last Word, new speakeasy cocktail lounge in Astoria, will pay homage to neighborhood hardware store
Photo courtesy of Francine Dominguez

The craft cocktail scene in Astoria will soon have a new addition when The Last Word opens on Aug. 16. The speakeasy-style cocktail lounge, located at 31-30 Ditmars Blvd., will be headed by Astoria resident Tommy Demaras, who also owns Maiella in Long Island City. Demaras has partnered with bartender Padraig O’Brien, who has worked at The Raines Law […]

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Enjoy a cold brew in your hand this weekend at LIC Flea & Food before October beer festival
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One of the best ways to make the most of the soaring heat is to chill out while sipping on a nice summer ale at one of the best outdoor markets in the city. This weekend, head to LIC Flea & Food (5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City) for a warm-up before the first ever Queens Beer Festival, which […]

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New owner of LIC building that houses NYCHA offices won’t renew their lease and is looking for ‘creative’ tenants instead
Photo via PropertyShark/ Scott Bintner

A seven-story industrial building that houses NYCHA offices in Long Island City was recently purchased for $195 million and will be turned into office space for  ‘creative’ tenants. Located at 24-02 49th Ave., the 640,000-square-foot building is mostly used by NYCHA. The first five floors are used as office space for the city agency and its lease expires in […]

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Sofar Sounds, a series of intimate concerts beloved worldwide, is expanding to Queens
Photos courtesy of Patricia Lopez

Queens’ popularity is steadily rising thanks to its cultural diversity, great food and relatively affordable housing. One organization, Sofar Sounds, is taking notice of this popularity and has decided to bring its brand of intimate music shows to the “World’s Borough.” Started in 2010 by a group of three friends who wanted to experience performances […]

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Police are searching for woman who stole a purse from a senior citizen at LIC art space
Inset photo via NYPD/Photo via Google Maps

Police are looking for a woman who entered a Long Island City art space and swiped a woman’s bag from the counter. On July 11 at approximately 3:35 p.m., the suspect stole an 80-year-old woman’s purse from a counter at 44-02 23rd St. The purse was located on the third floor in an art studio. The purse contained […]

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