Sunnyside restaurateur and community leader Lily Gavin has passed away
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Lily Gavin, the owner of Dazies Restaurant in Sunnyside and an active leader in the community, has died at the age of 85. According to her son, Kenny Gavin, she suffered from a brain aneurysm last week. She underwent surgery and died in her sleep from complications on Wednesday morning. Lily Gavin opened the Italian restaurant […]

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Bat condos, bug hotels and native plants are part of a proposal to transform Long Island City’s abandoned rail line
Photos courtesy of BanG Studio

Earlier last year, the city announced its goal to transform a stretch of abandoned rail line in Long Island City, and one proposal aims to turn the line into “a unique ecological and cultural space.” Long Island City-based BanG Studio and Brooklyn Grange call their plan the “Wild Line.” The groups are proposing to create a habitat where animals, humans, […]

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Discuss the changing landscape of Long Island City at 3rd annual LIC Summit: Ideas and Impacts
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Join city, state and local elected and government officials, along with business and civic leaders to discuss the changing landscape of Long Island City. For the third year in a row, hundreds of professionals are gathering together in Long Island City for the LIC Summit: Ideas and Impacts, presented by LIC Partnership. This year the event […]

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Recording studio and greenhouse are among multimillion upgrades to CUNY colleges in Queens
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City colleges throughout Queens are getting some “A-plus” improvements over the next few years. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced that she has allocated $3.64 million of her fiscal year 2017 discretionary capital funds to help four CUNY colleges in Queens grow. The students at Queens College in Flushing, York College in Jamaica, Queensborough Community […]

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Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens kicks off monthly outdoor jazz series on June 2
Socrates Sculpture Park

The music will be hip and cool. The stars will shine brightly. And the fun will repeat every month. Socrates Sculpture Park will kick off its inaugural summer jazz series with The Alvin Flythe Quartet on Thursday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. The band will present a history of the tenor saxophone with a repertoire […]

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