New owner of LIC building that houses NYCHA offices won’t renew their lease and is looking for ‘creative’ tenants instead
Photo via PropertyShark/ Scott Bintner

A seven-story industrial building that houses NYCHA offices in Long Island City was recently purchased for $195 million and will be turned into office space for  ‘creative’ tenants. Located at 24-02 49th Ave., the 640,000-square-foot building is mostly used by NYCHA. The first five floors are used as office space for the city agency and its lease expires in […]

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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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Police are searching for woman who stole a purse from a senior citizen at LIC art space
Inset photo via NYPD/Photo via Google Maps

Police are looking for a woman who entered a Long Island City art space and swiped a woman’s bag from the counter. On July 11 at approximately 3:35 p.m., the suspect stole an 80-year-old woman’s purse from a counter at 44-02 23rd St. The purse was located on the third floor in an art studio. The purse contained […]

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End your July with a bang at Queensbridge Park’s weeklong performances
Photo by NYC Parks

Queensbridge Park in Long Island City shows no signs of cooling down this summer! A plethora of performances will be hosted by SummerStage, the biggest free performing arts festival in NYC, starting on Tuesday night. If you love free entertainment as much as we do, you’ll enjoy this weeklong run of nonstop music, theater, dance and […]

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New middle school in Corona aims to alleviate serious overcrowding in the district
Photo courtesy of Department of Education

One of the most overcrowded school districts in the city will be home to a new middle school built to alleviate the jam-packed classrooms that are common in western Queens. School District 24, which encompasses Corona, Glendale, Ridgewood, Elmhurst, Long Island City, Maspeth and Middle Village, has long had a problem with overcrowding and schools in Corona […]

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