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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MTA tells frustrated 7 train riders that improved communication, service is on the way
Photos by Angela Matua/QNS

Queens 7 train riders packed the Sunnyside Community Services center on Tuesday night to express their frustration with ongoing delays and to hear from MTA President Veronique Hakim about completed and ongoing projects on the line. The town hall meeting was co-sponsored by Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Access Queens, a transit advocacy group that started […]

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This Long Island City warehouse provides NHL-level ice hockey training for kids
Photo courtesy of licice.com

Just one month ago, L.I.C.-ICE was the best kept secret in Long Island City. But an explosion in membership has proven how hungry city residents are for ice hockey training. The facility, located at a warehouse at 10-12 46th Road, began offering clinics at the end of February. Coach Ladislav Majkus said the staff wanted to […]

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Long Island City community fights to save historic Elks Lodge from demolition
Photo via Facebook/Greater Astoria Historical Society

A former Elks Lodge in Long Island City is slated for demolition and a group of neighborhood residents are trying to preserve the decades-old building for community use. Amadeo Plaza, the president and founder of the newly-formed Court Square Civic Association, recently created a petition calling on Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer to oppose the demolition plan […]

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Bestsellers from Cussler and Steele headline latest hot picks at Queens Library

Perhaps the worst part about Leap Year is that one additional day Queens residents have to wait before the March Hot Picks arrive at their local libraries. But this year’s selections are worth the wait, with such literary stalwarts as Danielle Steele and Clive Cussler releasing new books to sate our hunger for adventure, romance, […]

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