Tag: Long Island City

Register early for the LIC Waterfront 5K Run/Walk by Earth Day for discount

The LIC Waterfront 5K run/walk is back in Long Island City on June 4. Pictured are participants during last year’s event (Photo Alex Lopez Photography)

Apr. 15, 2024 Sponsored Post Organizers of the LIC Waterfront 5K Run/Walk are encouraging people to sign up for this year’s event before Apr. 22 to take advantage of a $5 discount. The ninth-annual Waterfront 5K event takes place on June 1, 2024, and is organized by Hunters Point Park Conservancy (HPPC) in partnership with… Read more »

First black-owned legal adult-use cannabis dispensary opens in Long Island City

Apr. 11, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann Trends Dispensary, the first black-owned legal adult-use cannabis dispensary in Long Island City, opened its doors for a soft opening on Apr. 4 at 27-25 44th Dr. The grand opening is planned for later this month. Founded by brothers Rodney Carter Jr., a fitness expert and co-founder of Harlem-based… Read more »

Long Island City Partnership to host 19th annual Real Estate Breakfast

Apr. 10, 2024 By Queens Post News Team Around 300 people are set to attend Long Island City Partnership’s 19th annual Real Estate Breakfast next Tuesday.  The event will take place at the newly opened Brewster LIC Conference Center, located at 41-27 27th St. in Long Island City, from 8-10:30 a.m. on Apr. 16.  More… Read more »

Former LIC parachute factory transformed into 7-story life sciences space

Apr. 9, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The building at 43-10 23rd St. in Long Island City  has just been transformed by construction contractor Suffolk, into a 7-story, 7-floor life science facility, known as Hatch Life Sciences. A ‘life science’ facility refers to properties that offer lab and office spaces for organizations working on scientific research… Read more »

Dumbo Market grocery store to move into new development in Long Island City

Mar. 29, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Dumbo Market, a premier grocery store, will be opening in the upcoming Jasper mixed-used development, located at 49-20 5th St., between 50th Avenue and 49th Avenue, in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City. Dumbo Market signed a lease for an estimated 13,500 square feet of retail space… Read more »

Queens Council on the Arts merging with Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens

Mar. 27, 2024 By Bill Parry Queens Council on the Arts, the Long Island City-based nonprofit dedicated to fostering and developing the arts across the borough, is in the process of merging with Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens in Astoria, the largest youth development organization in western Queens. The merger will provide QCA… Read more »

Celebrating Queens’ women-owned culinary gems

Mar. 22, 2024 By Staff Report In light of International Women’s Day on March 8, it’s a fitting time to spotlight some of the top women-owned dining gems in western Queens. Queens boasts the most diverse culinary landscape in New York City, a distinction that shines through in the array of women-led restaurants peppered across… Read more »

Mets owners award more than $112M to LaGuardia Community College to establish Cohen Career Collective on LIC campus

Mar. 20, 2024 By Bill Parry The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation has awarded a grant of $116.2 million to LaGuardia Community College to create a new state-of-the-art workforce training center at its Long Island City campus. The 160,000-square-foot Cohen Career Collective facility will ensure economic mobility for New Yorkers while providing skilled workers for… Read more »