LIC-Based Doctor Recognized By Mayor

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio presented the 41st annual Sloan Public Service Awards – regarded as the Nobel Prize of City government – to six civil servants last Wednesday. One of the recipients, Dr. Annie Fine, represents the innovative and influential work coming out of Long Island City. Fine is medical […]

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. […]

BREAKING NEWS: F Train Derails In Woodside

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer UPDATED An F train on the express track in Woodside derailed this morning just before 11 a.m., leaving 19 people injured, with 4 suffering potentially serious injuries, according to MTA chairman Tom Prendergast. The MTA estimated that around 1,000 people were on the train at the time. The train stopped […]

Magic Tram Ride

Let’s say you want to travel between Long Island City and Central Park. It’s a nice day and you don’t want to get cooped up in a subway car. Well, one project has come up with an idea: expand the tram. The Forum for Urban Design recently put together a list of 46 proposals as […]

Wi-Fi Coming to LIC

To ensure the City grows as a global hub of technology and innovation, Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to a leave a tech-savvy legacy behind, by launching free public wireless networks in certain parts of the five boroughs, in collaboration with the New York City Economic Development Corporation. One of the 10 commercial districts chosen is […]