Silent Disco dance party will light up the Long Island City waterfront on Friday
Photo courtesy of Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer's office

For the third year in a row, Long Island City will be able to jam silently to new and old songs at Hunters Point South Park. Lincoln Center is bringing back the Silent Disco dance party, which is free, on Aug. 26.   DJs will broadcast disco, salsa and current dance hits to each individual’s headphones, which are lit […]

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Long Island City tower will include outdoor barbecue area and fireplace with views of Manhattan
Rendering courtesy of Montroy Andersen DeMarco

A new 10-story, mixed-use building has risen in Dutch Kills, a neighborhood within Long Island City that has yet to see the booming development that has marked the rest of the area. Located at 37-14 36th St., the 135,000 square foot building will house a Silver Star Mercedes-Benz dealership on the first two stories and 85 […]

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Some say 5Pointz developer broke promise to use all union labor for Long Island City project
Photo courtesy of Jeff Reed

Several hundred union workers joined Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC) President Gary LaBarbera and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer in Long Island City on Tuesday to rally against developer G&M Realty, which they say broke a promise to use all union labor for an upcoming project. G&M Realty will turn the former 5Pointz graffiti mecca at 45-46 Davis St. […]

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Nonprofit wants to turn former Ozone Park coffee factory into a homeless shelter
Photo via Google Maps

A transitional facility has been proposed for a former coffee factory in Ozone Park, according to a letter given to Community Board 9. The facility is being planned by a nonprofit group called Breaking Ground, which seeks to help homeless people with immediate needs, such as food, bathing and short-term shelter. Still early in its […]

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Forest Hills will soon be the home to a brand-new co-working space
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Two Queens natives are bringing a much-needed co-working space to Forest Hills. Benny Tan and Tiffany Choi are the masterminds behind The Austin Space, the soon-to-be co-working space for the independent workers of central Queens. They wanted to create a place for technologists, creative freelancers, remote and independent workers, and entrepreneurs to be able to […]

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