Artists Take Over Long Island City

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Queens’ largest arts festival will kick off next Wednesday, bringing more than 250 artists into 54 venues across Long Island City. The Long Island City Arts Open, now entering its fourth year, will transform the neighborhood into a grab-bag of exhibitions, performances, pop-up galleries and cultural activities for five days. […]

108th Pct.: Assault

ASSAULT – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying the following suspect wanted for a bias assault within the confines of the 108th Precinct. At 4 p.m. on Feb. 23, the victim, a 43-year-old Hispanic male, was riding on a northbound 7 train when the suspect approached him and punched him twice in the […]

Accommodations Disabled

Accommodations Disabled

Complaint Against CUNY Law Alleges School Refused To Address Accessibility Issues BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer A group of students with disabilities attending CUNY School of Law in Long Island City have filed a complaint with the U.S. Dept. of Education, taking the school’s administration to task for what they felt was a refusal to […]

New Film Studios At Court Square

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer A new film studio will call Court Square in Long Island City its home. The studio’s director, Mauricio Arenas, said Court Square Studios will offer a big space at an affordable price. Arenas, along with his two friends, Jenny Bosquet and Hernan Guerrero, all of whom are from Chile, hold […]

The Food Box Comes To Long Island City

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer A new 2,000-square-foot artisanal food pop-up fair is building momentum in Long Island City, where a wide variety of vendors showcase their specialty dishes. Jamestown Properties, known for the Chelsea Market, started the Food Box in early November. The market is located just a short walk from Court Square in […]

Bloomberg’s Legacy

Bloomberg’s Legacy

Over the last 12 years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has presided over nearly unprecedented levels of change within the City. From his push for healthier residents to technological advancements, Bloomberg has established his legacy as a change agent for New York. Of Bloomberg’s many accomplishments, his push for development and economic progress has been the most […]