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Check out the MTA’s new marketing campaign to promote Long Island City while the 7 train is down on weekends. According to LIC Post, “The MTA is about to put the public service announcements up at every No. 7 train station and on each No. 7 train… It will also be putting the posters up […]
Yesterday Mayor de Blasio pledged to overhaul the city’s Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, announcing a number of reforms to jumpstart the process. You can see the entire PDF report here or read more details from the Mayor’s office here. The reforms include ways to improve the experience of homeowners navigating the pre-construction process, expanding eligibility […]
The building at 62-96 Woodhaven Boulevard, the former home of Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant, is coming down — at least partly. Queens Chronicle reports that the developers filed demolition permits for a portion of the existing building to make way for a seven-story, 114-unit apartment building. No one is spilling any details on the coming demolition, […]
Decisions, decisions, decisions and decisions. Or to be more specific: science, kites, film noir and eggs. There are some great options for family fun, entertainment and enrichment in the borough tomorrow, April 19th. It’s probably easiest to list them in bullet form. Doktor Kaboom! This loveable nut performs original interactive “science comedy” for audiences of […]
Forest Hills 108-24 68th Drive Broker: NY Metro Realty Group Price: $1,499,000 Sunday, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm GMAP Forest Hills 10 Holder Place, #5G Broker: Douglas Elliman Price: $1,175,000 Saturday, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm GMAP Long Island City 27-28 Thomson Avenue Broker: Town Residential Price: $985,000 Sunday, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm GMAP […]