New elementary school coming to Hunters Point South but LIC parents worried about lack of pre-K seats
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Updated May 5, 4:21 p.m. An additional 600-seat elementary school will be built on the grounds of the Hunters Point development project, but Long Island City parents did not have much time to celebrate this news when they began to discover that many of their children were put on a pre-K waitlist this week. The Gantry […]

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Bayside High receives $1M for auditorium and field house restoration
Senator Tony Avella  presents a check to Principal Michael Athy and Bayside High School students.

Some big bucks are being put toward improvements at Bayside High School. As a part of the school’s 80th anniversary this month, state Senator Tony Avella visited Bayside High School on Friday morning to present Principal Michael Athy with a $1 million check earmarked for the restoration of the high school’s aging auditorium and athletic field house. […]

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Innovative wine bar opens on Long Island City waterfront
Photos courtesy of Rob Bralow

Wining and dining on the Long Island City waterfront is now easier with the opening of an innovative bar that serves wine on tap. BLVD Wine Bar, which boasts 40 different types of wines from around the world, opened in a 1,500-square-foot ground-floor space on Dec. 20 at TF Cornerstone’s 47-20 Center Boulevard building. The bar […]

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LIC Partnership annual luncheon focuses on the future
THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre 

The Long Island City Partnership’s 27th annual trade show and luncheon on Thursday highlighted the answer to the question on everyone’s mind — what now? While the event celebrated the growth of the burgeoning neighborhood, keynote speaker Kenneth Adams, president and CEO of Empire State Development (ESD), emphasized state initiatives to help advance the area further, including a possible $100,000 state grant […]

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Developer TF Cornerstone to be honored for role in transforming LIC  
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TF Cornerstone has been one of the main faces in the real estate development boom currently occurring in Long Island City. Recently, the real estate firm completed its 10-year, $1.4 billion Center Boulevard project, which includes six residential towers on the LIC waterfront with unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline that provide a high-quality living space for a community […]

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