Posts tagged ‘Long Island City’

Cleaning the Grit Off Long Island City

Long Island City is about to get a face-lift. The city and federal governments plan to pour more than $75 million into sprucing up this section of Queens, which sits directly across the East River from Midtown Manhattan. (more…)

August 1, 2009 at 7:23 pm Leave a comment

Expansion of Gantry Plaza State Park

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Queens West Development Corp., and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today opened a new 6-acre portion of Gantry Plaza State Park, featuring a waterfront promenade along the East River, an open lawn, new athletic field and reconstructed cove and wetlands. (more…)

July 2, 2009 at 5:19 pm Leave a comment


The city continues to do business with a swanky waterfront restaurant that keeps stiffing it on rent. (more…)

November 17, 2008 at 10:27 pm Leave a comment

When Home Is More Like a Cruise Ship

Lyle Pinder and Rachel Hoskins took their first tentative salsa steps not far from their apartment on the windswept, once-industrial riverbank of Long Island City, Queens.  (more…)

November 15, 2008 at 5:26 pm Leave a comment

State says company polluted Newtown Creek

The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently announced its intention to bring legal action against a company in Long Island City for allegedly discharging concrete waste into the Dutch Kills, (more…)

November 14, 2008 at 11:57 pm Leave a comment

Artisanal districts would save nabes from overdevelopment

Thousands of artisans, bakers, furniture makers and tradespeople go about the business of artisanal manufacturing. (more…)

October 5, 2008 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

Boats float on an artistic vision

Alongside a swollen Hudson River, behind a dilapidated Lansingburgh mansion, a ragtag band of artists and builders this week is preparing for a most unusual voyage. (more…)

August 13, 2008 at 2:32 pm Leave a comment

Councilman Calls On Con Ed To Sell Queens Property, Not Hike Rates

A Queens City Councilman called on Con Edison Sunday to sell what he says is an expensive piece of waterfront property, instead of having customers foot the bill for rising costs. (more…)

May 20, 2008 at 3:24 pm Leave a comment

LIC Development Scores Points For Community Involvement

As the Hunters Point South housing development moves ahead, the city agencies responsible for turning a peninsula of industry into Queens’ next great neighborhood met with members of Community Board 2 and residents to answer questions and address concerns about the planned mega-development and how it will effect life for the current and future residents of Long Island City. (more…)

May 1, 2008 at 3:40 pm Leave a comment

Queens West Project Rolls Along

The Queens West development project, a massive undertaking that will transform Hunters Point from an industrial graveyard to chic waterfront neighborhood, continues to make steady progress towards its eventual completion. (more…)

February 26, 2008 at 10:19 pm Leave a comment

Cleanup To Continue At Former PepsiCo Site

The second phase of site cleanup at the former PepsiCo bottling facility in Long Island City is set to begin this spring.    The site, 9.5 acres of land along the East River, will be home to four new buildings constructed by Rockrose Development Corp. Rockrose has already erected three buildings — one pending completion — on the adjacent lot. (more…)

February 26, 2008 at 10:15 pm Leave a comment

Developer’s Dreams Deferred in Long Island City

Long Island City won’t be transitioning from Next Big Thing to Big Thing quite as quickly as some were planning. In August 2006, Alan and Stuart Suna, the brothers who run Silvercup Studios near the Queensboro Bridge, unveiled city-approved plans for Silvercup West: (more…)

February 9, 2008 at 1:48 am Leave a comment

Betting a Farm Would Work in Queens

One can only imagine how the judges reacted when the architects walked in lugging the kind of hulking concrete-pouring cardboard tubes used at construction sites filled with flowering heads of cabbage. (more…)

February 9, 2008 at 1:36 am Leave a comment

Queens, Then & Now: Waterfront Development Has Been Decades In The Making

State and city officials dubbed it Queens West in the 1980s, but long-time New Yorkers still call it Hunters Point or Long Island City. (more…)

August 20, 2007 at 1:30 am Leave a comment

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