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LIC restaurant that opened days before coronavirus shutdown offers takeout and delivery specials

When restaurant entrepreneur Robert Briskin opened American Brass in Long Island City in early March, it was the beginning of a new business venture — in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.  Located behind the Long Island City’s gantry cranes, American Brass instantly became one of the largest eateries in the neighborhood — second only […]

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LIC Partnership concerned about launch of federal bailout program for small businesses

The White House Press Office sent out an advisory Friday entitled “President Trump Will Always Fight for America’s Workers” that went into great detail how the administration is “working every day to offer them support and economic relief” during the coronavirus emergency. It went on to describe support to help small businesses keep workers on […]

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Western Queens organizers create local businesses source map to help residents determine ‘Who’s Open??’

Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, Astoria Together and Sunnyside Gardens Park joined forces to create a western Queens local business source map, or “Who’s Open??,” which is tracking 250 businesses and counting. The local organizations created the map to provide real-time updates on business hours and services that have been dramatically impacted by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s […]

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Cops seek two men who slashed victim in Long Island City: NYPD

They NYPD is looking for two people who slashed a man in Long Island City last month. On March 29, around 4:40 p.m., two unidentified men approached a 34-year-old man near the corner of 40th Avenue and 22nd Street and slashed him in the hand, according to the NYPD. Police recovered video of the suspects […]

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Queensline: First passenger train runs through Astoria in March 1917

In conjunction with the Greater Astoria Historical Society, TimesLedger Newspapers presents noteworthy events in the borough’s history. The drumbeat to war rings ominously through the pages of March 1917. On March 16, Bohemians, eager to show loyalty to United States, hold a meeting at Bohemian Hall, where they hail President Wilson as ‘a defender of […]

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