ICYMI: Maloney tapped to lead House Oversight Committee

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, who represents Long Island City, was elected last week by the House Democratic Caucus to lead the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The veteran pol fills the vacancy created the passing of late Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland. Out of 219 ballots cast, Maloney received 133 votes, while Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly got 86 votes. The House Oversight Committee will play … Continue reading ICYMI: Maloney tapped to lead House Oversight Committee

Submit an entry to this year’s Thanksgiving Creative Program

State Senator Mike Gianaris is hosting his annual Thanksgiving-themed creative program once again this year. Young people from across western Queens are invited to submit a creative depiction showing what they are thankful for this time of year. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade can submit works of art, poems or short stories. Entries are due by November 25. “This program provides students an opportunity … Continue reading Submit an entry to this year’s Thanksgiving Creative Program

EDC to host digital town hall on Sunnyside Yard

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is hosting another town hall event on the master plan for Sunnyside Yard. This time, the town hall, which takes place on Wednesday, December 4 at 7 p.m., will be digital. To register for the webinar, click here. The public meeting will be a chance for EDC to showcase their draft of the master plan for the … Continue reading EDC to host digital town hall on Sunnyside Yard

“Your LIC” hosts workshop on economic empowerment on November 21

Three companies looking to shape the development of the Long Island City waterfront are planning a series of public workshops over the next several months. TF Cornerstone, Simon Baron Development and L&L MAG collectively launched “Your LIC,” a public engagement process for the 28-acre site. They will host four public workshops and online engagements on neighborhood priorities, including career development, resiliency and open space, community … Continue reading “Your LIC” hosts workshop on economic empowerment on November 21

LIC Summit set for November 19

Registration is now open for the annual LIC Summit, which is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Museum of the Moving Image. There will be panels on innovation, mobility, life sciences and the fastest growing companies in the neighborhood. Hear from leaders in the business, real estate and technology fields, who will descend on MOMI for the convening. Visit … Continue reading LIC Summit set for November 19

40,000 sq ft retail space available on 51st Avenue

A 40,000-square-foot retail space is available at 5-06 51st Avenue in Long Island City. Courtesy of our friends at Politan Real Estate, the space is located in the heart of Hunters Point. It’s a two-story building at 20,000 square feet per floor, with 15-feet-high ceilings and an open floor plan. The 51st Avenue side of the building will be lined with restaurants that will attract … Continue reading 40,000 sq ft retail space available on 51st Avenue

Sac’s Place opens new spot at Kaufman Studios

Last week, Sac’s Place hosted a grand opening of their new location at Kaufman Astoria Studios. State Senator Mike Gianaris visited the Sacramone family to mark the occasion with a proclamation in hand. “Sac’s Place is an Astoria staple and its new location at Kaufman Astoria Studios marks the beginning of a great partnership,” Gianaris says. “I know customers will continue to enjoy their excellent … Continue reading Sac’s Place opens new spot at Kaufman Studios

LIC Halloween Parade a success

The annual Halloween Parade in Long Island City took place on Saturday, October 26. The weather held up for the many families and children that took part in the celebration. The parade is hosted by, among other partners, Manducatis Rustica, Plaxall and PS 78. “The LIC Halloween Parade has become a great annual tradition for the parens and children of Long Island City,” says Assemblywoman … Continue reading LIC Halloween Parade a success

See where Hunters Point ranks in NYC’s most expensive neighborhoods

In PropertyShark’s latest report on the most expensive neighborhoods in New York City, Hunters Point placed 31st overall. The area saw a 7 percent year-over-year increase. Based on 102 transactions, the median sales price in the third quarter was $895,572. That makes the Long Island City neighborhood the second most expensive neighborhood in Queens, proceeded by Ditmars-Steinway ($1,075,000) at 21st overall.┬áBelle Harbor ($890,000), East Flushing … Continue reading See where Hunters Point ranks in NYC’s most expensive neighborhoods

Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park

The final event of the 2019 season for Socrates Sculpture Park is its Halloween Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 26 from noon to 4 p.m. Cultural activities will include a Gede song workshop, card readings and a procession culminating in a powerful dance and drum performance by Alexandria Jean-Joseph. There will also be costume-making, Agostino Arts face-painting, Blessing of the Animals, the Doggie Costume Contest … Continue reading Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park