28-story development in LIC gets a no from Community Board 2
Photos courtesy of SHoP Architects

A proposal to redevelop the former Paragon Paint Factory in Long Island City got a thumbs down from Community Board 2 during its monthly meeting in Sunnyside on Thursday. The project, a joint venture with Simon Baron Development and CRE Development, includes erecting a 28-story tower attached to the old paint factory, which is located at 5-49 46th Ave., […]

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Queens Library Presents authors Susan Choi and Cecily Wong in conversation
Susan Choi and Cecily Wong

Queens Library Presents… Authors Susan Choi and Cecily Wong Join them for a fascinating discussion about their unique experiences, their journey to become accomplished writers and the challenges that they continue to face. Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.* Manducatis Rustica, 46-35 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101 Get tickets here Directions […]

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LIC to receive nearly $40 million for street upgrades
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

Long Island City streets will receive major upgrades as a part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative, city officials formally announced at a Monday press conference. A large swath of streets, many of which have not been reconstructed since the early 20th century, will be upgraded to enhance transportation safety, especially in a neighborhood […]

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LIC residents praise park, but question rest of Paragon Paint site plan
Photo courtesy Scott Bintner/PropertyShark

The developers of the Paragon Paint Factory, who plan to turn the site into three residential towers, presented their vision during a public hearing Wednesday night at The School of Academy for Careers in Film and Television. The plans include erecting a 28-story tower attached to the factory, which is located at 5-49 46th Ave., and two residential towers spanning 8 feet […]

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See which LIC streets will be reconstructed in mayor’s $29.6M plan
Photo by Walter Karling

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that he would be allocating $29.6 million for the Long Island City Reconstruction Project, which will include the complete reconstruction of several streets and a sewer line project. During de Blasio’s Vision Zero press conference at Woodside’s Razi School, he also announced that 2015 was the safest year […]

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