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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LIC Arts Open, Queens’ largest art festival, will take over 60+ venues across the neighborhood
Photo courtesy of LIC Arts Open

For the sixth year in a row, Long Island City artists will open their doors to the community and give residents a sneak peek into their worlds. LIC Arts Open, Queens’ largest art festival, was started by Richard Mazda, who is also the founder of The Secret Theatre, an arts center located in the neighborhood. […]

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PHOTOS: Grizzly Bear frontman speaks at grand opening of Bernie Sanders’ campaign HQ in Queens
Photos by Angela Matua/QNS

The Falchi Building in Long Island City is already home to innovative start-ups and food retailers — and now it houses Bernie Sanders’ Queens headquarters. The grand opening of the candidate’s headquarters took place on Tuesday at a co-working office operated by Spaces. Volunteers streamed into the third floor office to pick up stickers and pins and to […]

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Astoria flower shop Petals & Roots opens pop-up in LIC’s Falchi Building
Photo courtesy of Facebook/Petals & Roots

Petals & Roots, a full-service flower shop that opened in Astoria in 2012, is bringing its creations to The Falchi Building. Owners Alex and Peter Avdoulos come from a family of florists — both of their families owned flower shops — and make all their arrangements the day before. They offer fresh arrangements, terrariums, loose bouquets and […]

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Possible greenhouse to be constructed on Falchi Building rooftop in LIC
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The Falchi Building in Long Island City may be getting greener. According to the Department of City Planning, the city agency has filed an application for a chair certification to construct a hydroponic greenhouse on the rooftop of the Falchi Building, located at 31-00 47th Ave. Penny Lee, a city planner, made the announcement at […]

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