We are taking off early for the long weekend, and will be back posting regularly on Tuesday. Before we head off, here’s a friendly reminder to like Brownstoner Queens on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. That’s all, enjoy the weekend!
The Wall Street Journal put up this great video about the New York State Pavilion Paint Project, a volunteer group who started painting the exterior of the historic 1964 World’s Fair structure back in 2009. The group hopes to raise awareness for the building, as well as inspire fundraising efforts. The group is recognized by […]
Astoria’s Ravenswood Houses will get a new $4 Million Lighting System [NY Daily News] Arverne Library to Reopen Following Sandy Damage [Queens Courier] CB6 Zeros in on the Boulevard of Death [The Forum] Woodhaven Residents Rejoice Over City’s Plan to Tear Down Collapsed Building [The Forum] 40th Street Food Vendors Get the Boot [Sunnyside Post] […]
Next week Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, local pols and Department of Transportation officials are hosting a Vision Zero Queens Town Hall. It’ll be a forum for the public to discuss traffic safety in Queens, particularly related to Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero street safety initiative. Guests are also invited to share […]
A buyer just snatched up the warehouse at 21-30 44th Drive, between 21st Street and 23rd Street in LIC, for $13,700,000. The 17,500-square-foot lot currently holds a one-story, 12,930-square-foot warehouse. It’s zoned for both manufacturing and residential use, with a FAR of 4. (The current building on site is built up to a FAR of […]
Saigon Cafe is now serving up Vietnamese food at 25-90 41st Street, off 28th Avenue. We Heart Astoria shares the news, saying that there are iPads at the restaurant to surf the web. As for the food, the menu includes sandwiches, soup, pho, meat and rice plates, Vietnamese coffee, bubble tea, and salty plum soda. […]