Van Bramer launches 10th annual holiday food drive at locations across western Queens

Western Queens residents hoping to donate to the less fortunate this holiday season can support Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s 10th annual food drive. All collected items will go to the women and children who receive services at the Long Island City-based nonprofit Hour Children. The food drive allows members and friends of the community to […]

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First phase of large-scale redevelopment project in Long Island City officially begins

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF), a leading commercial real estate advisory firm, has announced that the large-scale redevelopment project, Elms Realty for Urban Yard in Long Island City, has begun its first phase. NKF, who will represent the Elms Realty project, revealed that the first phase will consist of renovating an 87,000-square-foot office building on 40-09 […]

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The Secret Theatre presents a thought-provoking version of Doctor Faustus in LIC

It’s a deep look at morality, human nature, and religion. The Secret Theatre will present “The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus” a total of 10 times between Thursday, Dec. 5, and Sunday, Dec. 15. Created sometime between 1589 and 1591 by English playwright Christopher Marlowe, this classic follows Doctor Faustus, […]

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Long Island City man sentenced for murdering man near the Ravenswood Houses two years ago

A Long Island City man was sentenced for beating and shooting an Astoria man to death in broad daylight almost two years ago, prosecutors announced Monday. Javyn McNish, 21, was convicted of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon last month. He was sentenced to serve an indeterminate term of 25 years to life in prison to […]

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Joe Coffee undergoes brand identity upgrade and opens first-ever standalone roastery in Long Island City

Joe Coffee, a New York-based specialty coffee shop that was founded in 2003, recently unveiled a new brand identity and opened their first-ever standalone roastery in Long Island City. The “pioneers of the local Third Wave coffee movement” was founded by Jonathan Rubinstein, who still serves as the CEO, with its first storefront in the […]

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