7 Historic Queens Landmarks on the National Registry you may not know about

7. Sidewalk Clock—Located at 161-11 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica this historic cast-iron timepiece sits on a the corner of the original site of a former pre-colonial stone church that existed from 1699 to 1813. It was converted into a prison during the American Revolution and features an unusual design incorporating a bell-cast shaped column base and anthemion finial above […]

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Councilman Van Bramer endorses MoveNY Fair Plan, adding Queensboro Bridge tolls
Photo courtesy of Flickr/Leonel Ponce

The MoveNY Fair Plan received another supporter in Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who officially endorsed the plan on Tuesday. The plan, which is the brainchild of leading transportation engineer “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz, would generate $1.35 billion annually through a number of tactics, including instituting tolls and fees to travel on the free East River bridges and below 60th […]

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LIC office building for sale could be prime for redevelopment
Photo courtesy of Cushman and Wakefield

It’s ready for business, but a Long Island City office building and warehouse which recently hit the real estate market could be ripe for redevelopment in one of the borough’s hottest neighborhoods. Brokers Cushman and Wakefield are offering the 15,000-square-foot, two-story building at 11-02/04 37th Ave. for an undisclosed amount, as all appropriate offers are being […]

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Brooklyn man convicted of causing wild car chase through Long Island City
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Jurors convicted a Brooklyn man Wednesday on assault and other charges for leading officers on a wild pursuit through Long Island City and Manhattan last June, prosecutors announced. Maurice McArthur, 27, was found guilty of second-degree assault, third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest after a […]

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LIC, Jackson Heights highlighted in new ‘See Your City’ campaign
Poster courtesy of NYC & Company

Two western Queens neighborhoods are part of a new campaign encouraging New Yorkers to stretch their legs and explore their own backyards. NYC & Company, the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for New York City, has launched a new promotional campaign called “See Your City” to motivate residents to explore the diverse neighborhoods found in all […]

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