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The SculptureCenter recently unveiled several new artworks as part of its fall exhibition.
For a fun afternoon that both kids and adults will enjoy, head to the Little Secret Theatre. Just next door to its parent Secret Theatre, in the arts epicenter of Long Island City, the Little Secret Theatre shows children’s musicals that are part performance, part interaction.
One of these musicals, “Pirate Pete’s Parrot,” tells the story of Polly the parrot, who is sick of eating boring bird food and longs for some pancakes.
Jackson Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and Fourth Street in Long Island City was a major shopping hub early in the 20th century, with stores such as Snedeker Hardware, Hirshfield Jewelers and Willmark Baking Products, to name just a few.
At the time there were exactly 22 different Fourth streets scattered throughout Queens, making it a nightmare for emergency services, and the name was eventually changed to 50th Avenue.
For many years, the Wolkoff family, wealthy developers, allowed street artists to paint all over the old warehouse in Long Island City known as 5Pointz. That came to an end in the very early hours of Tuesday morning, as crews painted over the street art that had made the building an icon to many.
But the artists and those who keep up with the news in Queens knew, or should have known, that it would happen one day. And the Wolkoffs had every right to do it. Yes, the artists were trying to stop the building’s pending destruction in court, but they had a very difficult case to make. And they were trying to get it landmarked, but that’s a long, arduous process. They may very well be right that the Wolkoffs took action this week in response to the landmarking effort.
On 49th Avenue in Long Island City there stands a beautiful building of luxury apartments, LHaus, where a two-bedroom is listed for more than $1.4 million.
Despite the luxury living enjoyed by the wealthy tenants, the building service workers do not have health insurance for themselves or their families.
A photo from the 2012 Long Island City Partnership Trade Show. This annual event invites LIC businesses to interact with one another and celebrate the advancements made in the neighborhood.
In an era when a camera can be at the ready within seconds and an image can be posted on Instagram with just a few taps on a cell phone, photography has become an “everyman’s pastime.”
That being said, the ability to truly capture the essence of a subject beyond taking a close-up of your quinoa salad requires skill and discipline and to capture the essence of an entire neighborhood requires a natural gift.
The 23rd Annual Trade Show and Luncheon took place on Wednesday and the Long Island City Partnership knew ahead of time it would be as successful as ever.
More than 130 businesses and 3,500 guests were expected to jam themselves into Terrace on the Park for a free morning of business networking.
While debates on what to do with the old Rockaway train line continue, a couple of gardeners have figured out just what to do with a Long Island City decommissioned rail line.
The Smiling Hogshead Ranch, founded by gardeners Gil Lopez and Stephanos Koulias, is looking to officially lease Long Island Rail Road’s Montauk Cutoff that runs along Skillman Avenue from the MTA.
Several weeks ago, the rumor that a Chelsea Market-esque space would be coming to Long Island City spread like wildfire but representatives of Jamestown Properties, the owner of the Chelsea Market and the recently acquired Falchi Building on 47th Avenue in LIC, said that isn’t really the case.
“LIC is a hotbed for the arts and tech industries. With the uptick in residential development, and increased visitors to places like the LIC Flea, MoMA PS1 and NYC Spaceworks Queens, the neighborhood around Court Square now has an inherent need for retail and office space,” said Michael Phillips, COO of Jamestown. “Falchi will set the standard for innovative growth in the area and cater to the needs of future tenants while maintaining a creative and dynamic work environment in close proximity to Midtown.”
When he came home from the war in Iraq 10 years ago, Jason Sagebiel, a scout-sniper and sergeant in the U.S. Marines, knew something wasn’t right. He was losing weight rapidly, getting lightheaded after going up only a few steps, and without knowing it, was slurring his speech.
It took many tests — and even a diagnosis of parasites that he treated with medication to help him gain his weight back – to find that he had bleeding in his brainstem.
Long Island City High School is being considered for co-location but elected officials are asking the Panel for Education Policy to deny the proposal.
With Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) finishing up his term, Danielle De Stefano, running on the Independence line and one of several candidates for District 22, said she’s the right person to take over.
“I have lived here my whole life and I know what works and what doesn’t,” she said in an email. “As a volunteer in this community for over 20 years I have a strong connection with the people who live here. I have worked with many of them. My family is rooted in this neighborhood. I have a vested interest in it because I live here, my parents live here, my in-laws live here and I am raising my three children here.”
It’s a scenario that has happened throughout the city every year of late: The Department of Education proposes school closures and the students, parents, alumni and elected officials fight to block them.
Long Island City High School is no exception.
A Queens man is facing 20 years in prison for stabbing his brother’s roommate to death in 2010 on the same day he was released from prison on an unrelated charge.
Adam Rodriguez, 44, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter on Monday in the death of 27-year-old William Edmonds of Long Island City.