Cushman & Wakefield named leasing agents for “The Mill LIC”

Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has been tapped as the exclusive leasing agent for “The Mill LIC,” a 56,000-square-foot brewery in Long Island City. Located at 46-24 28th Street, near LaGuardia Community College, the building has a mezzanine, three floors, lower level with elevator access and outdoor communal space. The floors can be leased separately or combined, which gives the tenant the ability … Continue reading Cushman & Wakefield named leasing agents for “The Mill LIC”

Amazon cancels HQ2

Consider it a Valentine’s Day heartbreak for Amazon supporters. After fierce opposition from many community groups, unions and local elected officials, including State Senator Michael Gianaris and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Amazon announced just today that it will not move forward with its Long Island City campus. Here’s the statement they posted on their Day One blog: After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not … Continue reading Amazon cancels HQ2

LIC United: We still need more investments

Since Amazon announced it was coming to Long Island City, one of the biggest questions was: what do local residents think of HQ2? There have been anti-Amazon protests from elected officials, community organizations and some labor unions. Then there are pro-Amazon factions, including some elected officials, business groups and, of course, some labor unions. Opinions are wide and varied. What residents do agree on is … Continue reading LIC United: We still need more investments

Chip NYC is giving their first 200 customers free cookies with purchase at Friday’s LIC Grand Opening

Tomorrow (Friday, January 18th), at 4PM,  Chip NYC will open up its third location at 42-15 Crescent St. in LIC. Today, they let their loyal fans know that the first 200 customers… YES, 200!… will receive one free cookie with their purchase. This isn’t the first time that Chip is rewarding their loyal fans. At their grand opening of Chip Ditmars (22-04 33rd St.), they … Continue reading Chip NYC is giving their first 200 customers free cookies with purchase at Friday’s LIC Grand Opening

Amazon’s open letter to LIC

New year, same Amazon! The e-commerce giant rang in 2019 by penning a letter to their future neighbors in LIC. In this letter, they reiterated many of the promises they have made when HQ2 comes to fruition. These investments include: 25,000 new jobs over 10 years Career training for local residents Tens of thousands of jobs in construction, building services and hospitality $27 billion in … Continue reading Amazon’s open letter to LIC

Ban on single-use styrofoam containers begins Jan. 1

As the new year approaches, we want to remind businesses that the city ban on single-use styrofoam containers starts on January 1. Specifically, Local Law 142 states that “food service establishments, stores, mobile food commissaries and manufacturers may not possess, sell, or offer for use single-service Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam food service articles or loose fill packaging.” The law was passed because styrofoam poses an … Continue reading Ban on single-use styrofoam containers begins Jan. 1

How LaGuardia Community College students are reacting to Amazon

The halls of LaGuardia Community College are abuzz with talk about Amazon’s H2Q. Like the broader community, the responses of students have ranged from excited to angry. But some students are looking forward to the move. Take student Daniel Khadka, a computer science major born in Nepal who is set to graduate around the same time Amazon arrives. This is what he had to say, … Continue reading How LaGuardia Community College students are reacting to Amazon

LIC will light up this Thursday night

Join the Long Island City Business Improvement District this Thursday for a community lighting event. The event will take place at Hunters Point Community Park, on the corner of 48th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard, starting at 6 p.m. Festivities include carolers from the Girl Scouts of LIC, and SING LIC. Enjoy free hot chocolate and other beverages. If you can, donate to Floating Hospital’s Candy … Continue reading LIC will light up this Thursday night

Anti-Amazon crowd gets a boost from a national figure

Is it any surprise that democratic socialist Bernie Sanders is against Amazon’s move to Long Island City? The former presidential candidate all but denounced the e-commerce behemoth in a Facebook post last Tuesday. Add his name to the list of people opposing Amazon. Some local elected officials are particularly angry that the state is giving $3 billion in subsidies for Amazon to come here. They … Continue reading Anti-Amazon crowd gets a boost from a national figure

Old Astoria Neighborhood Association backs Amazon HQ2

We have another civic group in western Queens that is supporting Amazon’s campus in Long Island City. Yesterday, the Old Astoria Neighborhood Association announced is support of the move. Here’s part of what they had to say: “We feel the potential economic benefits to Western Queens, and the waterfront area in particular are extensive and will be felt from the smallest bodega to large corporate … Continue reading Old Astoria Neighborhood Association backs Amazon HQ2