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Friends of Gantry Invites You to Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Opening of Gantry Plaza State Park! Sunday, May 19, 2013 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Barbells for Boob's 'Amazing Grace' fundraiser to benefit Mammograms in Action: Saturday, October 23rd, 10am
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MoMA PS1 Warmup 9/4/2010

MoMA PS1 Presents Holy Ghost plus two DJ sets at Saturday Warm Up Performance. 9/4/2010 Holy Ghost! / DFA Records, New York at Saturday Warm Up Performance. House of House / Whatever We Want, New York (DJ set) and DJ Mehdi / Ed Banger Records (DJ set) Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


MTA Proposes New Bus Line connecting Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Long Island City

MTA Plans New Bus Line to Connect Brooklyn's Williamsburg and Greenpoint with Long Island City Proposal Presented to Community Board #2 January 3, 2013 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Long Island City Tourism Initiative Encouraged by New York State Department of Tourism and NYC & Co. Long Island City takes a step to get organized to promote tourism. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Vasile Badaluta, owner of Bucharest Restaurant in Sunnyside, is chief editor of the Romanian Journal newspaper and producer of the Romanian Voice TV,

PEOPLE: Vasile Badaluta ~ A Renaissance Man. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Is this Long Island City Store the Lucky MegaMillions Store ~ Everything is Possible! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


New York State Regional Economic Development Council - First Public Hearing for New York City 8/23/2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Meeting to Explore the Formation of a Chamber of Commerce for Long Island City and Hunters Point Scheduled for May 19th. Should Long Island City have a Chamber of Commerce? Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Waterfront Crabhouse Halloween Party Celebrates The 50's in Costume OurLIC will Photograph your Costume! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L) Sandra (R) Randy of SaveKitty, and (C) Sally, Star of OurLIC, waiting to be picked up by her new person.

Take Me Home! OurLIC Interviews Ella, Ernie, and Eliot....and of course Sandra and Randy of SaveKitty. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


D.B. Rielly: Roots, Zydeco, Blues and Alt-Country. Live at the Gantries

Zydeco, Blues and Alt-Country  are Live at the Gantries TONIGHT with D.B. Rielly at 7:00 PM Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Apsara-Arts of Asia on Display in Long Island City This Exhibition of authentic, very beautiful artifacts is available to be privately viewed in Long Island City by appointment. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Readings, Produced by Unity Theater, at Cranky's Cafe on Monday Theatrical Producer Sofia Landon Geier brings Readings to Long Island City. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Assemblyman Michael Gianaris (Candidate for NY Senate)

US Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and NYS Assemblyman Michael Gianaris at Long Island City Reception 7/7/2010 Democrats in Long Island City meet with the Candidates to discuss local issues. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Jia-Yi He, a world-class harmonica virtuoso, Live at the Gantries.

Live at Gantry: Jia-Yi fills Gantry Park with Gershwin 7/6/10 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Department of Transportation; State of New York

Over 300 Small Businesses Attend Queens Business and Procurement Expo The 8th Annual Queens Business & Procurement EXPO 2010 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Vernon Blvd Gets New Paving Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Speed Interviewing Introduced at ERDA's Second Annual Business and HR Networking Luncheon. Approximately 30 companies and 30 job candidates from ERDA's Workforce Development Program met face to face at the first Speed Interviewing event. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Tom Matt, artist, at Cranky's Cafe

Tom Matt Mixes Current News with Views of NYC at Crank's Cafe. Tom Matt is an artist who creates in pastels and oils. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Rosco, Graffiti Artist at 5Pointz 7/18/2011

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: 5Points Graffiti Artist Rosco,  (Original 7/18/2011) Conversation with Rosco at 5Pointz, Long Island City Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


ROCKAWAY BEACH: It's FUN ...and It's in Queens. Students at Information Technology High School produce video commercial for Queens Economic Development Corp. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Blend Restaurant on Vernon Blvd in Long Island City.

The Trend is Blend Blend is a restaurant that brings together the rich, savory, flavorful foods from many different Latin cuisines. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce LICChamber.org

LIC Community GETS Chamber Made! Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Authorized by The State of New York. Certificate of Incorporation of Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Under Section 402 of the Not-for-Profit Corporate Law Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Blood Drive Monday February 28th by Long Island City / Astoria Lions Club Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Santa makes a stop at The Waterfront Crabhouse Christmas Eve.

Santa Visits Waterfront Crabhouse Christmas Eve 2010. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L) Joseph Addabbo, Senate State of New York (R) Tom DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, Incumbent Candidate.

Tom DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller and Incumbent Candidate,  holds Meet and Greet Reception at Waterfront Crabhouse Democrat Party Leaders and Supporters Gathered at The Waterfront Crabhouse Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Emergency Response Exercise October 17, 2010 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Society of Saint Amato, Citizens of Nusco, Since 1904

Parade: Society Of Saint Amato Of Citizens Of Nusco Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


YMCA Little League Champion Jimmy Van Bramer delivers the Winning Home Run 9/18/2010 Council member Van Bramer secures funding to continue free youth sports league at YMCA Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Testaccio Ristorante, Long Island City. Photograph by Arthur Rosenfield, OurLIC.com

John Mariani Reviews Testaccio Ristorante in Long Island City Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Cathy Nolan, New York State Assemblywoman

New York Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan hosts a Reception at The Waterfront Crabhouse 7/15/2010 Civic Leaders and Residents of Hunters Point, Sunyside, Woodside, Flushing, and Astoria attend Fund Raiser for Cathy Nolan. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Hunters Point Library On The River- Update March 16, 2010 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Block Party: An Americana Style Happening on 47th Road in Long Island City Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Linda Bulone, Director, Cancer Research Center, Queens Hospital, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Linda Bulone, Director, Queens Cancer Center, Honored by American Cancer Society American Cancer Society gave its Lane Adams Quality of Life Award to Linda Bulone at the Society’s National Board of Directors meeting in Atlanta. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Sadat is the butcher in the Butcher Shop at Foodcellar Market

The Butcher Shop for Long Island City at the Foodcellar Market and Eatery Interview with Sadat Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

ConnectNYC Program Launched to Support Small and Medium Size Businesses with Fiber Access for Internet Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Palace Chicken & Grill serves FRESH Burgers, Chicken, and other menu items at 44th Drive and 21st Street

Subways, Buses, Cars and Bicycles...They All Lead Here.   Palace Chicken and Grill on 44th Drive is one of the Most Well Recognized Restaurants in Long Island City...and It Serves FRESH Burgers and Chicken! Palace Chicken & Grill on 44th Drive and 21st Street in Long Island City serves FRESH burgers and FRESH chicken. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Peter Vallone, Jr., Chair of Public Safety Committee of NYC Council, Explains the Dangers of New Law Enforcement Bills Passed by the City Council 7/3/2013 Vallone says "This Bill is very, very dangerous. Call your elected officials because there are many in Queens, in addition to everywhere else, that support this, and they are not doing the role of their constituents." Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


KEN ADAMS President and CEO, Empire State Development and Commissioner, NYS Department of Economic Development

OurLIC EXCLUSIVE:  KEN ADAMS President and CEO, Empire State Development and Commissioner, NYS Department of Economic Development 6/21/2013
Speaks at Queens College Business Forum Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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US Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney speaks at Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce 10/18/2012

US Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Addresses Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce; then Honored for her "Community Leadership" Maloney installs Officers and Directors, then HONORED for her "Community Leadership" Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NYS Assemblywoman Aravela Samotas, Rally to announce new Bill that would extend Medical Leave for Maternity from 12 weeks to 24 weeks.

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and State Senator Jose Peralta  Host Rally in Support of New York Family Leave Act Elected Officials, Community Leaders Come Out in Support of Longer Family Leave Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Junior DeCaprio, Astoria native. 1962 Buick Skylark Antique. Juniors Restaurant, Vernon Blvd. LIC

VIDEO CONVERSATION: If You Don't Know Junior DeCaprio, You are Going to Know Him Now! Junior has a gruff voice...and a big heart! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Queens Community Board #1 Approves Zoning Variance for Islamic Center and Hears Applications for More Outdoor Restaurant Seating in Astoria Residents of Astoria raise issues about noise, crowding of sidewalks, and late night disturbances on 30th Street and Broadway as sidewalk service expands. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NYC City Council Member, Chair of Economic Development Committee Karen Koslowitz hears testimony from NYC & Co. for contract renewal.

HEARING: The Economic Development Committee of The New York City Council Reviews Contract Renewal with NYC & CO. NYC City Council Committee hears testimony from NYC & Co, Queens Chamber of Commerce, Queens Economic Development Corp, and others Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Community Board #2 Regular Meeting March 3, 2011

Public Hearing Notice.  Community Board Meeting March 3, 2011 will include a Public Hearing on Rezoning Relating to Sunnyside/Woodside Top Agenda Item is Public Hearing Notice relating to the Sunnyside/Woodside Rezoning Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Members of the community will be allowed to vote at one of two locations to express preferences for the distribution of the Newtown Creek Mitigation Funds dispersal. December 1 & 2 Friends of Long Island City Library on the River wish to encourage our neighbors to support our proposal for library funding. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


The Waterfront Crabhouse is Serving Christmas EVE Dinner with Santa! Bring your Kids and your Cameras! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

REVIEW:  WAKE Played its Final Weekend at the New York Irish Center on Jackson Avenue! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Barbells for Boob's Raises over $270,000 More than 290 Crossfit Affiliates worldwide participated in Barbells for Boob's 'Amazing Grace' fundraiser to benefit Mammograms in Action. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Children building sand castles in Long Island City's Taxi Beach

Taxi Beach has Neighborhood Appreciation Day 10/3/2010 Taxi Beach Ended its 6th Season with a Long Island City Neighborhood Appreciation Day Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Modern Spaces Office on Jackson Ave.

Modern Spaces Opens New Jackson Avenue Office with PopUp Art Show. 8/24/2010 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Sophia, Manager of the akery at Foodcellar Market & Eatery

The Bakery Department at The Foodcellar Market & Eatery. Breads, Cakes, Pastries, Espresso, Gelato, Cupcakes, and smiles.  It's ALL GOOD! The Foodcellar Market & Eatery is evolved into a center for specialty gourmet foods for Long Island City. The Bakery Department is a great example of their commitment to the neighborhood. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Governor Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council Meets to Hear Public Testimony NYC Region meets on September 12, 2013. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


OBAMA CARE: The Affordable Care Act

SPECIAL OURLIC REPORT: Affordable Care Act. How Tax Credits and Penalties May Apply to Your and Your Business Starting October 1, 2013 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Assembly Member Aravela Simotas ‘Proud to Read Aloud’ Visits local elementary schools highlight the importance of reading

Simotas Visits Local Elementary Schools Highlight the Importance of Reading 'Proud to Read Aloud' Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Demetrios Kafchitsas, General Manager, Four Points by Sheraton  Long Island City / Queensboro Bridge, Talks to the Community about the Gentrification  of LIC Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Sheik Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, wants to buy land for Soccer for $1 from NYC

Vallone Rallies with Fairness Coalition Against Mayor's Plan to Sell Land in FMCP to Sheikh Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Council Member Diana Reyna, Chair of Small Business Commitee for the City Council, will be a Guest Speaker May 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Special Reception and Meeting ~ May 16, 2013 11:00 am at the Court Square Place Conference Center, 24-01 44th Road in Long Island City.

NY City Council Member Diana Reyna, Chair of Small Business Committee will meet with a Newly Formed Council of Chambers of Commerce in NYC

Join Us! Assisting Government with Regulation Reform for Small Business Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Tokumbo Shobowale is the Chief Business Operations Officer of the City of New York. In this role he serves as the Bloomberg Administration’s lead official in implementing business-friendly practices.

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: Tokumbo Shobowale, Chief Business Operations Executive, NYC 5/1/2013 Bloomberg Administration's Objective for Legacy with Small Business Initiatives. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Peter Vallone. Jr. NYC Council Member ~ Candidate for President of Borough of Queens ~ speaks at Steinway & Sons to Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce. 4/18/2013

Steinway & Sons is the Setting for 'MAKE IT HERE' Focus on Manufacturing in Long Island City, Astoria, and Queens. Peter Vallone, Jr., City Council Member and Candidate for President of Queens speaks to business leaders. Group tours factory. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L) Terry Walsh, Chief Factory Technician (R) Andrew Horbachevsky, Vice President, Manufacturing - Steinway & Sons, Astoria, New York

APRIL 18th 2:00 pm:  'Make it HERE!' Advocating for 'Manufacturing' in Long Island City / Astoria / Queens. Council Member Peter Vallone Jr. will address the Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce on 4/18 at 2:00 pm at the Steinway & Sons manufacturing headquarters, followed by a tour of the plant. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


ConEd Explodes during Hurricane Sandy. Video

WATCH VIDEO of ConEd Explosion in Manhattan 10/29/2012 Hurricane Sandy Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Dan Halloran, NYC City Council Member. Candidate for US House of Representatives. Speaks to Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce 8/16/2012

NYC Councilmember Dan Halloran Speaks at Long Island City Chamber of Commerce 8/16/2012 Dan Halloran is candidate for US House of Representatives seat. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Carlo A. Lanzillotti Place named on July 21, 2012

Sunnyside Street Named after NYS Senator Carlo A. Lanzillotti OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION with Leonore Lanzillotti Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


SPECIAL REPORT: Entrepreneurs Bringing New Wave of Vitality to Greater Long Island City The promise of Long Island City is being delivered by imaginative entrepreneurs Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Seth Pinsky, President, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)

Seth Pinsky, President NYCEDC, Re-Defines Economic Strategy for New York City's Future 6/10/2011 President of New York City Economic Development Corporation outlines challenges for NYC's Future during a speech at the Queens College Breakfast Forum Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Commanding Officer, Captain Donald Powers, of the 108th Precinct

Captain Donald Powers, Commanding Officer of the 108th Police Precinct, Speaks to Residents at Community Meeting on Crime Prevention 3/2/2011 Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer arranged a community meeting with the Commanding Officer, Captain Donald Powers, of the 108th Precinct to discuss Auto related Crimes in Long Island City. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Van Bramer, Quinn Celebrate Black History Month With Bone Marrow Drive & Awards Ceremony

Celebrate Black History Month with Award Ceremony And Bone Marrow Drive Celebrate Black History Month with Award Ceremony And Bone Marrow Drive: Council Member Van Bramer, Speaker Quinn Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Founder of LIC Lions Club: Marcel Veronneau, CEO Industrial Management & Training.

 Lions Club Establishes Itself in Long Island City.  It's Mission is "TO SERVE". Under long time member, Marcel Veronneau, a Lions Club has started to meet in Long Island City. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Never before shown Architect's proposed design of Hunters Point Library on the East River show here as viewed from Manhattan. (See Video on OurLIC)

Hunters Point Library on the East River is included in Queens State of the Borough Address by Helen Marshall, 1/25/2011 State of the Borough Address by Helen Marshall, President of the Borough of Queens Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Proposal for The Paint Factory as Applicant Anable Beach, Inc. Seeking an On Premises Liquor License at 45-40 Vernon Boulevard, LIC, NY.

Public Meeting  on Alcohol Beverage License Applications; Monday November 1, 2010; 6:30 PM at Waterfront Crabhouse Eight Applications to be Presented. Public Views on Licenses to be Heard. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Cultural Arts Series Begins at St. Mary's with Art Exhibition Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Community Board Letter to State Liquor License Authority

Community Board ALERT: Community Board #2 Chairman,  Joe Conley, EMPHASIZES THE NEED TO DEFEAT  a Proposal for a Liquor License for an ADULT ESTABLISHMENT Site at 42-50 21st Street, Long Island City, NY GLC ENTERTAINMENT CORP. - Application To NYS Liquor Authority ("SLA") for On-Premises Retail Consumption License For Proposed ADULT ESTABLISHMENT At 42-50 21st Street, Long Island City, NY - SLA Serial No. 1225292 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


US Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

$30 Billion made Available by the Small Business Jobs Act Signed on September 27th. Here is a summary from Congress outlining the possible opportunities for small business created by the Small Business Jobs Act. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L) Father Mulqueen (R) Rev. Ralph Barile. St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. Long Island City

St. Mary's Annual Procession 9/12/2010 Annual Mass and Procession of Our Lady of Sorrows. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Street Renaming - Nicolas A. Nowillo Place at the corner of  Crescent Street and 40th Avenue in Long Island City 9/4/2010 Street named Nicholas Nowillo Place, after a Good Samaritan and immigrant from Ecuador who was an active volunteer improving Long Island City. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


OurLIC Real Estate MARKETPLACE

OurLIC has launched a UNIQUE, new Real Estate MARKETPLACE and Search Engine. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Owners of Testacchio Ristorante and La Fraschetta at the Gantries

Testaccio Opens "La Fraschetta" - Testaccio At The Gantries Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Trapeze training

A Surprise Look Inside Circus Warehouse. Trapeze and other skills for today's modern circus are trained in a warehouse located in Long Island City....on the other side of the tracks. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Mayor Michael Bloomberg

108th Precinct Hosted the 2010 Night Out Against Crime August 3rd Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Michael Gianaris, New York State Assemblyman and Democratic Party Candidate for New York State Senate

Conversation with Michael Gianaris, District 36 (Astoria) Assemblymember, and Democratic Party Candidate for New York State Senate District 12 Candidate for New York State Senate for the 12th District including Long Island City Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


REPORT: Queens Library and Cultural Center at Hunters Point 'The Library on the River' Friends of the Queens Library & Cultural Center at Hunters Point 'the library on the river' Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Tony Vaccaro

Tony Vaccaro in the New York Times: Upcoming Exhibition "Jackson and Lee, August 1953" Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Gayle Baron, Executive Director of LICBID and President of LICBDC

Executive Director's Report, Long Island City BID, by Gayle Baron 6/29/2010 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Preeti Davidson, Director of Development, The Legal Aid Society of New York; in her Manhattan office near the South Street Seaport.

Preeti Davidson Leads Event that Raises $2.3 Million for The Legal Aid Society of New York Long Island City's Preeti Davidson, Director of Development for The Legal Aid Society of New York, helps raise $2.3 Million at an event that honors two prominent NYC couples. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Queens Chamber of Commerce hosts "Queens Business EXPO 2010" Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Dazies Restaurant

Queens Taste of The World Celebrated Diversity in the Borough Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


US Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

US Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Meets with Community at Reception Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Joseph Moinian, CEO of The Moinian Group

SPECIAL REPORT: New York City Residential, Development, Design and Construction 2014 Panel Discussion September 26, 2013 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Diana Reyna, Chair of New York City Council's Committee on Small Business [ SPECIAL RECEPTION AND MEETING May 16, 2013: Meet with Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce ]

Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Meets to Assist Government with Regulation Reform for Small Business

City Council Member Diana Reyna Speaks.  VIDEO WITH ARTICLE NY City Council Member Diana Reyna, Chair of Small Business Committee meets with a Newly Formed Council of Chambers of Commerce in NYC Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


LIC's Guardian Data Destruction truck parked on 14th Street in Manhattan to help those without power.

Long Island City's Guardian Data Destruction Helps Over 1,000 Recharge Cell Phones in Lower Manhattan Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


MTA ADVISORY NOTICE: 7 Subway Interruptions Scheduled for the 7 line between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza on five weekends this fall. The next service diversions are scheduled for the October 6-8, October 20-22, October 27-29, November 10-12 and November 17-19, 2012 weekends. On these weekends, there will be no 7 line subway service between the Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza stations from 12:01 a.m. on Saturday to 5 a.m. on Monday. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Ear to the Ground: Scoping out Pain D’avignon in LIC Pain D'Avignon Bakery Moves Into New Long Island City Location...Breads and Rolls Galore! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Elected Official Discusses Ways The State Can Help Small Businesses Boom Visit to Entrepreneurs Space Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Public Meeting Notice:  Liquor Licenses Applications for Premises within the Hunters Point Area - August 3, 2011 Community Board #2 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Free Same-Sex Wedding Reception Up for Grabs in the garden at Molly Blooms in Sunnyside Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Court Square Municipal Garage is hidden, with no signage pointing the way to the location.

SPECIAL REPORT: Study of Court Square Municipal Garage Area Showing absence of signage for Municipal Garage Parking Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Real Estate Panel for Long Island City

Real Estate Panelists Highlight a More Intimate Community and Better "QUALITY OF LIFE" in Long Island City, Indicating an Underlying Shift Panel of Jet Blue, Related, and Daily News Express Views of Long Island City Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Glenn Laga, President, Guardian Data Destruction. Independent Contributor to OurLIC for Business and Technology

Half of all Businesses Don't Erase Sensitive Data Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Taste of LIC at Grantry Plaza, Last Night 6/7/2011 One Night Only! FIFTY RESTAURANTS - ONE HUNDRED LOCAL BUSINESSES Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


OurLIC OFFICIAL STOP WATCH TEST:  It is OFFICIAL...3 minutes 13 Seconds from Grand Central Station to Long Island City. 5/9/2011 Long Island City is at the EPICENTER of New York City Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Resident of Long Island City speaks out at monthly 108th Community Council meeting

Arrest Made by 108th Precinct in Auto Break In Incidents on 46th Road Long Island City resident stirs action with photographs shown to Commanding Officer at 108th Community Council April meeting. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Masa Madre Pizza dough being formed by Mo at Foodcellar Market & Eatery

Making Extraordinary Pizza in Long Island City ~ Masa Madre style at the Foodcellar Market & Eatery All Pizza is not created equal. We sometimes take our favorite pizza for granted. Foodcellar's pizza man, Mo, shows us how they do it. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer honors local leaders in his first Black History Month Awards Ceremony held in Jacob Riis Settlement House in Long Island City. (From Left to Right: Honorees Marion Jeffries, Astoria/LIC NAACP President; NY1 Queens Anchor R

Master of Ceremonies, Our Own Community Leader and City Council Member, Jimmy Van Bramer, Honors Black Community Leaders with Charm, Sense of Humor, and Graceful Dance! We've Come a Long Way....Celebrating Black History Month...Well, it just doesn't Get Any Better than watching Council Member Van Bramer Dancing with the Star Seniors Shakers of Queensbridge....and Honoring the Best of the Best! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Community Board #2 Newsletter Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Bill Gallo Illustration of a proposed Statue commemorating the famous Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier Fight on March 8, 1971.

Statue Commemorating the Famous March 8, 1971 Ali vs. Frazier Fight for Long Island City? March 8th 2011 is the 40th Anniversary of the famous Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier Fight, fought in Madison Square Garden. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Helen B. Marshall, Queens Borough President

BACKGROUND: Queens Economic Development Leadership Council Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Paule Aboite - Actor and Singer performs in Harlem On My Mind

'Harlem on My Mind':  A Performance at Queens Library Long Island City 2/12/2011 Queens Library Long Island City on 21st Street presents Harlem on My Mind Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Testaccio New Year's Eve 2011

Testaccio New Year's Eve Party 2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Peter Phelan, Vauxhall Motors. Boxing Team

HISTORY: International Boxing Matches Upstairs at The Waterfront Crabhouse in the 1990's Interview with Peter Phelan, Vauxhall Motors, UK Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L) Carlo Bordone, Testaccio Ristorante (R) John Belo, Kaplon Belo, Affiliates

Corner-to-Corner Smiles Tell the Story at the LICBDC Annual Exposition 2010 Happy Faces Tell the Story! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


MoMA PS1's "MOVE!" Shifts Art and the Canvas to YOU...signaling an Age of Individual, Interactive Expressionism  that is influenced by the past fifteen years of the Digital Revolution. Once again, MoMA PS1 has taken a bold new look at Contemporary Art. This time, through an interactive exhibition, it brings talent and art together in individual expressions from fabric to face. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer

Multiple Community and City Agencies Participate in a  Town Hall Meeting held by Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer Over 100 Residents and Community Organization Leaders Participated Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Seminar:  Financial Fraud Prevention Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Hmmmmmmmm.......Mallard Filmore on The New York Times. Originally appearing in September 25, 2010 NYT. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Swain Weiner; Vice President of Sales, Massey Knakal Realty Services. Licensed Associate Broker

Queens Real Estate Market May Be Picking Up Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Madera Cuban Grill

Madera Cuban Grill Offering Specials, Live Music, Wine Tastings, and Happy Hour to Attract Customers...and Keep them Coming Back. Warm and Friendly, Madera Cuban Grill is Growing a Strong Following. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Councilmember Van Bramer Posts a New Newsletter for Novermber 2010 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Elizabeth and Matt Quigley

Neighborhood Party Celebrates Christmas Holiday Season Matt and Elizabeth Quigley, and the Pfohl family owners of Plaxall, opened the TOP OF HUNTERS POINT PLAZA for an old fashioned neighborhood Christmas Party. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Anable Basin Bar & Grill

Anable Basin Bar & Grill Opens on Waterfront in Long Island CIty Just at the end of 44th Drive, the owner plans to offer moorings and sailing instruction. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


The Floating Hospital, Long Island City

SPECIAL REPORT: Inside The Floating Hospital. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Citigroup Sued by 6 Women Alleging Gender Bias The women are seeking class action status for women currently and formerly employed at Citigroup at levels including managing director, director, vice president, assistant vice president, associate and analyst, between February 2006 and the present. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Pass Kontrol performed on June 29th.

 Rocking at Gantry Park, Outdoor Concert 6/29/2010 Live Performance Attracts Residents of All Ages. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Queen Plaza Improvement

$76 Million Public Investment Planned:  NYCEDC Presents Update of Queens Plaza Improvements at Annual BID Meeting Tracy Sayegh Gabriel, Vice President, Development, NYCEDC Presented a Status Report of The Queens Plaza Improvements to the Membership of the Business Improvement District for Long Island City. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Cranky*s Cafe

Taste of LIC 2010 is a Breathtaking Event for Long Island City The Chocolate Factory has a hit! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Vadim Nosskov, a CROSSFIT Certified Trainer, and his wife Olga.

CROSSFIT: Hidden Behind the Large Garage Doors of Long Island City. It is not manufacturing, and it is not a contractor. CROSSFIT of Long Island City is a fitness "center" and is one of the companies that you will find in the retro-fitted space along the Roads and Avenues of Long Island City. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Sunnyside re-zoning public meeting

Sunnyside Woodside re-zoning meeting Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Mayor Bloomberg Praises Bishop Mitchell Taylor and ERDA as a Success Story.

Mayor Bloomberg Praises Bishop Mitchell Taylor and ERDA as Success during his Keynote Speech at it's Annual GALA. 10/24/2013 ERDA Announces "UPWARD BOUND" and John Catsimatidis as new Chair of President's Circle Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Mayor's Office Announces New Programs that Assist Small Business at Meeting 10/22/2013 New York City BUSINESS Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Catsimatidis tells NY1's Shelly Goldberg that "It is important to teach kids today to achieve all of their emotions.  If we teach them to love, I think we would have less violence in this world." Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Queens COSTCO on Vernon Blvd in Astoria, Long Island City

COSTCO Queens offers discounted Sacs Place GIFT Certificate. LIMITED TIME Members buy four $25.00 Gift Certificates for $50.00 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


David Thorpe, President, East River Development Alliance (ERDA) Merchants Association

OurLIC CONVERSATION: David Thorpe, President of ERDA's Merchant Association.  Tourism Survey 2013 The East River Development Alliance's Merchant Association conducted an important survey of over 100 Long Island City hotel guests visiting the community. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L) Peter Vallone, Snr (R) Tony Meloni, Candidate for NYC City Council

Peter Vallone, Sr. Endorses Tony Meloni as Candidate for NYC Council City Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr. has reached his term limit and will not be running again. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Roy Hastick, President, Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry

OurLIC SPECIAL REPORT: Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry If you or your company have a relationship with the Caribbean, or want to, this is an organization you need to know about. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


EXPO and Seminar for Small Business Financing at Laguardia Community College

Seminar: Long Island City Financing Expo for Small Business Owner The Small Business Development Center organizes an excellent EXPO and Seminar to update small business owners on financing in today's market Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Seth Bornstein, Executive Director, Queens Economic Development Corporation, addresses the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce.

Queens Economic Development Corporation Presents to the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Seth Bornstein, Executive Director of QEDC, and Katheryn Gregory, The Entrepreneur's Space present to the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Queens Library Gala 2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Community Board #2 October 2011 Meeting Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


SPECIAL REPORT: Special NYC Regional Economic Development Council Meets 10/4/2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Traditional Transylvanian / Hungarian Chimney Cakes Come to Long Island City Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Seminar: Retail Marketing Marketing Panel for Restaurants and Retail Businesses Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Valarie D'Elia, 'Travel with Val' and authority on tourism crosses the East River on the East River Ferry to Long Island City

Behind the Scenes: Valarie D'Elia comes to Long Island City to Report on Tourism for "Travel with Val" Tourists Find Long Island City A Great Alternative To Manhattan Madness segment by Valarie D'Elia aired on NY1 September 15th and 19th "Travel with Val". Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Block Party on 47th Road at Vernon Blvr July 23, 2011

Summer Fun Block Party 2011: LIC Residents Beat the Heat with an Americana Style Happening on 47th Road in Long Island City Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Documentary “CYPRUS IN THE SILK ROUTES” presented at Stathakion Cultural Center, Astoria 2/18/2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Tom Cogan, Reporter, Queens Gazettte

OurLIC CONVERSATION: Tom Cogan, News Reporter for Queens Gazette Tom's life, views, and thoughts about his work for the Queens Gazette. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L) George Kaufman (R) Hal Rosenbluth

Museum of the Moving Image Dedicates New Outdoor Courtyard, to be Named for Philanthropist and Museum Trustee George S. Kaufman

FULL VIDEO of dedication ceremony with this article. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Have FUN....and Support Your Local Merchants Block Party Sponsored by ERDA 6/15/2013 The 3rd Annual ERDA Merchants Association Features Bishop Mitchell Taylor, Food, a Magician, Information, and Fun! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Gus Prentzas, candidate for NYC City Council 6/13/2013

OURLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION:  Gus Prentzas.  First Press Interview as Candidate for City Council, Astoria District 22 Gus Prentzas, a 30th Avenue business owner and Queens Community Board #1 Member, steps up to run for City Council District 22, Astoria. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Scott Stringer, President of Borough of Manhattan, Candidate for NYC Comptroller, Speaking at Hunters Point Civic Association, Long Island City. 6/11/2013

Scott Stringer, President, Borough of Manhattan, Candidate for NYC Comptroller, says Unresolved Union Contracts with City Workers are the most Critical Issue Facing the City Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Peter Vallone. Jr. NYC Council Member ~ Candidate for President of Borough of Queens ~ speaks at Hunters Point Civic Association. 6/11/2013

Peter Vallone Jr., Candidate for Queens Borough President, Meets with Hunters Point Civic Association 6/11/2013 Vallone says he wants to change the way Queens Borough President does things. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Cisco recruits from Information Technology High School in Long Island City

Local Companies participate in CAREER DAY 2013 at Information Technology High School in Long Island City 5/31/2013 Arthur Rosenfield, President of Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce, offers thoughts to students on being 'COMPETITIVE and RELEVANT' during his Keynote Speech. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NY Governor Cuomo

Governor Cuomo Announces Commissions To Improve New York State's Emergency Preparedness And Response Capabilities, And Strengthen The State’s Infrastructure To Withstand Natural Disasters Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Queens Restaurant Week 2012 - Some restaurants extend period of offer. Please check.

Queens Restaurant Week 2012 is in Full Swing Restaurant in Long Island City / Astoria / Sunnyside / Woodside are making excellent offers. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Jack Sundquist, among the most critically-acclaimed of all long time Long Island City-based artists

Jack Sundquist to Exhibit at MATTED LIC

  Opening of Omnibus: Diverse Images of a Fragmented World December 8th Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Astoria Performing Arts Center presents world premier of an Ashlin Halfnight play at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Astoria

OurLIC THEATRE REVIEW: APAC's A Hard Wall At High Speed, World Premiere, Nov. 3. Casting is brilliant. An immensely important message. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Long Island City Based Guardian Data Destruction Expands to Texas Guardian Data Destruction expands coverage with new office in Dallas Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Stere Farmache, President Bucharest Stock Exchange

OurLIC Exclusive Video Interview: Stere Farmache, President of Bucharest Stock Exchange While Eurozone struggles with debt, why does Romania have only 5% unemployment? Why is the debt low? Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Fiorello H. LaGuardia -1882-1947

LaGuardia Community College Celebrates 40th Anniversary The school was build under NYC Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia from old factory buildings, and now plays an essential role in the community, as well as a support system for businesses. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Tony Vaccaro, Photographer.

The Twin Towers Through the Lens of Tony Vaccaro Tony Vaccaro shares the story of his special relationship with the The World Trade Center, the architect who designed them, and the meaning of their original design. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


FOCUS REPORT: Sunnyside Gets a Brighter Future! DOT Changes Regulations for Parking in Sunnyside. Pending Changes also in Long Island City in Queensboro Plaza area. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


LIC High School Class of 1961 Celebrates 50th Reunion American Bandstand Generation Returns to Long Island City for their 50th High School Reunion. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


CUNY Business Forums Highlights Successful Entrepreneurs Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Lions Club and The Floating Hospital planned 'Community Van Service' to serve medical care needs of residents of Hunters Point, Dutch Kills, and Astoria.

Community Van Service to Increase Access to Medical Care at The Floating Hospital The Lions Club of Long Island City and Astoria Gets Behind The Floating Hospital Community Van Service Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Alexandru Cujba, Ambassador Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of The Republic of Moldova to the United Nations

Moldova Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Independence...in Sunnyside. Bucharest Restaurant in Sunnyside hosts several hundred. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


US Credit Downgrading and Recent Views on the Economy and Long Island City Opportunities Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


A Taste of Foodcellar Celebrated it's 3rd Anniversary August 11, 2011 with "Customer Appreciation".

Taste of Foodcellar: Hundreds from The LIC Community Joined over 40 Vendors to Celebrated The Foodcellar Market's 3rd Anniversary Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Sunnyside - Woodside Zoning Change Approved Sunnyside and Woodside are vibrant and diverse neighborhoods in western Queens stretching from 39th Street to the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) from west to east and from Broadway to the Long Island Expressway/BQE from north to south. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Our Long Island City Side of the East River is Very Enticing Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Ciaran Staunton, owner of Molly Blooms, talks with OurLIC about his vision for improving Queens Blvd for Sunnyside residents and merchants

OurLIC Video Conversation:  Ciaran Staunton; Molly Blooms, and The Queens Blvd Merchant's Initiative  7/1/2011 Ciaran Staunton, owner of Molly Blooms, talks with OurLIC about his vision for improving Queens Blvd for Sunnyside residents and merchants. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


MTA says 'You can get there from here' in poster located at 53rd Street E, Manhattan E Subway stop.

MTA Promotes 'Long Island City is Open for Business' during Weekend Shutdown of 7 Subway. You can get there from here. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L-R) Dan Hendrick and Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer (Photograph courtesy of Jimmy Van Bramer)

Statement From Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer & Dan Hendrick On Marriage Equality Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Resident of Dutch Kills takes a stand with a strong message for Mayor Bloomberg.

Queens Library Delivers 90,000 Signatures and Post Cards to Mayor Bloomberg who says he plans to cut $23 million from the Library Budget. Dutch Kills resident sends a message to Mayor Bloomberg: "TO DUMP THE LIBRARY IN THE NAME OF BUDGET CUTS IS LIKE BURNING DOWN YOUR HOUSE TO SAVE ON THE ELECTRIC BILL" Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

NY DAILY NEWS: Rampant Parking Placard Abuse in Long Island City Causing Problems for Businesses and Residents ARTICLE COURTESY OF NY DAILY NEWS. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Mort Zuckerman Speaks at Queens Chamber of Commerce Breakfast 5/24/2011

The Queens Chamber of Commerce Holds its Annual Exposition and Breakfast at Citi Field 5/24/2011 Over 100 Exhibitors participated in the Queens Chamber Exposition Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L-R) Mr & Mr. Joshua Lambert, Honorees, Rivka Wineberg and husband Rabbi Zev Wineberg, Michael Sais, Chief of Staff representing Michael Gianaris.

Chabad of LIC - Astoria Honors Two Couples at Benefit to Celebrate its Six Years of Service to the Community 6/14/2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Storage Deluxe, Member of ERDA Merchants Alliance, serves pop-corn at the Block Party 6/18/2011

People Having Fun at ERDA Merchants Association 1st Annual Block Party 6/18/2011 ERDA organizes Merchant Association to strengthen community, residents, business, and to support job growth in LIC Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Hal Lenox, President, ATT - New York addresses Queens Chamber of Commerce

AT&T Outlines Network, Community Support in Queens Plans Include Adding More Mobile Broadband Capacity Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney welcomes Hunters Point Long Island City passengers onto the Ferry about to make its first crossing to Manhattan.

East River Ferry Connecting Long Island City with Brooklyn and Manhattan Started Today,  6/13/2011 Scheduled Ferry service is regular, and runs early in the morning through 9:00 PM Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Woodside Views Establishing a Business Improvement District (BID) Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Dutch Kills Civic Association President Jerry Walsh

Dutch Kills Civic Association Meeting 5/9/2011 NYCEDC Presents Status of Millstones Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Al Volpe, advocate for Skillman Avenue, resident of Woodside, Community Board #2 Member at La Marjolaine Bakery & Pastry

Conversation with Al Volpe, Champion of Skillman Ave. and Community Board #2 Member Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Sheila Lewandowski, Executive Director of The Chocolate Factory, produces Taste of LIC.

Taste of LIC 2011. Long Island City is HOT!  Just read the faces. Queens Borough President Helen Marshall says "Guess what everybody. The Secret is out. Long Island City is HOT!" Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NYC HOG "Bikers Against Breast Cancer" Long Island City 6/5/2011

Over 500 Harleys Thundered Through Queens as Bikers  Ride Against Breast Cancer 6/5/2011 New York City Harley Owners Group (HOGS) 18th Annual "Bikers Ride Against Breast Cancer" Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Tony Vaccaro, Photographer and photo-journalist, opens Exhibition at Matted in Long Island City 5/12/2011

Tony Vaccaro Opens Exhibition of His Photography 5/12/2011 Tony Vaccaro, Always Ready! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


New logo and identity for Long Island City Partnership

"Long Island City Partnership" is Announced. Former LICBDC and BID is merged. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L) Marcel Veranneau, LIC/Astoria Lions Club and Industrial Management and Training Institute (R) Ruth Schlossman, LCSW Senior Director

Queens Advisory Board of VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired  Celebrated  85 Years of Service at its 27th Annual Luncheon. May 11, 2011 Honorees include Debra Markell-Kleinert, Community Board #2; Lilly Gavin, Dazies Restaurant, Marcel Veranneau, Long Island City Lions Club and Industrial Management and Training Institute Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Angel Gil Orrios, Producer. Thalia Spanish Theatre

"No Problemo Amigo" at Thalia Spanish Theatre Opening Night is a SMASH!. Plays thru June 19th. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Town Hall Meeting: Hunters Point South Development, May 24, 2011

Town Hall Meeting: Hunters Point South Development City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer invites you to a Town Hall Meeting Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Daily News May 19, 2011 establishing a Long Island City Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Daily News taken at Court Square Place Conference

Long Island City Chamber of Commerce to be Formed Motion Passed. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Council Member Van Bramer Joins With Community to Demand the MTA Improve 7 Train Service Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Testaccio Ristorante's Chef, Ivan Beacco, Recognized as One of 40 Great Chefs Worldwide by Mondo Lambrusco Chef Ivan to prepare special menu item. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Jack Friedman, Executive Director, Queens Chamber of Commerce

OurLIC Video CONVERSATION with Jack Friedman, Executive Director of The Queens Chamber of Commerce 4/11/2011 Having Jack Friedman as the Chief Champion and Advocate for Queens Businesses is a Good Thing! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Tom Fox points to the location where he has proposed a new Taxi Beach that has not been approved by NYCEDC

OurLIC CONVERSATION with Tom Fox.  Residents and Fox Hope to Convince the Mayor's Office to Review and Approve Water Taxi Beach for Long Island City for Another Season. Tom Fox has a plan...and Bea Murphy has a petition Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Jeff Blath, Founder of ALOBAR, proudly shows off his restaurant due to open on Vernon Blvd in Long Island City

ALOBAR: A Restaurant Ready to Open.  Jeff Blath Proudly Shows off Progress at his Pride and Joy on Vernon Blvd in Long Island City 4/18/2011 New Business Acceleration Team from Deputy Mayor Steel's Office helps to get ALOBAR Open ASAP. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Jake Zaske, Pastor of Skyline City Church Long Island City

CONVERSATION with Pastor Jake Zaske: Skyline City Church Builds a Congregation and Contributes to the Development of a "Community" Spirit in Long Island City 4/17/2011 The Skyline City Church has fundamental values that originate from the Christian faith. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


YMCA Healthy Kids Day in Long Island City

Families Gathered at the Long Island City YMCA for YMCA Healthy Kids® Day 4/16/2011 Unlocking Your Potential at the Long Island City YMCA! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Letter from Assembly Member Cathy Nolan regarding 2011 New York State Budget

Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan: Budget reduces sharp cuts to NYC seniors and working families Letter from Assembly Member Nolan Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


!00+ Exhibitors. Meet New Contacts. Attract new customers. Identify emerging opportunities.

Queens Chamber of Commerce set to Host the Annual "Queens Business Breakfast and EXPO 2011" at Citi Field May A Business Opportunity for All Queens companies that want to grow. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Charles Marburg, Exhibition at Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long Island City

OurLIC Conversations with Artists: Charles Marburg makes "Connections" with All of us by Giving Each of his Paintings a Life of its Own Charles Marburg is Exhibiting at Jeffrey Leder Gallery in Long Island City through April 30, 2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Long Island City Arts Open May 14-22, 2011

Long Island City Art, Business, and Media Community Unite Behind New LIC ARTS OPEN Set for May 14-22, 2011 Scheduled to span nine days including two weekends, LIC ARTS OPEN seeks to promote the growing performing arts, film, and other venues as well as the artist open studios scheduled for May 14 - 22. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Joe Conley presides as Chair, Community Board 2, and makes several community announcements.

Community Board Rejects Developer's Request to Modify Parking Agreement to Reduce Spaces 4/7/2011 Developers of Gotham Center request amendment to reduce pre-agreed parking space requirement from 1,050 to 550. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


East River Ferry Schedule Starting June 13, 2011

New Details Of East River Ferry Service Announced. Service Starts 7:00 AM on Monday 6/13 Council Speaker Quinn And NYCEDC President Pinsky Announce New Details Launch Scheduled for June 13, First Twelve Days of Service Free of Charge for All Riders Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


OurLIC Introduces SCORE Mentors to Long Island City Businesses at VIP Luncheon and Mini-Seminar 4/6/2011 Executives and Entrepreneurs Meet with SCORE Associates Mentors Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Aravella Simotas, State Assembly Member. Speaks to Gathering at LICBDC Breakfast to Introduce her Agenda. 4/7/2011

Aravella Simotas, NY State Assembly Member,  Speaks to Gathering of LIC Business and Community Leaders 4/7/2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(R-L) Joe Conley, Chair Community Board #2, Edward Babor, District Representative for US Representative Carolyn Maloney ; Jimmy Van Bramer, City Council Member; Michael Gianaris, New York State Senator

Immediate Action is Called by Community Leaders who Joined to Say to the State of New York:  "RESCIND the License"   4/7/2011 A license for an asphalt recycling plant was granted by the State of New York without a public hearing, without acceptable community notice, and without making required environmental impact study available for review by the community. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Peter Vallone Jr., City Council Member District 22. Celebrates his 50th Birthday

A Jammin' Peter Vallone Jr. and Family Celebrate his 50th Birthday.  3/31/2011 City Council Member, Peter Vallone Jr., celebrated his 50th with a LIVE PERFOMANCE by 'The Vallone Brothers PLUS' at a ROCKIN' PARTY in Astoria...with SPECIAL guest on the drums: Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Arthur Rosenfield, OurLIC, announces new Mini-Seminar and VIP Luncheon series for 2011

OurLIC Announces Mini-Seminar and VIP Luncheon:  "Managing for Growth and Profit: Success Stories and Ideas for Business Improvement " April 6th OurLIC brings leading SCORE Counselors to an Astoria / Long Island City VIP Luncheon to talk with entrepreneurs about their experiences in building companies. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


10th Anniversary of Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) Honoring Hal Rosenbluth, Kaufman Astoria Studios, and Peter Vallone Jr. City Council Member District 22

Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) Honors Hal Rosenbluth, Kaufman Astoria Studios; and City Council Member Peter Vallone Jr. Rosenbluth says that the arts are necessary and basic to a thriving community and economic stability. He fears the impact of budget cuts that could affect the arts and culture throughout Astoria and greater Long Island City. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Robert Heaney, alumni student of school PS1 grade 1 -6 (1955-1962) who returns to MoMA PS1 for first visit. 3/18/2011

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: Robert Heaney, alumni student of PS1 grade 1 - 6 (1955-1962), returns to MoMA PS1 for first visit to the Museum. 3/18/2011 Bob Heaney, Flushing, walks through his old PS1 classrooms after 40 years to see them as a world class Museum for the first time. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


letter from Queens Borough DOT Commission Maura McCarthy, dated February 25, 2011 and received March 1st

New Traffic Signal for Dangerous Intersection at Vernon Blvd and 47th Rd. ~ Sal Anzalone Plaza Hats off to Andrew and Rosemary Anzalone, who pushed for Safety, and Community Board #2 that gave them support. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Joe Conley presides as Chair, Community Board 2, and makes several community announcements.

Community Board #2 March Meeting 3/3/2011 Speaker Christine Quinn, Reviews 'State of the City' with Queens Community Board #2, and interacts with Community Board Members Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


James L. Muyskens, President, Queens College, City University of New York

The Future of the Development of Queens was the Topic at CUNY Business Forum 3/4/2011 Long Island City, Jamaica, Flushing, Ridgewood, and the Rockaways are Profiled Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Long Island City / Astoria Lions Club Blood Drive held at Avalon Riverview North 2/28/2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


New York City Council Members being sworn is as a new Chapter of Friends of the Library

New York City Council Members Become "Friends of Queens Library" Chapter Queens Borough President Swears in City Council Members as "Friends of Queens Library" at the Long Island City Branch

Speaker Quinn Announces Private/Public Partnership to Donate Books

Van Bramer Donates $1K to Support Buy a Book Campaign

Borough President Marshall Matches Van Bramer’s Contribution Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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Volunteers paint roof white. Photo Courtesy of LICBDC

 The Roofs of Long Island City Special Offer for Roofs of Long Island City Owned by Nonprofits Whose Facilities Have Roofs of At Least 10,000 Square Feet Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(R) Ira Greengerg, President of the Chamber.hHonored Janice Velten Day (L), a postal worker, with a PROCLAMATION

Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Meeting 2/8/2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L to R) Joe Conley, Chair Community Board #2; Joe Kenton, Community Liason for Council Member Van Bramer; Council Member Van Bramer; Dianne Ballek representing Community and NY Assembly Woman Cathy Nolan unite with local residents in Sunnyside to address

Van Bramer Calls for Action to Prevent Citywide Catastrophe through Pipeline Legislation “The preventative and safety measures mandated by this proposed legislation and resolution will help protect our neighborhoods from catastrophe,” said Council Member Van Bramer. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


2011 New York World Police & Fire Games, August 26 - September 5, 2011

2011 World Police & Fire Games Coming to New York City from August 26 through September 5, 2011 Eleven Days of Olympic-like Sports Competition between Police and Fire Departments from 67 Countries. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Burt Sugar, Boxing Writer / Author / Announcer / Historian Speaks to Ring 8 Members 2/15/2011

Boxing Writer / Historian / Announcer Bert Sugar Talks Boxing at Ring 8 in Long Island City 2/15/2011 The man who wrote the famous advertising campaign "N-E-S-T-L-E-S. Nestle's makes the very best" tells lighthearted stories about his career in boxing. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


CIAO America!   'Faccia Tarza' New Bonds with Italy Created by ROMA Soccer Deal / Testaccio Ristorante Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Lovers and Friends in Long Island City for Valentine's Day Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


DI Benedetto DEAL CLOSES IN ITALY...ROMANS SPEAK ENGLISH... Soccer Fans in Long Island City / NYC Get a Boost from Purchase of AS ROMA by Boston Businessman. TESTACCIO Ristorante is virtual home for AS ROMA Club Members for Long Island City / New York City. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Tony Miller's Hotel, named after its popular proprietor, was constructed as a three-story building in 1881 and for the next 25 years anybody who was anybody important appeared there. Now, The Waterfront Crabhouse

Putting The New Hunters Point South Complex in Perspective for its Historical Location History and The Waterfront Crabhouse Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Entry; Newly Unveiled Design for Hunter’s Point South, Queens copyright SHoP Architects

Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Development Plan for Hunters Point South. New York City's Largest New Affordable Housing Complex Since the 1970's. Development Team Comprised of Phipps Houses, Related Companies and Monadnock Construction Selected to Build $360 Million Mixed-use Development on the Queens Waterfront At Least 75 Percent of the More than 900 Residential Units of Phase One to be Permanently Income-Targeted, Up from 60 Percent Originally Envisioned Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Gayle Baron, President LICBDC

LICBDC Breakfast Connects Long Island City Businesses and Organizations with Newly Elected New York Senator Michael Gianaris, NY Aseembly Member Cathy Nolan, and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer for Lively Discussion Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


VIDEO INTERVIEWS & SPECIAL REPORT: Meet the Entrepreneurs of Entrepreneur's Space. Hear their Stories First Hand Entrepreneur's Space Grand Opening 1/19/2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


INAUGURATION::  US Representative Caroline Maloney, New York State Senator Michael Gianaris, and New York Assemblymember Aravella Simotas  1/20/2011 Elected Officials Inaugurated; then Speak of Austerity, Hopes, and "25 Step" Plans in their Messages to the Queens Community. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Andrea Tovar, entrepreneurial Founder of Bocce's Bakery at Entrepreneur's Space for her first time.

BOCCE Bakes while QEDC Gets Ready to Cut the Ribbon on Entrepreneur's Space. New Commercial Kitchen Incubator is Set to Officially Open Wednesday, January 19th at 4:00 PM Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer at Hearing on Snow Removal January 10, 2011

Van Bramer Gets Answers and Results for Queens Residents at City Council Blizzard Hearing Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Testaccio New Year's Eve 2011

Long Island City Rings in 2011 as Happy People Celebrate in Local Restaurants. A Community of Happy People...Having Fun! Book your reservations for 2012 NOW. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Australian visitors to Long Island City help to bring the New Year in at Lounge 47!

Lounge 47 New Year's Eve Party for the Neighborhood and Australian Visitors Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Waterfront Crabhouse New Year's Eve 2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Madera Cuban Grill New Year's Eve 2011 Celebration Habana Style

Madera Cuban Grill & Steakhouse New Year's Eve Party 2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

The Storm Aftermath and Community Update from City Council Member Van Bramer Release from Jimmy Van Bramer Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Community Board #2 Reviews plans for a restoration of rear porch at Sunnyside Gardens location.

Community Board #2 December 2010 Meeting With a tentative commitment from The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Queens Library at Hunters Point on the East River appears now to have committed funding of over $30 million. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L to R) June Jee, Director, Verizon Foundation's Director of Government and External Affairs; Diana Chapin, Executive Director, Queens Library Foundation; Isabella Persaud & Alexander Persaud, participants in Queens Library's BOOST program. Photo courtes

VERIZON Grant Supports Queens Library Programs, Teen Employment Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Photo of an unplowed roadway in Sunnyside, Queens where a cab was stuck as a result of the unplowed roadway. Photo Courtesy of Office of Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, 26th District

Council Members Outraged At City's Handling of Blizzard Clean-up Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


View over The Borden Avenue Bridge facing East

Alas! The Borden Avenue Bridge has Opened Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Tony Mazzarella with the Boxing Memorabilia at The Waterfront Crabhouse.

Tony Mazzarella - Appointed Honorary  Deputy Commissioner of the New York Athletic Commission Ring 8 Board Member and owner of Long Island City's Waterfront Crabhouse, Tony Mazzarella, was appointed Honorary Deputy Commissioner of the New York Athletic Commission under Melvina Lathan Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Announcement by Veteran Boxers Association Ring 8 of NEW, New York State Boxer's Hall of Fame for Long Island City.

BOXING HALL OF FAME Announced for Long Island City Veteran Boxers Association Ring 8 and New York State Athletic Commissioner announced The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame at the Ring 8 Annual Awards Dinner. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Honorees Joe Frazier (C) and Marvis Frazier (L) recogized for Father / Son Award

Ring 8 ~ The Veteran Boxers Association Annual Awards..PLUS NEWS ITEMS. ANNOUNCEMENT: New York State BOXING HALL OF FAME to be located in Long Island City at the Waterfront Crabhouse. Joe Frazier is its first inductee. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Donna Levinstone, Pastels and Landscapes Exhibition at Jeffrey Leder Gallery

OurLIC Conversations with Artists: Donna Levinstone Defines Sky and Earth in her Exhibit at the New Jeffrey Leder Gallery Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Veterans Boxers Association's Ring 8 Prepares for its Holiday and Awards Ceremony, Sunday December 19th at Russo’s on the Bay The Biggest Names in Boxing Plan to Gather for the 2010 Holiday and Awards Ceremony. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Pat Dorfman, Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce

Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Meeting November 9, 2010 View individual introductions Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L) Gayle Baron, President LICBDC (C) Cathy Nolan, New York State Assembly Member is Honoree. William D. Modell Community Service Award. (R) Gary Kesner, Chairman LICBDC and Executive Vice President Silvercup Studios

New York City Comptroller, John Liu; Assembly Member, Cathy Nolan; Queens Borough President, Helen Marshall; and Gayle Baron, President LICBDC Address Business Community at the LICBDC Annual Luncheon 11/17/2010 New York City Comptroller, John Liu, Luncheon Keynote speaker. NY State Assembly Member Cathy Nolan is Honoree. William D. Modell Community Service Award. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Cranky's Cafe Continues to Bring LIC Innovations.  A Community Networking Event was Offered  at Cranky's on  11/11/2010 Diane Kaldany, a Long Island City Real Estate Agent and Finacial Advisor introduced Kate Gaffin, a Manhattan based Networking professional and coach. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


MTA Capital Construction President, Dr. Michael Horodniceanu

Construction of "East Side Access" by LIRR / MTA will Connect Sunnyside with Grand Central Terminal MTA Capital Construction President, Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, presents status of Plan to link Grand Central with Sunnyside by 2016. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Douglas Elliman's "First-time Homebuyers Seminar" Attracts Over 100 People to IndustryLIC Condominium. 11/14/2010 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Bar Restaurant Proposal as Applicant Cured Hospitality LLC seeking an On Premises Liquor License at 46-42 Vernon Blvd, LIC, NY.

SPECIAL REPORT: Public Meeting of the City Services and Public Safety Committee of Community Board #2 Hear Applicants and Public Comment Regarding Liquor Licenses along Vernon Blvd in Hunters Point. Seven Applications were Presented to the City Services and Public Safety Committee. Public Views on Licenses were Heard. One application was withdrawn. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NYC Marathon 2010 Brings Runners to Cheering Long Island City Crowds along 48th Avenue, Vernon Blvd, and 44th Drive Thousands of Long Island City and Queens residents lined the street to applaud and cheer Marathon runners. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


The NY Art Book Fair 2010

Books and their People:  The NY Art Book Fair 2010 The NY Art Book Fair 2010 at MoMA PS1 Featured over 280 Exhibitors Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Made up as Art from Cheryl. MoMA PS1 MOVE Exhibition 10/31/2010. Watch the video!

LIC Halloween Photos are HERE!! Hundreds of photos are loaded from the Halloween Weekend in LIC. Watch videos of the parade and also the Halloween Dog Party. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


OWN Looks at Long Island City for its  Second Charter School to Open August 2011 Our World Neighborhood Foundation Plans to Open its Second Charter School. Looks for Location in Long Island City. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


An Inside Look at the New Entrepreneur's Incubator. QEDC  opens this Facility with an  Innovative Business Model Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) prepares to open The Entrepreneurs: A Food and Business Incubator in Queens - in Long Island City applying an innovative business model. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Vibrator wins Fan Award for Best Short. Written by Kari Swenson Riely

Long Island City / Astoria Treated to an International Indie Film Festival Over 50 International Indie Films Presented Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Junior proudly points to the "A" RATING awarded by NYC

Junior's Cafe is  Awarded the "A" RATING by New York City  10/15/2010 Junior's Cafe is the 2nd Full Service Restaurant in Long Island City to be Awarded the "A" RATING by New York City, and the 1st on Vernon Blvd. 10/15/2010 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


New York City Emergency Responders Stage Terror Attack at Court Square New York City Resilience: Federal Government Funds FDNY, NYPD, NYPD Counter Terrorist Forces, HazMat, and others for Emergency Preparation at Long Island City Location Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Snow Storm Cripples Parts of Long Island City, Monday Morning 12/27/2010.  More Snow Coming. At 7:00 AM, it was impossible to pass most streets in Long Island City. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Analyst starts coverage of Steve Madden Ltd. Analyst begins coverage of Steve Madden, says brands and distribution will drive growth Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Francisco Valbuena, The Foundling's Queens Regional Director.

Profile: The New York Foundling, Queens Regional Office Located on 47th Avenue in Long Island City, The New York Foundlings Regional Office for Queens Offers Parents and Children a Wide Range of Support Services. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Practical Acupuncture

Practical Acupuncture Opens Community Treatment Clinic in Long Island City Lennox Morris, L.Ac., Graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, offers Community Setting Acupuncture with All Treatments on a Sliding Scale Fees from $30-$55 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Chairman, New York State License Authority, Dennis Rosen

Community Board #2 Prevails. New York State Liquor Authority REJECTS  On-Premise Liquor License Application by GLC ENTERTAINMENT CORP for Adult Entertainment Location on 21st Street After hearing testimony for the applicant, SLA Chairman Dennis Rosen and other Commissioners, supported Community Board #2 and others who strongly urged the SLA to reject the application. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Queens Library At Long Island City (21 Street) Hosts Health Fair

Queens Library Health Fair at Long Island City Branch Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Stacey Hodge, NYC DOT

Seminar:  Trucking and Commercial Fleet Vehicle Services. Presentations by NYC Dept. of Finance, DOT, NYC Business Solutions Transportation Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Walter Hang, President of Toxics Targeting

UPDATE: Why is Governor Cuomo Ignoring This Expert's Report to the Ridgewood Democratic Club in September

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PRESENTATION BY EXPERT: Toxic Danger to New York's Water Supply Due to Natural Gas Drilling (Hydrofracking) Walter Hang, Special guest speaker at Ridgewood Democratic Club Presents "How New York City's Drinking Water Could be Imperiled by Marcellus Shale Gas Hydrofracking." Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Bill Baccaglini; Executive Director, The New York Foundling

SPECIAL REPORT / CONVERSATION:  Bill Baccaglini; Executive Director, The New York Foundling, Discusses Innovation in Child Welfare and the Education System with OurLIC.  9/24/2010 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


La Vuelta is the First Full Service Restaurant in Long Island City to be Awarded "A" by NYC Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Builders vie for NYC waterfront housing project: The Hunter's Point South Site Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Amazon Buys Long Island City's  Online Music Retailer Amie Street Amazon purchases online music store Amie Street in bid to grow its digital download business Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed Change in MTA Fares The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will be holding hearings in September to solicit public comment on fare and toll modifications proposed for implementation on or about January 1, 2011. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

REMINDER: Wednesday November 17th is the  LICBDC Annual Exposition and Award Luncheon Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Both Michelin Guide "Recommended" and ZAGAT Rated

Michelin Guide "Recommended" and ZAGAT RATING for "Sophisticated Dining" are Presented to Testaccio Ristorante, Vernon Blvd, Long Island City Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Big Freedia Performs Dirty South at MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1 Presents New Orleans native Big Freedia,  undisputed "Queen Diva" of Bounce Music, at Saturday Warm Up Performance. 8/28/2010 Big Freedia is the undisputed "Queen Diva" of Bounce Music. The "Warm Up" performance by Big Freedia was a BIG Hit in the Play Yard at the Museum of Modern Art affiliate, MoMA PS1. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


SPECIAL REPORT: Inside MoMA PS1 Warmup and New Art Exhibition Bring a Crowd of NYC's Attractive Young People to Long Island City. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Irene Gennaro, Sculptor

Irene Gennaro, Sculptor and Artist, Exhibiting at LaGuardia Community College. Irene Gennaro: ARCHETYPES: PERSONAL & UNIVERSAL at LaGuardia Community College; August 3rd - September 30th 2010, Address: 31-10; Thompson Avenue, LIC, N.Y. 11101; Phone: 718-482-7200 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


MoMA PS1: Saturday Performances & Exhibitions Bring a Crowd of NYC's Attractive Young People to Long Island City. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Council Member Van Bramer Honors Mother Teresa’s Birthday With A Visit To Hour Children. 8/26/2010

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer celebrated Mother Teresa’s Birthday by helping with the distribution of groceries to families at the Hour Children Food Pantry in Long Island City New York City Council sets aside today as a Day of Service. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Glenn Laga, President, Guardian Data Destruction

Conversation with Glenn Laga, President, Guardian Data Destruction Destruction of data and electronic equipment is now mission critical for every business. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Da Gianni is an intimate restaurant with a delightful patio.

The Patios of Long Island City are Ready for Labor Day Customers Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Linda Gibbs, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services of City of New York

Linda Gibbs, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services of City of New York Keynote Address to the  Long Island City BID Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Turning Point Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Cynthia Davis, Outreach Manager, The Floating Hospital

The Floating Hospital offers Help with Employee Healthcare Management The Floating Hospital Helps with Employee Healthcare Management; Cynthia Davis, Outreach Manager Presentation at ERDA Annual HR Luncheon. 6/22/2010 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


New York UPRISING Announces Seal for Heros of Reform Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Proposed School at Hunters Point South

Public Meeting. Proposed Construction of 1,100-seat intermediate/high school facility at Hunters Point South Location Community Board 2 Holds Public Hearing Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Panelists at LICBDC Real Estate Breakfast

Long Island City Real Estate Meeting and Special Report.  LICBDC Breakfast Panel Long Island City Business Development Corporation brings business leaders together for a special report on the state of the real estate market. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Lifetime Achievement Award. Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation. 10/28/2013

Mayor Giuliani and John Catsimatidis are Honored by Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation.

Catsimatidis says: "Keep Ray Kelly"
Tom Ridge, first Secretary of Homeland Security Awards to:

  • Mayor Giuliani - Lifetime Achievement Award
  • John Catsimatidis - Patriot Award
Full OurLIC Video with this article including John Catsimatidis after receiving the PATRIOT AWARD. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Council Member Van Bramer's Landmark Restaurant Inspection Reform Bill is Passed Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Information Technology High School Kicks off 'FRIENDS OF INFO TECH' at LIC Chamber Meeting. 6/27/2013 Principal Joseph Reed and Three Instructors Present Information Technology High School at Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Meeting Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Kiwanis Annual Awards for NYPD and FDNY NYPD 114 Precinct, NYPD 108 Precinct, and FDNY Battalion 49 Honorees for Valor and Public Service Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


America Recycles Days in Long Island City 2012

America Recycles Day in Long Island City 2012 Yields Estimated 3,500 lbs of eWaste Community residents and businesses bring out electronic equipment to be disposed. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Simotas Introduces Bill to Toughen Rape Law Common-sense legislation addresses miscarriage of justice in Pena case Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Brendan McNulty, President, NY Minute, Long Island City

OurLIC CONVERSATION: Brendan McNulty, President, NY Minute  ~  Extraordinary Growth Continues in 2012 New York Minute moved to Long Island City and discovered an unexpected universe of customers. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Attorney Marc Albert, Astorial. Specializing in personal injury and medical malpractice.

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: Astoria Attorney Marc Albert. Files Class Action Lawsuit Against NFL on behalf of the Players  Recently Settled a $36 Million Catastrophic Windsor Wildcats Bus Accident Claim. Attorney Marc Albert recently moved from Manhattan to establish his Law Office on Steinway Street in Astoria. His professional practice specializes in high profile personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


New Applied Sciences Campus on Roosevelt Island

Historic Partnership to Build a New Applied Sciences Campus on Nearby Roosevelt Island Mayor Bloomberg, Cornell President Skorton And Technion President Lavie Announce Historic Partnership to Build a New Applied Sciences Campus on Roosevelt Island Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Oldest Beer Hall in New York Features One of Largest Christmas Trees in Queens Council Member Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended the second annual tree-lighting ceremony on December 1st Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


OurLIC Video Conversation: Chef Kapitan of ALOBAR Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Bucharest Restaurant DAZZLES! Simply said, Bucharest Restaurant DAZZLES with Romanian authenticity. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Frank Sinatra School for the Arts to Host Multi-Cultural Festival of Performing Arts. Starts Friday Night, November 4th Racquel Miller, Executive Director, New International Center of Diverse Artists explains the Festival Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


LIC Comedy Club for 47-38 Vernon Blvd. Formerly the location for Ethereal, a trendy dress shop.

Public Hearing for Liquor License Application for Premises within Hunters Point M. Wells, The Block Bar & Grill LLC, does not appear for public hearing. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Tony Vaccaro picks figs from his fig tree after hurricane Irene brushes through Long Island City

Figs Survive Historic Hurricane! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Hurricane Update for Long Island City. Video of Evacuation Zone. Update from City Council Member Council Member Van Bramer reminds everyone living in Zone A that the City has ordered a mandatory evacuation by 5:00 PM today. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Hurricane Preparation: AT&T Readies Network, Offers Residents and Business Customers Communication Tips for Hurricane Irene Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Areas Shown in Orange are EVACUTATION ZONE 1. Areas in yellow are EVACUTALTION ZONE 2. NewComers HS and Aviation High School are evacuation centers.

Hurricane Watch: Parts of Long Island City are designated as EVACUATION ZONES New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Janice Velten and Patrice Pfirmann to Marry at Molly Blooms in Sunnyside after 24 Years

Marriage Equality Act: Janice Velten and Patrice Pfirmann to Marry at Molly Blooms in Sunnyside after 24 Years One Lucky Sunnyside Couple Wins a Free Wedding and Reception Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

USA TODAY Reports that Patient gets World's First Artificial Trachea Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Photos of the interior of Gypsy Rose were presented at the Public Hearing of the Community Board #2 6/23/2011

'Build it ...and they will approve!'   Gypsy Rose owners present new, fully built strip club to the Long Island City community. But Wait!! Community says "Not here" and disputes legitimacy of claims made by the applicants. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Benchmarking August 1st Deadline Nears for Building Owners. $500 Fines per Quarter Follow. NYC Requirements. Fines. Deadlines. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Fisher Landau Center for Art Opening Reception for "Legacy", a $50 Million Collection Being Donated to the Whitney Museum. Legacy, an important exhibition of art by well recognized artists Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Lily Gavin, Owner of Dazies Restaurant on Queens Blvd, community leader, and advocate for Sunnyside

Sunnyside Queens Blvd Merchants Initiative Started 6/7/2011 OurLIC Conversation with Lily Gavin, owner of Dazies Restaurant, Queens Blvd, Sunnyside and Community Advocate Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Paul Finnegan, Executive Director, The New York Irish Center

OurLIC Video Conversation: Paul Finnegan; Executive Director, The New York Irish Center Finnegan discusses "The Greatest Generation" Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


FUTURE LOOK: Top Talent Discusses Their Views of Performing Arts and Culture in NYC Today and  Circa 2030. In an extraordinary, open conversation led by Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, top NYC performers, directors, and theater owners share their thoughts about the future of performing arts in NYC in 20 years. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Bill de Blasio

Six NEW Faces of NYC Democratic Party Leadership, What Can Queens Expect... in their Own Words? 18 FULL VIDEO CONVERSATIONS, segments, presentations, and Q&A from six Democratic Party candidates are available with this article. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


The LIC DUCK, or the Yellow Duck, is a permanent sculpture located at the LIC Community Garden on 49th Avenue, between Vernon Blvd & Fifth Street in Long Island City, Queens, New York

The LIC DUCK.   A Sculpture that Everyone Can Love! OurLIC CONVERSATION: Petra Valentova; sculptor, author and creator of the LIC DUCK. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Halloween Costumes at The Blvd in Astoria 2012 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


George Fertitta, CEO, NYC & Co. presnets tourism opportunity at annual BID meeting 6/20/2012. See video with OurLIC NEWS article.

George Fertitta, CEO NYC & Co., Presents View of LIC Tourism Opportunity at BID Annual Meeting 6/20/2012 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(R) Patrice Lee, Owner, April Glass

Open House at Van Bramer HQ...and a Day to Honor Five Queens District 26 Women...Plus Mom. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, visits Queens to recognize Council Member Van Bramer's contributions citywide. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Employer panelist, Les Barnes, London Lennie's Restaurant shares his pleasant discovery and experience.

OurLIC SPECIAL REPORT: Employers Discover New Pool of Extraordinary Talent at VISIONS Seminar  3/20/2012 The enthusiasm was so high for the discovery that before the day was out, an estimated 20 job placement opportunities were identified. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L) Brendan McNulty - New York Minute (R)Renos Kourtides, Alma Bank

LIC / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Introduced Reception for the first Board of Directors for the Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce was held at Penthouse808 Rooftop Restaurant in LIC. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Rocco Sacramone of Astoria’s Trattoria L'incontro

'Eat Heartily' says Rocco Sacramone and Mount Sinai Queens and United Community Civic Association Astoria's Acclaimed Chef, Rocco Sacramone, prepared special items for 183 people at event promoting 'Eat Heartily'. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Cynthia Davis, The Floating Hospital, Honoree at 2nd Annual Black History Month

NYC City Council Honors Local Long Island City Community Leaders at 2nd Annual Black History Month  Celebration NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer Host Awards Ceremony at Jacob Riis Settlement Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


New members of Long Island City / Astoria Lions Club 2/28/2012

 "Community is what we make it " ~ Lions Club of LIC and Astoria has Mission that Attracts New Members Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. The 1.35 million members of their volunteer organization in 206 countries and geographic areas are different in many ways, but share a core belief – community is what we make it. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Arana Hankin, appointed President of Queens West Development Corporation February 22, 2012

Board of Queens West Development Corp Appoints New President and Discusses Innovative Remediation at Parcel 8 for Queens Library on East River

Queens Library Receives Certificate of Completion by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)
Arana Hankin named President of Queens West Development Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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Young Professionals Show Support for Simotas City Council Speaker, Queens Electeds Headline Reception Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Who's in the 2012 Men of APAC Calendar? The original plan was to announce the models at the holiday party on Monday, Dec. 12th at DiWine. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Plans to Convert Astoria Park’s Diving Pool into Outdoor Performance Space to be Announced Council Member Vallone and Queens Parks Commissioner Lewandowski Announce Plans to Covert Astoria Park’s Diving Pool into Outdoor Performance Space Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Simotas Honored by Hellenic Professional Women

Simotas Honored by Hellenic Professional Women Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Seniors With A Passion For Photography QCSW Photo Exhibit Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Council Member Van Bramer Urges Donations Following Annoucement of Food Pantries' Need Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Howard Lederer, HBO Official

Harold Lederman, World Famous Boxing Judge on HBO, Speaks to Boxers and Others at  Ring 8, Waterfront Crabhouse 11/15 Ring 8 Has Big Night. Capacity filled Terrace Garden Room at the Waterfront Crabhouse. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


PS 78Q Fall Festival Saturday, October 22nd · 12pm-3pm · Plaza in front of PS78 – Long Island City, Queens. Wall at the construction site for the Queens Library on the River at Hunters Point. The wall is part of Gantry Plaza State P

PS78Q PTA Offers LIC  Community a Warm, Welcoming Fall Reception.  Parent / Teachers Association Holds Festival for Children and Community at School and Co-ordinate with Fall Festival at Gantry Plaza Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Marriage Equality turns to Marriage REALITY for Janice Velten and Patrice Pfirmann on October 1, 2011 Janice Velten and Patrice Pfirmann ie the knot at Molly Blooms Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


East River at Gantry State Park Plaza in Long Island City at 10:20 am 8/28/2011

RECAP: Hurricane Irene / NYC ~ Long Island City 2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


East River at Gantry State Park Plaza in Long Island City at 10:20 am 8/28/2011

UPDATE: Hurricane Turns to TROPICAL STORM Sunday, 8/28 11:45 AM The National Weather Service Report for Long Island City Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Evacuation Ordered for Zone A in Hunters Point / Long Island City Mayor Bloomberg issues EVACUATION for all buildings between 5th Street and East River Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Captain Powers, Commander of the 108th Precint; (r) Diane Ballek, 108th Community Council and Assistant to NYState Assembly Member Cathy Nolan

108th Precinct Hosted the 2011 Night Out Against Crime Tuesday August 2nd Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Municipal Parking Signs added to Court Square.

DOT Responds Quickly to Special Report on Court Square Municipal Garage Parking Signage Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Captain Powers, Commander of the 108th Precint

108th Precinct will Host the 2011 Night Out Against Crime Tuesday August 2nd Sponsored by the 108th Community Council Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Temporary Construction Detour - Center Blvd/50th Ave Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


'Live at the Gantries' Kicks-off Season with Latin-Jazz Coalition Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Mark Entler, Owner, Uncle Louie G's Italian Ices & Ice Cream - Long Island City.

Sensational!! Ice Cream and Italian Ices Come to Long Island City Mark Entler opens an Uncle Louis G's Italian Ices & Ice Cream on 48th Ave just off of Vernon Blvd Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Rober Walsh, Commissioner of New York City Department of Small Business Services addresses the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce 6/14/2011

Video: Commission Robert Walsh, NYC Department of Small Business Services 6/14/2011 Speaking at the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, Rob Walsh's sincere commitment to small business owners in NYC comes through loud and clear. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NEW YORK STATE SENATE OFFICE OF SENATOR MICHAEL GIANARIS

Senator Gianaris Fights for Air Travelers' Rights Asks TSA officials to investigate strip-searching of elderly women at JFK Airport. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

TONIGHT March 2nd:  Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer has arranged a community meeting with the Commanding Officer, Captain Donald Powers, of the 108th Precinct Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


BOROUGH PRESIDENT MARSHALL TO VISIT NEW YORK IRISH CENTER MARCH 2ND

Borough President Marshall to Visit NEW YORK IRISH CENTER March 2, 2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


A SNOW DAY for the Long Island Railroad Maintenance???

Snow Removal in Long Island City,  Still needs NYC Attention Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

New York City, Times Square New Year's Eve Alert It is a good idea to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Long Island City Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Danielle De Stefano

Danielle De Stefano Candidate for NYC City Council District 22, 2013
Contributor to OurLIC Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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Celebrating 250 Years of the New York City St. Patricks Day Parade book at Opening of Exhibition on 11/29/2011 at New York Irish Center: Author John Ridge

Mayor Bill de Blasio will Boycott New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Frances Luhmann McDonald
OurLIC Contributor, Political Junkie

Frances Luhmann McDonald Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Neighborhood Life on Vernon Blvd

Vernon Blvd Restaurant Week September 15 - September 21 Neighborhood Life on Vernon Blvd Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Office of New Schools Survey for the New Citywide Gifted & Talented School at 30Q300 K-8 School in District 30 (30Q300) beginning in the 2014-2015 school year Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


The Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP), an initiative of the Community Service Society

Learn About Affordable Care Act and How Tax Credits and Penalties May Apply to Your Business. Small Business Owners can learn from LaGuardia Community College program. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


John Liu, Comptroller of the City of New York and Candidate for Mayor addresses Long Island City Business Community at July 18th meeting of the Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce.

John Liu, NYC Comptroller, Looks Under NYC's Hood and Identifies Innovative Shifts in Sources and Uses of City's Capital  7/18/2013 Business leaders respond positively to John Liu, Comptroller and Candidate for Mayor of City of New York Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Happy Birthday America...Astoria Style! Thousands enjoy Astoria Symphony and Fireworks at Astoria Park Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

VIDEO CONVERSATION:  Ronnie Minor, Community Advocate Discusses Hallets Point Development and Astoria House with OurLIC Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


34th Annual Bicycle Race : Astoria Civic Association and City Council Member Peter Vallone Jr.

300 Queens Kids Ride in 34th Annual Children’s Bicycle Race in Astoria Park Astoria Civic Association and City Council Member Peter F. Vallone Jr. hold Bicycle Race for children ages 4 through 11 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Community Board #2 REJECTS Zoning Variance Request by David Wolkoff for a Plan to Develop Property at the Site of the 5Pointz Building. 6/6/2013 Community Board #2 says Wolkoff plan for 5 Pointz lacks proper benefit to the community and compensation to community for the impact of the increased density and stress on the community's infrastructure. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


5Pointz building has become an ICON in Long Island City.

Long Island City Community Listens to David Wolkoff's Plan for 5 Pointz Development at Public Hearing ULURP Application (1301901 ZSQ)
22-44 Jackson Ave (aka 5 Pointz) Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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BluePay, a Top Credit Card Processing Company, to Exhibit at New York Small Business Expo 2013 Leading credit card processor BluePay will support the New York Small Business 2013 Expo on May 16 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO ON MOTHER'S DAY Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Danielle De Steffano, Local Youth Coach, Throws Hat in Ring to Represent Astoria / Jackson Heights District 22 in NYC City Council

Danielle De Stefano, Local Youth Coach, Throws Hat in Ring to Represent Astoria / Jackson Heights District 22 in NYC City Council Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

John Catsimatidis Meets with Greek American Home Owners Association in Astoria. Gets Commitments from Valiotis and Rallis  5/8/2013 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L) Arthur Rosenfield, President, Long Island City Astoria Chamber of Commerce (R) Vasile Badaluta, Owner of Bucharest Restaurant and Romanian Journal

Taste of Romania Brings Together Two Communities. Welcome by Romanian Consul General for New York Taste of Romania Festival, hosted by Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce and Romanian American Chamber of Commerce of New York at Bucharest Restaurant in Sunnyside Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Tiki Bar and Cafe to open at Michael's Cafe, Four Points Sheraton

OURLIC NETWORKING EVENT: The Outside TIKI BAR and CAFE at Michael's will Open Monday, May 13th. There are Extended "Happy Hours". Join us to Celebrate the Launch of OurLIC.TV! Michael's Cafe at Four Points Sheraton Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Liberal Party Executive Director Martin I. Hassner said, "I am confident that the candidacy of John Catsimatidis will be a step towards helping the Liberal Party rebuild on a sound foundation of principles

John Catsimatidis Endorsed for Mayor by the Liberal Party of New York 5/7/2013 Director Martin Hassner Praises Catsimatidis and discusses the Fusion of the Liberal Party with the Republican Candidate Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


The DOE Unilaterally Decided to Place 1,000 Students in 70 High Schools with Selective Programs that Normally Require an Audition Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


City Council Member Peter Vallone Jr. Joins Coalition of Latin American Consul Generals to Discuss Public Safety in Latino Neighborhoods of Queens 5/6/2013 CLACNY is comprised of the 21 Consul Generals from Latin American countries to New York City. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Queens Taste 2013: Fantastic Food, Delightful Drinks and Nonstop Networking with the Borough’s Brightest in an Enthusiastic Environment.  CitiField May 14, 2013 "I look forward to Queens Taste all year," said QEDC Executive Director Seth Bornstein. "It is so fun on so many levels. The food. The drinks. The people. The venue. The celebration." Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Gwenael Apollon, Secretaire General; YMCA Haiti

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: Gwenael Apollon, Secretaire General; YMCA Haiti 5/3/2013 Gwenael Apollon... a man of courage, wisdom, and vision. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Former Governor of Puerto Rico Fortuno, endorses John Catsimatidis for President

Gov. Luis Fortuno Backs Catsimatidis for Mayor Former Gov. of Puerto Rico "Catsimatidis is a true friend of Hispanics" Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Joseph Pistilli Supports Tony Meloni for City Council Member for Astoria Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Immaculate Conception Church has Family Baptisms and Introduces Children to Parish Members 4/28/2013 Tony and Denise Meloni are Parish Team Leaders. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


People's United Bank opens branch inside Stop & Shop in Long Island City

People's United Bank Opens its Third Queens Branch inside Stop & Shop in Long Island City Branch at 48th Street and Northern Blvd will be open seven days a week. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Easing Regulatory Burdens on NYC Small Businesses 4/23/2013

Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Easing Regulatory Burdens on NYC Small Businesses 4/23/2013 Long awaited implementation of Regulatory Review Panel recommendation from 2010 requires city agencies to come back to City Council and Mayor's Office in August 2013 with implementation plans. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


John Catsimatidis, CEO Red Apple Group at his recently acquired METRO OIL in Greenpoint. 4/20/2013

Catsimatidis Steps in and Gives METRO OIL Another Chance. It's a wonderful thing! John Catsimatidis saves 130 jobs at Greenpoint's Metro Oil in purchase from Bankruptcy Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Rich Buceta, Owner and Head Brewer of Singlecut, Astoria

Rich Buceta, Head Brewer and Lead Guitar brews it his way at Singlecut Beersmiths Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


John Catsimatidis, CEO Red Apple Group. Discusses his real estate development portfolio with OurLIC 3/29/2013

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION:  John Catsimatidis, CEO Red Apple Group. Real Estate Investments Catsimatidis talks about his real estate developments, and creating jobs. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Leaders from Roosevelt Island Meet with Long Island City Business Community to Discuss Emerging Relationship Opportunities 3/26/2013 'Their message, however, ran counter to previous ones the chamber has heard, principally because, unlike those promoting the campus or accepting its presumed benefits, they are skeptical of what building the campus will mean to island residents.' writes Tom Cogan of the Queens Gazette 3/38/2013 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Diana Reyna, Chair of New York City Council's Committee on Small Business

OurLIC VIDEO Conversation: Diana Reyna, City Council Member and Chair of New York City Council's Committee on Small Business 'The Small Business Community has a great time to come together to put forth an agenda that is healthy for them. It would be wonderful to understand how every candidate is going to have a small business agenda at the forefront.' Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Joseph Reed, Principal, Information Technology High School. Long Island City, New York

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION & TOUR:  Principal Joseph Reed, Information Technology High School.  Giving Students Access to Opportunity
Making Information Technology High School Competitive and Relevant Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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Golden Gloves SEMIFINALS to Benefit Shareing & Careing. Joseph Pistilli to MC April 4, 2013

Joseph Pistilli to be the Master of Ceremonies of the 86th Annual Semi Finals Golden Gloves benefiting Shareing and Careing on April 4, 2013 Shareing & Careing provides a full range of support services to all whose lives are impacted by breast and other cancers. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Naima Garvin speaks out Against Proposed Changes to Local GIFTED & TALENTED Program

P.S. 122 PTA and Vallone Rally Against Proposed Changes to Local GIFTED & TALENTED Program Naima Garvin Speaks Out along with City Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


PanelistsL American Metropolis

American Metropolis: The Future Development and Construction in NYC Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Lindsay James Soto make an impassioned plea. 'A school without art, music, technology, and a library is a prison....that becomes overcrowed...that is not a school. That is a compusory prison.'

OurLIC FULL VIDEO COVERAGE:  Parent-Teacher Association Rallies Over Department of Education Plans to Modify Gifted & Talented Children Program in District 30 and Specifically PS 122 in Astoria Statement from NYC City Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr. / Candidate for Queens Borough President

OP ED by Tony Meloni. Candidate for NYC City Council

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Emtrepreneurs Space Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

 Entrepreneurs Space, Long Island City's Commercial Kitchen Incubator, Celebrates its 2nd Anniversary Queens Economic Development Corp. celebrates Entrepreneur Space’s second birthday. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L) Hon. Peter F. Vallone, Sr. Chairman of Astoria Civic Association. (R) Veronica M. White, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Veronica M. White, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation; and, Borough Commissioner, Dorothy Lewandowski Speak at Astoria Civic Association 3/5/2013 OurLIC FULL VIDEO Coverage Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


John Catsimatidis. KEYNOTE Speaker. Candidate for Mayor of NYC. Symposium on Valuation Strategies, Long Island City / Astoria Chamber or Commerce February 27 / 28, 2013

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: John Catsimatidis Addresses Community and Education at Symposium in Long Island City Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Community Symposium on "Place Making Economic Development" Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Melinda Katz, former City Council Member, Candidate for Queens Borough President. Meets with Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce 2/21/2013

Melinda Katz, Candidate for Queens Borough President, Meets with Greater Long Island City Business Leaders Candidate for Queens Borough President Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


The Waterfront Crabhouse to Open February 12 at 10:00am Tony Mazzarella and his team have been working hard to get the Waterfront Crabhouse rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


'STOP Alternate Side Parking NOW!' Posted inside a window on Vernon Blvd, Hunters Point.

Community Board #2 Monthly Meeting Hears Growing Feedback from Residents on Alternate Side Parking Proposed for Hunters Point by Department of Sanitation. 2/7/2013 Board agrees to postpone vote until all sides have been heard, and the impact of alternate side of the street parking is fully understood. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


YOU ARE THERE: Five Candidates for NYC Public Advocate Speak at Forum 2/6/2013 The Powhatan and Pocahontas Regular Democratic Club of Queens hosts forum to introduce candidates, and hear responses during Q&A. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Innovative 'Taste of the Foodcellar' Helps Long Island City Residents Improve their Quality of Life.  1/24/2013 'I live across the street.' said one happy resident while tasting Truffle Oil. 'It is awesome'. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Interested parties can receive a copy of the DRAFT PROPOSAL for Long Island City Tourism Project by contacting Arthur Rosenfield at email to Arthur@LICChamber.com

VIDEO COVERAGE: Long Island City Tourism Project Part 2 Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce meets for Part 2 of Plan to Develop Tourism. NY State Senator Michael Gianaris speaks Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


VIDEO COVERAGE: Public Hearing on Outdoor Cafes / Street Cleaning for Hunters Point / 5th Street One-way Proposal Public Hearing and Public Meeting held January 16, 2013 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


CHAMPIONS FOR TOURISM to Gather for Part II at Ponticello Ristorante, Thursday January 17th, 12:00 PM

TOURISM PLAN 2013: Destination Long Island City, NY

  The meeting will begin early with a Reception for New York State Senator Michael Gianaris. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Markly Wilson, Director, International Marketing for New York State’s Division of Tourism

Markly Wilson, Director, International Marketing for New York State’s Division of Tourism, to Speak at BREAKFAST FOR CHAMPIONS in Long Island City December 20th Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Peter Vallone, Jr.

Peter Vallone, Jr. Announces Candidacy for Queens Borough President. VALLONE: “I LOVE QUEENS, AND I WANT TO KEEP FIGHTING FOR OUR BOROUGH” Council Member enters Queens Borough President race Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Hunters Point Civic Association Meets to Define Community Needs. 12/17/2012 Open Discussion Surfaces Ideas and Answers Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Kelly Ann Curtin; Senior Vice President, Membership & Destination Services, NYC & Co. NYC & Co. is the Official Marketing, Tourism, and Partnership Organization for the City of New York.

Kelly Curtin, Senior Vice President, NYC & Co. to Speak at BREAKFAST FOR CHAMPIONS of Tourism in Long Island City, December 20th. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Terry Walsh, "Tone Meister", Steinway & Sons

VIDEO TOUR: Steinway & Sons...It's on a different scale! OurLIC tours the Steinway & Sons factory with Terry Walsh, "Tone Meister" at Steinway & Sons. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Paul Finnegan, Executive Director, The Irish Center of New York. Shown with Relief for Rockaway victims of Hurricane Sandy 11/15/2012

SEND THEM SHOE-BOXES! The New York Irish Center Responds...and Responds Again...and Again. If you are an individual, fill your SHOE-BOXES and BOOT-BOXES with good things and bring them to the New York Irish Center. If you are a corporation, call Paul Finnegan at 718-482-6943 and tell him you want to sponsor some Shoe-Boxes and Boot-Boxes. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Swim Strong Foundation

Swim Strong Foundation to Hold Raffle Drawing 12/20 at LIC / Astoria Chamber Meeting.  Also Offers 15% Discount Coupon at Models (Good Through 12/24) Profile of Swim Strong Foundation and announcements. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Jimmy Van Bramer kicks off his re-election campaign 11/28/2012

Jimmy Van Bramer Announces Campaign for Re-election at his Home 11/28/2012 NY State Assembly Member Cathy Nolan endorses Van Bramer for his second term campaign. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


FEMA, SBA, and SBDC assist with applications in Long Island City

FEMA, SBA, and SBDC Land in Long Island City to Help with Applications and Information US Congressswoman Carolyn Maloney and Community Board #2 Chair Joe Conley bring FEMA, SBA, and SBDC to LIC. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


The Bank of America Charitable Foundation's Student Leaders® Program is accepting applications for the 2013 program. Long Island City / Astoria Lions Club Youth Programs would like to spread the word Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Governor Cuomo And Governor Christie Announce Reopening Of World Trade Center And Exchange Place Path Service On Monday, November 26 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Shop Small and Dine Out on Saturday in Long Island City, Astoria, Sunnyside, and Woodside, November 24th 2012 Small Business Saturday November 24, 2012 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


ANNOUNCEMENT: Grant Program for Small Business Makes More than $45 million available by NYC to assist in recovery from the effects of Hurricane Sandy Mayor Bloomberg Announces New $5.5 Million Matching Grant Program from Goldman Sachs and others for Small Businesses Impacted By Hurricane Sandy. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Kiwanis Club of Astoria / Long Island City Installs New Officers 10/22/2012 New Officers installed at the October 2012 meeting at Ponticello Ristorante Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Man-Li Kuo Lin. SBA at FACE-TO-FACE WORKSHOP

SBA "SHOWS ME THE MONEY" AT FACE-TO-FACE WORKSHOP: US Small Business Administration Delivers the Details LIC / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Emergency Relief Workshop offers details and answers to important question. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


BREAKFAST FOR CHAMPIONS of Tourism - December 20th at 8:30 AM

TOURISM PLAN 2013: Destination Long Island City, NY
Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce to focus on Travel and Tourism at its December 20th and January 17, 2013 meetings. Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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Bernadette Nation, Director, Business Outreach Team / Emergency Response Unit NYC Department of Small Business Services

MYTHS & REALITIES: Emergency Financial Support for Small Business. What are the FACTS? There IS money available. Learn more at FACE-TO-FACE WORKSHOP with SBA are presented below this article. Monday November 19, 2012 at 10:00 am at Court Square Place

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US Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney shows height of water in Pre-School location.

US Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney Invites You To Join Her For an Information Session On Disaster Relief for Small Businesses Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


HATS OFF TO The team at the New York Irish Center ha run a NON-STOP relief effort, gathering food and supplies and delivering to the most stricken areas under the direction of its Director, Paul Finnigan.

HOW TO HELP: People and Businesses Generously Helping Details of Contact and Donation Information for the United Way. Red Cross, and others. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer

Recovery and Relief: Sharing,  Solutions,  and Answers for Small Business and the Community.  LIC Chamber Reception and Luncheon Meeting November 15, 2012 Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Financial Assistance for Loss of Income. New York State Department of Labor. Call 888-209-8124

Special Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available Due to Hurricane Sandy Also...The United States Department of Labor awarded the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) a disaster National Emergency Grant (NEG) for up to $27,792,296 to hire temporary workers to assist in recovery of damages caused by Hurricane Sandy Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Help After a Disaster. Applicants Guide to FEMA

Help from FEMA after a Disaster. The Facts Applicants Guide to the Individual & Household Program is described in FEMA p-545 July 2008 document Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 850 Out-Of-State National Guard Members To Arrive In New York For Hurricane Response Efforts Troops will fall under the command of Governor Cuomo Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Real Relief, Donations, and Supplies Coming from New York Irish Center Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 Provide Support
Sunday, November 4, at 12:00 p.m., The Museum of Modern Art's conservation staff and speakers from the American Institute for Conservation Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT) will conduct a series of workshops to help the many artists and galleries whose works were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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Breezy Point Video Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


New York City Marathon 2011 along Vernon Blvd in Long Island City

Hungry for a New York City Marathon? Watch OurLIC Video! Never before seen 30 minutes of VIDEO clips and Photos of NYC Marathon November 6, 2011. Video interview with City Council Member Van Bramer Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


DOT crew immediately responds to remove dangerous lamp post.

UPDATE 12:10 PM 11/4/2012 DOT Immediately Responds and Removes Dangerous Lamp Pole on Jackson Ave and 47th Ave. Ann Leggett, LIC artist, and neighbors try to get dangerous situation fixed. DOT Responds Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


During visit to the site, (L) Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney indicates where the waterline was from flooding that damaged The Waterfront Crabhouse. Tony Mazzarella, Owner (R)

SPECIAL REPORT: Congresswoman Maloney Surveys Long Island City to Assess HURRICANE SANDY Damage Maloney connects with the Long Island City community while assessing damage at several location, and overall damage from Hurricane Sandy Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Senator Gillibrand’s Guide to Disaster Assistance and Relief Funding Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


During visit to the site, (L) Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney indicates where the waterline was from flooding that damaged The Waterfront Crabhouse. Tony Mazzarella, Owner (R)

The Waterfront Crabhouse Needs Help! Dealt a Severe Blow by Flooding. Mayor's NBAT Team does emergency assessment at request of Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


UPDATE: Recovery from Hurricane Sandy Underway. Some Subway Service Restored 7:00 AM 11/1/2012 GOVERNOR CUOMO DECLARES TRANSPORTATION EMERGENCY Fares On All Mass Transit To Be Suspended For Thursday and Friday Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Confirmed: Devastating Damage to The Waterfront Crabhouse, Long Island City Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

CONSOLIDATED Hurricane Sandy News Headlines and Links Pre 10/31/2012 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Emergency loans will be available. Assistance for Small Business from Deputy Mayor Steele's Office regarding Hurricane Sandy Special Memo from Department of Small Business Services Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Governor Cuomo assesses damage to the Path Train Station at WTC Site and Hugh Carey (former Brooklyn-Battery) Tunnel.

UPDATE: Damage from Hurricane Sandy Reports Come In. 5:30 pm 10/30/2012 NYC Council Member Van Bramer provides update Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Hurricane Sandy: Photos of Long Island City Long Island City under water! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Photograph of Gantry State Park plaza area looking across the surging EAST RIVER to Manhattan. Hurrican Sandy. Appx 9:30 PM 10/29/2012. Photographer is resident of high rise.

BRIDGES REMAIN CLOSED - 9:45 AM 10/30/2012  Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


UPDATE: Hurricane Sandy Arrival in NYC Forecast Peak Gusts 70-80 MPH 4:30 pm 10/29/2012 Mayor's Announcement, Red Cross Alert, NYPD 108th Precinct, Governor Message, BRIDGES TO CLOSE at 7:00 pm Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Business Preparation for Hurricane Sandy Preparing against potential damage / disruption to businesses due to Hurricane Sandy Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


11th Street and 47th Road, Long Island City (Hurricane / Tropical Storm Irene 2011)

Hurricane Sandy Preparation: UPDATE 10/28/2012 12:38 PM.  EVACUATION ORDERED GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES MTA TO SUSPEND SERVICE IN ADVANCE OF HURRICANE Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Vasile Badaluta, owner of Bucharest Restaurant in Sunnyside, is chief editor of the Romanian Journal newspaper and producer of the Romanian Voice TV,

Sunnyside's Vasile Badaluta Nominated for Romanian Parliament to Represent North America, South America, Central America, Canada, New Zealand and Australia European Union requires an elected Representative to each member country's Parliament to represent their respective citizens worldwide Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Sarah Bennett's Theater Company, Ophelia Theatre, makes a strong appeal in a video at Indigogo.

Fresh NEW TALENT Hits the Live Theatre Scene in Long Island City / Astoria. A new Theatre Company arrives from California and is re-building itself in Western Queens. You have to watch the VIDEO! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Kirk Karabelas, Chairman; ALMA Bank

PREVIEW OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: Kirk Karabelas, Chairman; and Charles Koehler, Executive Vice President; ALMA Bank Preview an OurLIC VIDEO Conversation with two top community banking executive helping owners of small businesses to grow. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Acclaimed Bucharest Restaurant, "The Little Paris", participated in the annual 'Taste of Sunnyside' 2012 NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer tastes the Stuffed Cabbage and says "Wow! It is delicious. This is really very good. This is terrific!" Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Taste of Sunnyside 2012 Brings Out the Foodies...and the Smiles Let them eat cupcakes! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Joan Davidson; President, NYC Art Teachers Association / UFT

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: Joan Davidson; President, New York City Art Teachers Association / UFT 10/13/2012 Joan Davidson says that Art Education is the "CORE of Education" Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Co-sponsors of Community Wellness Day(L) Dr. Charles Krieger, Chiropractor (R) Aravella Simotas, NY State Assembly Member

People Learn About Health, Safety, Environmental, and Financial Wellness from Experts Community Wellness Day Held at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts 10/13/2012 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Andrew Kirby, Plaxall LIC Properties

OurLIC SPECIAL REPORT: Seth Pinsky, President of NYCEDC, Seven Panelists, and Three POLS Give Overview of Cornell Technion Impact on LIC Queens Courier hosted a POWER Breakfast on October 11, 2012 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L) Bob Duffy, President Ring 8 (R) Tony Mazzarella, Director of Ring 8 and Owner of The Waterfront Crabhouse.

Historic Site of Sunnyside Garden Arena is Dedicated by Ring 8 Veteran Boxers Association with a Monument to Boxers Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Community Children Plant Trees of Knowledge

Community Children Plant Trees of Knowledge During Ceremony to Dedicate Site for New Queens Library at Hunters Point EXCLUSIVE: Tom Galante, President & CEO of Queens Library, talks with OurLIC about the special relationship between the Queens Library, the business community, and residents. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


RESIDENT PETITION: 'We Need Street Cleaning in Long Island City'

RESIDENT PETITION: "We Need Street Cleaning in Long Island City" We as a community petition for an expeditious timetable made in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation to bring street cleaning to Hunters Point, Long Island City in 2013 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Queens Library at Hunters Point.

Queens Library at Hunters Point  Site to be Dedicated October 5, 2012 GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITY LEADERS TO DEDICATE SITE FOR NEW QUEENS LIBRARY AT HUNTERS POINT Community Children to Plant Trees of Knowledge; Thank Funders for Making Their Library Grow Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Paul Halvatzis, President of the Astoria Civic Association at meeting October 2, 2012

Vallone and Astoria Civic Association Host Homeowners Night with City Agencies Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NYC Sets in Motion Five New Programs to Support Small Business New Legislation, developed by the City Council and Mayor, will designate agency liaisons to serve as points-of-contact with Chambers of Commerce and industry groups to assist with small business growth. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce is in the news! September 27, 2012 Editions of three newspapers

LIC / Astoria Chamber...Making the News 9/27/2012 The Queens Courier, The Queens Gazette, and The Long Island City / Astoria Journal each carried news articles. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NYS Assemblywoman Aravela Samotas, Rally to oppose liquor license for 'Racks' bikini bar

Rally Opposing the Liquor License Application for "Racks" on Steinway "When all of us come together like this, it is clear that this "bikini bar" has no place in our community," NYS Assembly Member Aravella Simotas said. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Tony Meloni giving self defense demonstration

'ADVOCACY' is Tony Meloni's Middle Name. From event-to-event Tony Meloni is everywhere...shaping his platform, reaching out, defending the community he loves. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Sher Sparano President & Founder, Benefits Advisory Service, Inc.

New Healthcare Laws  Explained: Sher Sparano, Benefits Advisory Service, Expert Presentation given to business owners at the Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Meeting 9/20/2012 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Peter Vallone, Jr. New York City Council Member

Peter Vallone, Jr,  Stands Up for Small Business....and Wants Drinking Water to be Safer in NYC NYC Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr. speaks at Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Meeting on a variety of topics 9/20/2012 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Sher Sparano President & Founder, Benefits Advisory Service, Inc.

SPECIAL SEMINAR: What's Coming to Your Small Business with Obamacare.  Business Planning for Heath Care Reform 9/20 at Noon The Supreme Court decision has broad implications on your company health plan. CEO’s, CFO’s and Senior HR Executives, do not want to miss this educational session discussing what’s next and what’s required with Health Care Reform. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


HILO Materials Handling Group Announces Additional Location Opening in Long Island City Company positions itself to service New York City and Westchester County Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Swain Weiner is the president/partner of Greiner-Maltz Investment Properties, a New York-based commercial real estate firm. Weiner is also the president of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce.

Sunnyside, Queens No Longer Needs an Introduction! EXCLUSIVE OurLIC VIDEO: NY City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer addresses Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce and administers oath to its new Board of Directors. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


State SenatorMichael Gianaris. Conversation 9/11/2012 as candidate for re-election.

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION:  Michael Gianaris; Candidate for Re-election as New York State Senator Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Costa Constantinides, Democratic Party District Leader for the 36th Assembly District. and Candidate for NYC City Council District 22

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: Costa Constantinides Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Vlad Lupan, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the United Nations

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: Vlad Lupan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the United Nations Mark A. Meyer, Esq, was honored as The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Moldova in New York Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Aurelio 'Tony' Arcabascio is the Independence, Republican Candidate for the 12th Senate District in New York.

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: Tony Arcabascio, Candidate for New York State Senate Tony Arcabascio wants more hospitals and jobs in Long Island City. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Taste of Sunnyside: Coming Monday, October 15th Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce and Sunnyside Shines (BID) Prepare for the 3rd Annual Event Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Kiwanis Club of Astoria / Long Island City

FDNY, Kiwanis of Astoria / LIC, Astoria Historical Society Bring Valued Public Service to the Street Fair at Ditmars Blvd - Astoria on 31st Street FDNY brings special fire safety instructors and truck. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Skillman Ave Street Fair Kicks off Labor Day Weekend 2012 in Sunnyside. Hosted by the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Peter Vallone, Jr. New York City Council Member

NYC City Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr to Speak at Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce September 20th The Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce became a fully incorporated organization of businesses on September 5, 2012 under Section 402 of the New York State Not-for-profit Incorporation Laws. For more information, visit LICChamber Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


An Americana Block Party that puts a smile on your face!

Remarkable Annual Block Party Shows the Warmth and Charm of Long Island City. August 2012 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Tony Meloni, Immigration Advocacy, New York Anti Crime, and, Candidate for NYC Council

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: Tony Meloni, Candidate for NY City Council Grass roots; Small business; Hands on experience.... That's Antonio Meloni. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Steven Schnall, Founder and CEO of Quontic Bank.

OURLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: Steven Schnall, CEO; and Michael Serao, Regional VP of Quontic Bank Discuss its Formation, the Bank's Future, and its Role in the Community. In an era of high banking regulation, Quontic is a bank that will surprise you with its "go the extra mile" customer service commitment. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Foodcellar Market and Eatery Celebrates it 4th Anniversary with a Taste of Foodcellar! August 16, 2012 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Candidate for NYC Comptroller. Dan Garodnick, New York City Council Member District 4. Adresses the Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce July 19, 2012

Candidate for Comptroller of The City of New York, Dan Garodnick, Addresses the Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Full Video Coverage of Dan Garodnick's comments and Q&A is presented with this article. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Jammin' with Grammy Award Winner Elio Villafranca and Steinway's own Terry Walsh

Jammin' with Elio Villafranca and Terry Walsh Grammy Award Winner Villafranca and Terry Walsh of Steinway & Sons Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


LIC / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Announces TWO August Events

  August 13th - Networking and Friendship at SHI Restaurant at 6:00 PM

August 16th - Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce to Meet NYC Council Member Dan Halloran: Announced Republican Candidate for US Congress

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NYC Council Member Dan Garodnick Announces newly sponsored bill to set enforcement of high penalties for e-bike misuse.

Council Members Seek to Double Fines for E-Bikes By law, restaurants must keep written record of each delivery; including the delivery person using a bike to deliver an order to customers. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Candidate for NYC Comptroller. Dan Garodnick, New York City Council Member District 4

Dan Garodnick Announces Co-chairs for NYC Comptroller Campaign: Dick Ravitch, Betsy Gotbaum, and Ted Wells Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NYS Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan. Chair, Education Committee 37th Assembly District Queens County

Bill Passes NYS Assembly that Requires Special Report on Temporary Classrooms Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NYS Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan. Chair, Education Committee 37th Assembly District Queens County

Bill Helping to Prevent Fraudulent Wire Transfers Passes NYS Assembly Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan : A.8928-B passed the Assembly Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation On Public Disclosure Of Teacher Evaluations That Protects Teachers' Right To Privacy And Parents' Right To Know Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of Statewide Business Ad Campaign "The New New York Works For Business" Ads And Website Aimed at Attracting, Creating, and Retaining Jobs in New York State

Ads Created By BBDO, Voiced Over By Robert DeNiro, and Feature Music By Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

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Simotas Statement on Pena Plea No victim of this kind of brutal sexual assault should be re-victimized by being told they were not raped. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Professor Craig Gotsman, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, discuss opening of Cornell NYC Tech Campus at Google HQ in New York City in Fall 2012.

UPDATE: Tech Campus will Begin at Cornell Tech NYC to be located at Google HQ in NYC. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Kevin Cummings, President & CEO Investors Bank speaks to business leaders at Queens Business Breakfast Forum at Queens College.

Kevin Cummings, Investors Bank CEO, says Bank Wants More Small Business Customers Kevin Cummings, CEO Investors Bank, Speaks at Queens College Business Breakfast Forum following Scholarship Awards presented by Queens Chamber of Commerce. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Voter Empowerment Act Introduced

Voter Empowerment Act of New York Introduced GIANARIS, KAVANAGH, BRENNAN CENTER INTRODUCE VOTER EMPOWERMENT ACT OF NEW YORK
Good government and advocacy groups join in announcing legislation. Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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Entrepreneurs from Modell's, Major World Auto, and Fairway Market Discuss their Marketing Strategies at Queens Breakfast Meeting.

Local Entrepreneurs from Modell's, Major World Auto, and Fairway Market Discuss their Marketing Strategies at Queens Breakfast Meeting. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L) NYS Senator Michael Ginaris. (R) Brent O'Leary, Founder of Hunters Point Civic Association at first meeting April 23, 2012

The NEW Hunters Point Civic Association Hears NY State Senator Michael Gianaris at its First Meeting Residents and business community are defining Long Island City at a historic time in its unprecedented development. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Swain Weiner to Head Up a New Investment Real Estate Firm! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Feel Like a Kid Again...It's SPRING....and the Lines at Uncle Louie G LIC are Forming for Cones of that Delicious Ice Cream and Cups of Italian Ices. Long Island City Loves Uncle Louie G Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Isaac Carmignani, Co-President of Community District Education Council 30

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: Isaac Carmignani, Co-President of Community District Education Council 30 What exactly is the Community District Education Council 30 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L) NYC Council Member, Jimmy Van Bramer with constituents at an open house in his Sunnyside HQ office March 24, 2012 (C) Sherilyn Sabba, Editor of Woodside Herald (R) Patrice Lee, Owner, April Glass

Council Member Van Bramer Invites You to His Long Island City Mobile Office Saturday, April 14th Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


John Fennell, Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Banking, New York Community Bancorp.

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: John Fennell, Senior Vice President Director of Retail Banking, New York Community Bancorp, Looks at Long Island City Queens County Savings Bank opened in Flushing 153 years ago. It was the first savings bank chartered by New York State in the Borough of Queens. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Bert Sugar at Ring 8 Meeting February 15, 2011. Photo by Arthur Rosenfield, OurLIC.com

Hat's off....Boxing Writer / Historian / Announcer Bert Sugar Dies at 75 The man who wrote the famous advertising campaign "N-E-S-T-L-E-S. Nestle's makes the very best" died at the age of 75. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


US Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney honors three women for National Women's History Month at Museum of the Moving Image 3/23/2012

Celebrating the Women of Northwestern Queens US Congresswoman Maloney and NYS Assemblywoman Simotas Join to Honor Three Women as part of Women's History Month 2012 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Robert Yaro, President, Regional Plan Association. Speaking at Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce

"The Future of Long Island City" Regional Plan Association President, Robert Yaro, tells local business leaders at the Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce meeting March 15th. that this is the LIC MOMENT; and, that it is time, now, to plan. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Intermediate School / High School 404 located at 1-50 51st Ave., Long Island City

SPECIAL REPORT:Community Speaks Out on Education Community District Education Council 30 and NYC Department of Education held an Open Meeting 3/8/2012 to discuss the combined Intermediate School / High School 404 to be located at 1-50 51st Ave., Long Island City. Expected to open for school year 2013-2014 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Deputy Mayor Steel Presents Update on Cornell Technion / Roosevlet Island Development at LIC Partnership Meeting March 6, 2013

Deputy Major Steel Offers More Detail on Cornell Technion Plan for Roosevelt Island Deputy Mayor Steel presents to a meeting of the LIC Partnership. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


TONIGHT: Come 'Meet the Board' of LIC / Astoria Chamber of Commerce. Reception and Networking Join us at the Penthouse808 Rooftop Restaurant Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

UPDATE ON MTA: Due to the Forecast of High Winds on Saturday 2/25, Cranes will not be in use on 23rd Street or Queens Plaza South MTA UPDATE - 7 LINE SHUTTLE BUS OPERATION 2/25 - 2/27 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Updated Shuttle Bus Info for 7 Subway Line February 18-19 From the MTA Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Medal of Honor presented to Tibe Horvath and his wife Alex Calin A memorable evening with Alexandra, Tibe, friends, and Romanian countrymen. Alex Amelia Calin Celebrates Birth Anniversary at Bucharest Restaurant...Receives Medal of Honor, and Reminds us of the Struggle for Freedom. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Restaurantul BUCHAREST te uimește! Simply said, Bucharest Restaurant DAZZLES with Romanian authenticity. [ English ] Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Assemblywoman Nolan, City Council Speaker Quinn, Council Member Van Bramer visits with LIC Business Women Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


The Waterfront Crabhouse is Serving Thanksgiving Dinner! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


APAC Offers End of Season Summer Fun Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


America Recycles Day in Long Island City on 48th Ave and Vernon Blvd

2,500 lbs of eWaste were Disposed at the America Recycles Day in Long Island City event November 18, 2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


The New York City Regional Economic Development Council submitted its final strategic plan and list of priority projects. Copy Available at link

New York City Regional Economic Development Council Submits Final Strategic Plan and Priority Projects including International Convention & Exhibition Center for Queens International Convention & Exhibition Center: Queens offers the city’s most appropriate location for a new international convention and exhibition center, with accompanying hotel accommodations, which will add an important new destination for the city’s tourism industry. A full build out of such a facility will exceed 3.8 million square feet of convention and exhibition space. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Smith Electric Vehicles to build new plant in Bronx in a package of benefits with NYCEDC and Empire State Development Corp..

Smith Electric Vehicles to be Built in the Bronx NYCEDC and Empire State Development Corporation reach a deal with Smith Electric Vehicles, a Kansas City, Missouri based company. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Diana Reyna, Chair of Small Business Committee, City Council Member District 34 speaking at Make IT NY event.

Small Businesses Owners Get Boost at Make IT NY Event 11/14/2011 Seth Pinsky, President of NYCEDC, and Diana Reyna, NY City Council Member District 34, and others speak to small businesses at Make IT NY event. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


America Recycles Day in Long Island City

America Recycles Day in Long Island City Friday, November 18, 2011. FREE eDisposal. The first computer recycling event in LIC. Hosted by LIC headquarted Guardian Data Destruction. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


"Smokin" Joe Frazier

"Let's Hear it One More Time" for Smokin Joe Frazier Smokin' Joe Frazer 1944-2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Bon Appetite! - A Taste of Sunnyside 10/18/2011 Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce and Sunnyside Shines (BID) have a successful 2nd Annual Taste of Sunnyside Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Toddler that climbed and dashed to the East River 50 yards from Play Ground at Gantry State Park

SPECIAL REPORT: Playground at Gantry State Park Needs Better Fencing to Prevent Accident or Tragedy Dangerous fence design at playground permits easy toddler or child escape. It is just a 50 yard dash to the East River Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Cutting the ribbon at the new Vernon Blvd Dog Run in Long Island City

Paws and Pols Unite! Dog Run Opened in Long Island City. Ribbon Cutting 10/6/2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


11th Street and 47th Road, Long Island City

HURRICANE UPDATE Sunday, 8/28 7:45 AM The National Weather Service Report for Long Island City TORNADO Watch until 11:AM Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Z Hotel

Z HOTEL to Open July 1, 2011 in Long Island City.  Pre-opening Press Party Attracts Hundreds 6/21/2011 Hotel Brings Stunning Views, Stellar Service and Sensational Gathering Spots To Emerging Neighborhood Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Robert Steel, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development of the City of New York; Addresses Queens Economic Development Leadership Council.

Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel,  Addresses Queens Economic Development Leadership Council 2/24/2011 Organized by Melva Miller, Director of Economic Development for the Office of the President, Borough of Queens, Helen B. Marshall, President, Hosted Deputy Mayor Robert Steel. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Peter Vallone, NYC City Council Member

Council Member Peter Vallone's Animal Abuse Registry Fetches Council Vote. Vallone's legislation had support from animal rights groups across the country, such as NYCLASS, ALDF, The Humane Society and many others. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Merry Christmas from OurLIC Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Ilaria Giuliani, PhD student in Spatial Planning and Urban Development at the Politecnico di Milano, studies Long Island City for her doctoral thesis

OurLIC Special Report: Ilaria Giuliani, PhD student in Spatial Planning and Urban Development, studies Long Island City for her Doctoral Research Center for Urban Research / The Graduate Center, CUNY Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

The Stoler Report: Business Leaders Outlook for 2014 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Patricia Beatie, Realty Executives Today. OurLIC Contributing Columnist: REAL ESTATE CORNER

Real Estate Corner ~ Volume 1 | 2013 Patricia Beattie, Realty Executives Today, is a Contributor Columnist to OurLIC Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


City Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr. Introduces Legislation to Restore the Queensboro Bridge Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L-R) John Catsimatidis, Former candidate for Mayor; Ray Kelly, NYC Police Commissioner

VP Dick Cheney and NYC Commissioner Ray Kelly Honored by Federal Law Enforcement Foundation; Co-Chair John Catsimatidis 1000 guests attend at Waldorf Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Lions Club of Long Island City / Astoria Announces its Toy Drive 2013 and Drop Locations. Drop locations for Toy Drives included, and may change. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Housing Roundtable - November 12, 2013

SPECIAL OurLIC REPORT: Housing Roundtable Hosted by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney  November 12, 2013 Congeresswoman Maloney gathers information, background, perspective, and identifies issues one of three Housing Roundtables held in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. Full Video Coverage with this article. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Long Island City / Astoria Lions Club brings MAGIC to Hour Children Camp Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


STOP NOW!

Council Member Peter Vallone Jr.: “STOP TREATING OUR BUSINESSES LIKE ATMS!” Council Member calls for hearing to examine DCA policies targeting small businesses Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Tokumbo Shobowale is the Chief Business Operations Officer of the City of New York. In this role he serves as the Bloomberg Administration’s lead official in implementing business-friendly practices.

Tokumbo Shobowale, Chief Business Operation Manager for City of New York, to Speak to Local  Business Owners at Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Shobowale announces new Business Liasons at New York City Agencies to work with Chambers of Commerce and other organizations Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

OurLIC LIVE! Sample Long Island City's Growing LIVE Entertainment Scene Trombone and Saxaphone in Long Island City Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


The MTA has sent through an advisory that there will be diversion affecting 7 line service for 13 Weekends Starting December 29-31, 2012

MTA INTERRUPTS 7 Subway Line for 13 Weekends Between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza Starting December 29-31
Maintenance Resumes. Service diversions are scheduled for the December 29-31, 2012, January 5-7, January 12-14, January 19-21, January 26-28, February 2-4, February 9-11, February 16-18, February 23-25, March 2-4, March 9-11, March 16-18 and March 23-25, 2013 weekends. Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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Kiwanis Club of Astoria-Long Island City Elects New Officers, Awards Scholarships to local High School Students, and Inducts New Members Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Joe Conley takes 2nd Place at Dancing with the Community Stars

Dancing with the Community Stars is a HIT!  Sunnyside Woodside Boys & Girls Club Fund Raiser. Joe Conley, Community Board #2 Chair, takes 2nd place win with partner Michele Bowles Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


The Doors are Open at ALOBAR.  You Will Enjoy It.  Official Opening is Tuesday, November 15th The Welcoming Doors are Open at ALOBAR on Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City ANNOUNCEMENT: ALOBAR has now opened for Lunch on Weekdays, and Brunch on Weekends! A Special Offer is Available.

“We are so happy to be a part of the neighborhood, that we wanted to offer a deal for everyone that is joining us for lunch. For every customer that comes in for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 to 3:30, we will give a voucher for a free appetizer at dinner, usable any time!”
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OurLIC REVIEW: How We Are Connected blazes new territory!  Celebrates Cunnections and Multiculturalism. "How We Are Connected" performance November 4, 2011 at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Never Forget Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Community Blood Drive, June 13, 2011, 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM at St. Mary's Church on Vernon Blvd

LIC Community Blood Drive at St. Mary's Church; 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM Monday June 13th People can't live without it. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Rally to "Stand Up for My Library" on Mayor Bloomberg's City Hall Steps 5/26/2011 Queens Library, City Council Members from Queens, Community Leaders, and citizens Stand Up for their library on the Step of Mayor Bloomberg's City Hall. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


COMMUNITY BOARD #2 SPECIAL ALERT

Community Board #2 asks Community to Demonstrate Unity and to Help RESCIND a License Granted by NY State for an ASPHALT PLANT in Long Island City April 7th 2:00 at 37-98 Railroad Avenue: Elected Officials, Community Leaders, and Residents and Business Leaders will Gather. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Kandelioussa Island, Greece, where John Catsimatidis father was Lighthouse Keeper for 16 years before coming to the United States.

John and Margo Catsimatidis Donate $105,000 to a new National Lighthouse Museum to be Located on Staten Island Catsimatidis wanted to honor his father, who manned a lighthouse on Kandelioussa Island in Greece for 16 years. "Lighthouses and Lighthouse Keepers SAVE LIVES" says Catsimatidis. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Council Member Peter Vallone honors students, parents and teachers at PS 122 for high scores.

P.S. 122 Students Score 40% Better Than State and City Averages on Standardized Test Scores Council Member Vallone honors students, parents and teachers for high scores Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Assembly Member Cathy Nolan to be honored by Friends of Gantry

Friends of Gantry to Honor Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan at 15th Anniversary Celebration Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Costa Constantinides Starts 2013 with a Campaign Fund Raising Reception

Costa Constantinides Starts 2013 with a Campaign Fund Raising Reception Democratic Party candidate to replace Peter Vallone Jr. as New York City Council Member for District 22. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


OurLIC SPECIAL NEWTOWN REPORT: NYS Senator Michael Gianaris and Peter Vallone, Jr. on Guns and Gun Reform In view of the tragic happening at Newtown, CT; and, calls for gun control legislation, OurLIC presents a segment of its August 7, VIDEO CONVERSATION with NYC Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Construction Crane Falls on TF Cornerstone Apartment (under construction) at 46th Avenue and Center Boulevard in Long Island City Seven Workers are injured Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


OurLIC VIDEO: FEMA Briefing & Update Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce January 8, 2013 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L) City Council Member Peter Koo. (R) City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer. Press Conference: MTA Interruption of 7 Subway for 13 weekends.

City Council Members Demand MTA Executives Honor Their Promise and Commitment to the Long Island City Community Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer & Peter Koo Join Community To Protest The MTA’s Decision To Cancel 7 Train Service For 13 Consecutive Weekends, while Senator Michael Gianaris announce B24 Bus Service restored to Sunnyside. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


ANNOUNCEMENT: Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Meeting Thursday May 17th at Waterfront Crabhouse IMPORTANT Business Items and Resolutions including By-Laws and Procedure for Officer Elections will take place at this meeting. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Friends of the Queens Library at Hunters Points Invites Community to Meet for a Briefing Thursday, May 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


"You've made a difference this year" says Taryn Sacramone, APAC Taryn Sacramone, APAC'S Executive Director, sends letter of appreciation to community and supporters with comments from Playwright, Actress, Volunteer, Community Leader, and Audience Member. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Dan Garodnick, New York City Council Member District 4

Meet NYC Council Member: Dan Garodnick Council Member Dan Garodnick visits Astoria and talks with OurLIC about his accomplishments. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NYS Senator Michael Gianaris

NYS Senator Gianaris Celebrates Queens Families this Thanksgiving Day STATEMENT FROM SENATOR MICHAEL GIANARIS ON CELEBRATION OF THANKSGIVING Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Debra Guthrie will be dancing as a Community Star for the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce at the Sunnyside Woodside Boys & Girls Club Gala 11/5/2011

Dancing with the Community Stars November 5, 2011. Sunnyside Woodside Boys & Girls Club Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Cold draft beer at The Burger Garage

The Burger Garage Now Offers Beer and Wine The Burger Garage gets its Beer and Wine License Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Queens Restaurant Week 2011 ~ Eighth Annual Discover Queens Restaurant Week Kicks Off Borough Bestows Best Bites and Bargains in Big Apple Over Eighth Days Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


No 7 line subway service between the Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza stations from 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2011 to 5 a.m. on Monday, August 1, 2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NOTICE of PUBLIC MEETING: An Application for a Gentleman's Club in Long Island City Gentleman's Club to be known as Gypsy Rose to be located at 42-50 21st Street. Application to State Liquor Authority for On-premise Consumption is Pending Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Long Island City Chamber of Commerce New Website Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Gather your Friends and Family at the Waterfront Crabhouse for Easter Dinner and The Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny at The Waterfront Crabhouse in LIC from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Bring your Children and Your Camera Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


William Dudley, President Federal Reserve Bank of New York

William Dudley, President Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Addresses Queens Business Leaders.  Calls Queens a "Land of Opportunity for Immigrants from All Over the World" Dudley Reviews Queens and NYC as Compared to the Rest of the US. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

SBA asks New Yorkers to Nominate Exceptional  Small Business Owners for National Small Business Week Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES BROAD SERIES OF INNOVATIVE PROTECTIONS; VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN CREDITS GOVERNOR CUOMO'S STORM PLAN AS A MODEL FOR FUTURE RECOVERY EFFORTS Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Prayers AND Reward of $95,000 for Avonte Oquendo

Reward of $95,000 Plus St. Jude Prayer Offered for Avonte Oquendo St. Jude is a reflection of the ability of ordinary people to call upon their powerful faith to triumph over seemingly impossible odds in their daily lives. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Barbara Tober, Honoree

OurLIC SPECIAL NYC REPORT: The Police Athletic League PAL 25th Annual Women of the Year Luncheon - 12/11/2013 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Crowne Plaza coming to Long Island City

OurLIC INSIDE SCOOP: Groundbreaking for 244 Room Crowne Plaza Hotel, and 88 Room Indigo Hotel near Court Square and Queensboro Plaza. 12/10/2013 Former Governor David Paterson promotes Long Island City and advises developers on EB5 Immigration Investment Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


ALERT: Missing Person from LIC School Avonte Oqueno / Male / Black / 14 Years of Age / DOB 8/30/1999 Height 5' 3" weight 125 lbs Hair Black, Eyes Brown Last Known Address: 98-01 67th Ave, Queens, New York

ALERT: Missing Person from LIC School Avonte Oqueno / Male / Black / 14 Years of Age / DOB 8/30/1999 Height 5' 3" weight 125 lbs Hair Black, Eyes Brown Last Known Address: 98-01 67th Ave, Queens, New York Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Mariana Terra, Award winner for Acheiving Excellence. Presented by Romanian American Chamber of Commerce

Romanian American Chamber of Commerce to Honor Romanians Who Have Achieved Excellence and Contributed to New York City Reception and Celebration to be held at 2:00 pm Brunch, Sunday September 8, 2013 at Bucharest Restaurant in Sunnyside. RSVP to RACC@aol.com Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Vanessa Hernaiz Organizes Cut-a-Thon for St. Jude's Hospital at REDKEN SALOON SALON, Astoria for 8/31/2013 5:00 PM

Vanessa Hernaiz Organizes Cut-a-Thon for St. Jude's Hospital at REDKEN SALOON SALON, Astoria for 8/31/2013 5:00 PM Young Cancer Survivor does her first fund raiser. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Mayor Bloomberg Cut Ribbon on Hunters Point WATERFRONT PARK 8/28/2013 The new park is part of the promise Bloomberg made to host the Olympics. When and bid failed, he said, his administration did "the right thing" and made a commitment to develop the property for the people of NYC and residents of Hunters Point. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Roy Hastick, President and Founder of Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce 28th Anniversary 8/22/2013

OURLIC SPECIAL VIDEO REPORT: Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) Celebrates its 28th Anniversary at Brooklyn Borough Hall Roy Hastick, President and Founder, has guided the organization as one of the most important statewide Chambers of Commerce. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Peter Vallone, Jr. Co-Sponsors Package of Legislation Helping Restaurants Avoid Unfair Fines
Council Member Vallone, City Council Member and Candidate for Queens Borough President Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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Tokumbo Shobowale is the Chief Business Operations Officer of the City of New York. In this role he serves as the Bloomberg Administration’s lead official in implementing business-friendly practices.

OURLIC SPECIAL REPORT: Tokumbo Shobowale Presents New Customer Service Liaison Program for Regulated Businesses Full Video and PPT presentation included with article Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


"Off With Their Heads!" Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Klaus Biesenbach, MoMA PS1 Director:

One Percent for Culture Campaign Seeks to Generate Increased Financial Support Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer announces his support to increase the portion of the city budget to 1% Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Paul Halvatzis Shaves His Stache for QSAC. December 28, 2012

Paul Halvatzis Shaves 'Stache' for QSAC QSAC is an organization that provides Quality Services for the Autism Community. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


a Callas & Medea at Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside

Review: Lessons of Ancient Greek Mythology Transcend Time and Culture in 'La Callas & Medea' at Thalia Spanish Theatre 'La Callas & Medea' offers drama, humor, and good entertainment as well as provocative insights. Performances in both English and Spanish. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


The Waterfront Crabhouse to Open Soon You cannot keep a good man down! Tony Mazzarella and his team have been working hard. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Chabad of Long Island City Celebrates Chanukah, and its Meaning, in Gantry Plaza Creative children make menorahs for menorah Contest Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NYS Senator Michael Gianaris

Senator Gianaris Announces New Legislation Expanding Good Samaritan Laws, Co-Sponsored by Assembly Member Aravella Simotas Bill allows local businesses and non-profits to be safe-havens for crime victims Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Golden Gloves Woman Division Champion, Alicia Napoleon, singing The National Anthem at the opening of the Ring 8 Annual Awards Banquet.

OurLIC Video Convesation: Meet Alicia Napoleon...Golden Gloves Champion, Artist, and Singer. An extraordinary talent! Her talent begins with the art of boxing. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Millie Geldern

MILLIE GELDERN: The Lady with the Hat Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Diving pool at Astoria Park

Performing Arts to Become More Accessible in Long Island City / Astoria Astoria Park Diving Pool to be Converted to a Performing Arts Outdoor Theatre Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Ed Koch Commentary: Judge Jed Rakoff ~ A Light Unto His Fellow Jurists Former Mayor Ed Koch is a Contributor to OurLIC. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Celebrating 250 Years of the New York City St. Patricks Day Parade book at Opening of Exhibition on 11/29/2011 at New York Irish Center: Author John Ridge

Exhibition Celebrates 250 Years of Irish History in NYC and St. Patrick's Day Parade New York Irish Center Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Mayor Ed Koch Commentary: Power to the People: They Have It Now But Haven’t Used It Mayor Koch is a contributor to OurLIC. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Mayor Rudy Giuliani addresses Queens Chamber of Commerce on economic growth and energy planning. November 18, 2011

Mayor Rudy Giuliani Challenges New York City, New York State, and US to Think Realistically About Our Energy Requirements for Economic and Job Growth When Rudy Giuliani speaks, Warren Buffet should listen. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Ashlin Halfnight's 'A Hard Wall at High Speed'. Photo by Michael R. Dekker

OPENING NIGHT TONIGHT: APAC's A Hard Wall At High Speed, a World Premiere, Nov. 3. Astoria Performing Arts Center presents World Premier of an Ashlin Halfnight play at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Astoria Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Fausta Ippolito

Forever Fausta On Monday, September 19th at 6 PM you are invited to celebrate Fausta Ippolito and help create the Forever Fausta Learning and Literacy Endowment at the future Hunters Point Community Library. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Mort Zuckerman Speaks at Queens Chamber of Commerce Breakfast 5/24/2011

Mort Zuckerman is "Cautiously Optimistic" Mort Zuckerman, owner of NY DAILY NEWS and US NEWS & WORLD REPORT, addressed the Queens Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting 5/24/2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Pianist and Composer Dan Kovich at Ponticello Ristorante Video recorded at Ponticello Ristorante January 10, 2014 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Congressman Joseph Crowley Comes to Listen and Discusses $500 Million Jobs Bill with Queens Jobs Taskforce Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Ring 8 Annual Awards Attracts Over 500 On December 18, 2011, over 500 people attended the Ring 8 Annual Awards Banquet held at Russo on the Bay. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Carlo Burmudez, [ fLo rE sta ] opens at Foodcellar Market 12/15/2011

[ fLo rE sta ] Opens Inside Foodcellar Market Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Deputy Mayor Steel Presents NYC Economic Development Strategy at York College December 7, 2011

Deputy Mayor Steel Presents New York City Strategic Growth Plan Hunters Point South Development Project cited as an example of investment in the future. Community Meeting Announced for January 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm.

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Peter D'Antonio is a Director and U.S. Economist in the Economic and Market Analysis unit of Citigroup, based in New York.

"Challenges to Economic Recovery": Citibank Economist, Dr. D'Antonio, Shares His Observations on U.S. Economic Conditions and Trends  4/14/2011 If you sell discretionary products, it is time to ramp-up and start competitively marketing. US consumers are shopping again! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Jennifer Degennaro Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Halvatzis and Friends Shave Off Staches to Raise $40,000+ for Autistic Children 1/10/2014 Astoria Federal Savings Bank donates $3,500. Tony Meloni donates $1,250...plus beard. Event held at REDKEN SALOON SALON on 30th Avenue in Astoria. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Joseph Conley, Chair, Queens Community Board #2

Queens Community Board #2 Regular Monthly Meeting January 8. 2014 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Columbus Day Parade Astoria 2013

Astoria Celebrates Columbus Day with Parade on Steinway and 30th Avenue Photographs and OurLIC VIDEO of the entire Columbus Day Parade is included with this article along with a history of four voyages led by Christopher Columbus. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Charles Hug, Vice President - Business Development, Corporate Valuation Advisors

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION:  Valuation Experts say there is a "Place Making Phenomenon" Going on in Long Island City Whether you are a leader in government, a small business owner planning your estate, a real estate developer, homeowner in the community, or anyone else interested in valuation; this article, and these two video conversations, are very important to you. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Public Hearing: Community Board 2. Thursday, January 16, 2013 at 7:30 PM at MoMA PS1

Community Board #2 Calls for PUBLIC HEARING for 1/16/2013 on Sidewalk Cafes, Plus Presentations on Sanitation, , and Proposal for One Way 5th Street Meeting to be held at MoMA PS1 starting at 7:30 PM. Link to ULURP for Sidewalk Cafes is included in this article. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


LIC Neighborhood Appreciation Day at Iglesia Ni Christo  (Church of Christ) on 21st Street at 45th Rd Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Joe Conley, Chair of Community Board #2 reads a final version of a resolution before Members vote..

Community Board #2 Members Hear NYC Bike Share Plan, and Approve Resolution Supporting Labor. City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer offers empassioned plea to Community Board Members to approve a resolution supporting 32BJ Union. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


New York State Liquor Authority Rejects Gypsy Rose Strip Club Application After 2nd Hearing. Community is united "from all walks of life". Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

REMINDER::: SLA HEARING TOMORROW AT 10:00 AM at SLA REGARDING GYPSY ROSE APPLICATION Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Community Rally January 12, 2012 against Gypsy Rose strip club application for on-premise liquor license.

Long Island City Community Rally. Compelling Opposition to Liquor License for Gypsy Rose on 21st Street Strong message: "Those days are gone." Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Attorney Patrick O'Brien, Vice Chair of Community Board #2 Testifies in opposition 21 GROUP INC. d/b/a GYPSY ROSE, a Gentlemen's Club at 42-50 21st St, LIC, NY..

After Presentations by Applicant and Opposition, SLA Adjourns Hearing for GYPSY ROSE Gentlemen's Club. Special Hearing Date Set for January 18, 2012. COMMUNITY RALLY SET FROM THURSDAY, JANUARY 12th, 10:00 AM at 42-50 21st St, LIC, NY Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, State Senator Michael Senator Gianaris, City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and Community Board 2 Chairman Joe Conley will hold a rally against 21 Group Inc.'s State Liquor Authority Application for Gentleman's Club, Gypsy Rose, located at 42-50 21st Street in Long Island City, Queens. Local elected officials, community leaders and community members will join together to express their concerns of allowing Gypsy Rose to serve liquor.

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Letter in opposition from Community Board #2

NOTICE OF SLA HEARING WED JANUARY 4th: GYPSY ROSE - SLA Application For Gentlemen's Club At 42-50 21st St, LIC, NY Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Assembly Member Aravella Simotas Protests Merger of Pharmacy Billing Giants Proposed Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions merger threatens small business, means increased cost of prescription to consumers and small business insurance plans, and defies anti-trust laws. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NYS Senator Michael Gianaris at JFK Airport

Schumer and Gianaris Urge TSA to Designate An On-Duty Passenger Advocate At Airports To Hear Passenger Concerns As They Occur Call For Investigation Into Recent Cases Of Inappropriate Searching At Kennedy Airport Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Hunters Point South Development plan presented at York College December 7, 2011

SPECIAL OURLIC REPORT: City Sets Hunters Point South Development Plan at 100% Affordable for Phase One. Community Meeting Announced for January 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Val D'Elia, Travel with Val, Reports on Long Island City. Airs on NY1 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Taste of Foodcellar: Celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of Foodcellar Market & Eatery

Taste of Foodcellar:  Celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of Foodcellar Market on August 11th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Over forty vendors will set up tables and sample tastes of their food, beverage, and snacks during the festivities. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer holds a Town Hall Meeting May 24th to discuss Hunters Point South Development plan

Van Bramer Holds Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Hunters Point South - 5/24/2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Melinda Katz Inauguration as President of the Borough of Queens 1/9/2014 Mayor Bill de Blasio, with help of US Congressman Joseph Crowley, swears in new Borough President Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


30th Avenue Kicks-off their own Restaurant Week October 12 - 20, 2013 30th Avenue Business Association promotes Restaurants and Eateries Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Mark Christie, Community leader and new President of the Queens Library Friend of Hunters Point Library on the East River.

VIDEO COVERAGE: Mark Christi and New Officers of Friends of Queens Library on the East River at Hunters Point are Installed. 1/16/2016 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


UPDATE: Continued Assessment of Damage by Officials; Duration of Transportation Interruption is 'Unclear'. 1:15 PM 10/31/2012 Flooding in all East River and Hudson River Tunnels creating damage situation. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Thirty one bikes to be located at Vernon Mall as part of NYC Bike Share program.

Bike Share Plan for Long Island City DOT presented the new New York City Bike Share siting plan to Community Board #2 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Artist drawing of interior space of Queens Library in Hunters Point on the East River.

Queens Library Kicks off New Outreach Program for Friends of the Hunters Point Library on the East River May 22, 2012 The Queens Library Invites LIC Community to Meet for a continued briefing Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church basement. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


MTA Wants Feedback on Shuttle Bus Service Community Board #2 reaches out for Volunteers to test and ride bus for free. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Mircea Geoana, Romanian Senate. Former candidate for President of Romania

OurLIC SPECIAL REPORT: Mircea Geoana, Former Candidate for President of Romania, Makes Timely Address to Business Leaders in NYC The Romanian American Chamber of Commerce was briefed by Romanian Independent Senator and Former Candidate for President of Romania. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


MTA Scheule of Winter interruptions for 7 Subway Line effecting Long Island City Full Slides

MTA Announces Winter and Spring 2012 Subway Line Closures for Weekends on 7 Subway Line Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


MTA Announces 22 Weekend Interruption for 7 Subway Line.  Full OurLIC VIDEO Elected Officials, Business people and Community Leaders Hold Rally. Full OurLIC VIDEO Coverage 1/17/2014 PLUS IMPACT STUDY INTERVIEWS by OurLIC NEWS Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Think PINK at Redken Saloon Salon! It's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Frank Arcabascio Takes His Cutting to the Outside on 30 Avenue. 10/19/2013 Redken Saloon Salon focuses attention on Breast Cancer. Anna Kril, President of Shareing & Careing and breast cancer survivor, stops to give support and encouragement. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Donate to the Red Cross

Red Cross Donations Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Cuomo Delivers! Gasoline is on the way. Subways being Restored  12:30 pm 11/3/2012 Deployment of Temporary Fuel Trucks. 80 Percent of New York Subway System Restored Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Governor Cuomo Announces The License Suspension of DRIVING SCHOOL at Center of Fraud Allegations Customers of N&Y Professional Service Line Driving School Must be Retested Immediately or Face Suspension State Continues Crackdown on Bus Safety Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Tribeca Pediatrics Coming to Long Island City on Vernon Blvd Tribeca Pediatrics to locate at Vernon Blvd and 47th Road Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


SOME LIKE IT HOT! Universal Studios screens NEW TV Series produced in New York City neighborhoods. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


SPECIAL REPORT: Chef Entrepreneurs and the Kitchen that Makes Their Dreams Possible The Entrepreneurs Space celebrated its first birthday on January 25th. Four hundred residents, retail buyers, and community leaders came out celebrate. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Chart shows income bands used to plan for equitable distribution of quslified affordable apartments at Hunters Point South, Long Island City.

Town Hall Meeting:  Hunters Point South Plans Discussed with Community Income Bands and qualification are presented to describe the objective for affordable housing. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Visions Opens Innovative Senior Center at Selis Manor in Manhattan Ribbon Cutting Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Jimmy Van Bramer Elected to Leadership Role as City Council Majority Leader Full list of appointments and committee members is provided. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

UPDATE: 7 Subway Line Restored. Bloomberg Cancels Marathon: MTA notice; Shortages Reported; Loans and FEMA GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES FEDERAL DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE NOW AVAILABLE TO NEW YORKERS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE SANDY Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


America's Independence became OFFICIAL on September 3, 1783 with the TREATY OF PARIS.

HISTORY: It took Seven Years for the United States of America to Win its Independence. WE, THE PEOPLE, are grateful. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Golf Tournament for Queens Library Sponsored by SHI Restaurant Scheduled for Monday July 23, 2012 at Bethpage State Park Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Fiesta of San Antonio Abate on Ditmars Blvd  6/21/2012 - 6/24/2012
Above video appearing with this article was produced by Vincenzo.  

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Alix Mollis, Public gardener at Murray Playground

Alix Mollin Brightens Quality of Life for Nieghbors Near the Murray Playground Murray Playgound is in final stage of as redesign and renovation plan that was presented to Community Board #2 by the Parks Department on December 1, 2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Corner Bistro Brings Greenwich Village to the Village Atmosphere of Hunters Point, Long Island City Everything is the same! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Lunar New Year Parade in Flushing, Queens. Photo: Dominik Totino

The Flushing Lunar New Year Parade Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


J. D. Kim, Attorney

J.D. Kim Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Peter Vallone Sr. administers the Oath of Office to new City Council Member Costa Constantinides

Tolerance and Unity Shined in Astoria. Costa Constantinides Inaugurated as City Council Member Representing District 22 Today, a Greek-Cypriot American was inaugurated to represent Astoria, Jackson Heights, and Elmhurst in the New York City Council. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


The Most Fun You Can Have In Astoria is at The CANDY BAR...Especially at HALLOWEEN!! Randy Klein loves children. She is 'the BUBBLE LADY' in the OurLIC VIDEO special FUN REPORT. She brings Long Island City / Astoria EVERYTHING IT WANTS...CANDY, TOYS, GIFTS, Birthday Parties and MORE! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


US Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney

US Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney to Speak on "Defining the Future for Small Business: Opportunities and Challenges for Long Island City / Astoria Companies" Congresswoman Maloney will administer oaths to install the first Officers and Directors of the newly incorporated Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce, Inc. at an October 18th Reception and Meeting to be held at the Terrace Room at the Waterfront Crabhouse. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Governor Cuomo Encourages Businesses To Apply For Flood Recovery Grant Program Before Friday Deadline Grants to help eligible small businesses, farms, multiple dwellings, and not-for-profits with flood recovery efforts Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Corner Bistro on Vernon Blvd OPENS! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Learn the benefits of hiring the blind and visually impaired.

THIS TUESDAY 3/20: Learn the Benefits of Hiring People With Vision Loss ~ "Profit Sharing" Sponsored by VISIONS A Free Employer Awareness Event Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Robert Yaro, President, Regional Plan Association

"I See the Stars Lining Up for Queens" says  Robert Yaro, President of Regional Plan Association at a Queens Chamber of Commerce Meeting 2/17/2012 Presentation to Queens Chamber of Commerce, Government Affairs Committee Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Riverview Restaurant, Long Island City on the East River.

BREAKING NEWS: NY GIANTS BEAT PATRIOTS 21 - 17.  Riverview Kicks-Off Its SPORTS BAR with a GIANTS WIN! Borough President shows Appreciation at Riverview with Tony! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Frances Luhmann McDonald, OurLIC Contributor, Political Junkie

This Week in NY From The Political Junkie: From Womens' Rights to Bloomberg in Bermuda and di Blasio watching the Super Bowl Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NYS Assembly Member Aravella Simotas named Chair of Womens' Rights Task Force

Simotas Named Chair of Assembly Task Force on Women’s Issues Simotas recognized for her leadership talent. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Tony Vaccaro. Reflecting at 91. Conversation with Arthur Rosenfield

Tony Vaccaro. Reflecting at 91 Tony Vaccaro. Photojournalist, Photographer, Historian, Veteran of WWII Reflecting. At home. Conversation with Arthur Rosenfield Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Sponsorships Available

SPONSOR OPPORTUNITY – America RECYCLES Day in Long Island City 11/17 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


New York City Board of Elections Announces Polling Location Changes for 11/6/2012

BREAKING NEWS: NYC Board of Elections Announces Several Poll Location Changes Long Island City not impacted. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

MTA NOTICE FOR 7 Subway Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Thursday October 18, 2012 - Special Reception and Meeting of the Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce. "BOOSTING YOUR PROSPERITY"
Meet Two Important Leaders. Learn About Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities for Your Business. Network. The Waterfront Crabhouse. 12:00 PM [ LIC CHAMBER ] Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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Prime Certified Angus Beef Porterhouse Steak, cooked to perfection over an open flame, and served at Madera Cuban Grill with a mix of peppers and chimichurrie sauce.

August SIZZLES at Madera Cuban Grill and Steakhouse! Hot Summer Madness ~ Habana Style. Go Locura! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce LICCHAMBER.org

LIC - Astoria Chamber of Commerce to Meet Thursday, April 19th 12 PM at the Waterfront Crabhouse Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Bishop Mitchell Taylor, President and Founder of ERDA, wants change and commitments at community gathering to stop gun violence 3/27/12

Astoria Community Speaks Out Against Gun Violence Following Murder of Tysheen Davis at Astoria Houses Bishop Mitchell Taylor, ERDA, announces new Mentoring Program...wants commitments from business leaders and community. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Astoria Performing Arts Center Honors Dito Montiel

Dito Montiel, Astoria’s Renaissance Man, Honored by Astoria Performing Arts Center [ APAC ] APAC Celebrates its 11th Anniversary with a GALA at the Museum of the Moving Image Honoring Dito Montiel Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce to Meet March 15, 2012. Robert Yaro, President of Regional Plan Association to Speak on Planning for the Next Decade of Long Island City.

The LIC / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Announces its Board of Directors.

Robert Yaro to Speak at March 15th Meeting

'Meet the Board' Reception and Networking Event Scheduled for March 6th.
Meet the first Board of Directors for the LIC / Astoria Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday March 6, 2012 6:00 PM at the Penthouse808 Rooftop at the Ravel Hotel Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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City Releases Implementation Plan for Free, High-Quality, Full-Day Universal Pre-Kindergarten 14-page report at http://goo.gl/L7Ezjn Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

June Meeting of the LIC / Astoria Chamber of Commerce
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Emergency Order to Establish Odd-Even License Plate System for Gasoline Purchases Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Tokumbo Shobowale is the Chief Business Operations Officer of the City of New York. In this role he serves as the Bloomberg Administration’s lead official in implementing business-friendly practices.

Tokumbo Shobowale, Chief Business Operations Officer of the City of New York, to Address Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce at Reception and Meeting 10/18/2012 Blockbuster RECEPTION and MEETING also features US Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


John Catsimatidis ~ CATS, Candidate for Mayor, Blasts City Council's Community "UNSAFETY" ACT "This legislation is a disgrace and the City Council Members that support it should be ashamed of themselves." Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


RADIO HIGHLIGHTS: John Catsimatidis on Curtis Sliwa Show--May 24th 2013 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


The Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce will be meeting this THURSDAY, March 15th at noon at the Waterfront Crabhouse in LIC. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


MUTAI from Kenya, lead while on Vernon Blvd. See OurLIC Video

Marathon Winners on Vernon Blvd. Long Island City.  11/3/2013 OurLIC VIDEO Coverage and Photos from Around Long Island City Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


America Recycles Day in Long Island City Saturday November 17, 2012 48th Ave at Vernon Blvd.

America Recycles Day in Long Island City Saturday, November 17, 2012 FREE eDisposal. Annual computer recycling event in Long Island City. Hosted by LIC headquarted Guardian Data Destruction. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Let the Lions Club buy you an Uncle Louie G LIC Ice Cream. Donate $20. Offer limited to store on 48th Ave and Vernon Blvd. Must present authorized receipt..

LIC Lions Club Offer to Buy Uncle Louie G Ice Cream at LIC store to Support Fund Raiser at Earth Day Event. The LIC / Astoria Lions Club is raising money to support improved access to health care for Long Island City. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Joe Conley, Chair of Community Board #2 at monthly meeting April 12, 2012

Community Board #2 Has a Big Agenda and a Full House at its April 2012 Meeting Rapidly growing community wants the ear of the Community Board for important issues from Education and Schools to new Heath Care facilities; from bike path issues to management of residential towers and applications for liquor licenses. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


MTA Brightens the Vernon Blvd - Jackson Ave Station Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Melinda Katz, Queens Borough President, meets with small business leaders and organization.

Melinda Katz, Queens Borough President, Outlines Her Priorities for Economic Development at Meeting with Small Businesss at Borough Hall 1/30/2014 Hosts Meet, Greet, and Networking Event for Small Business and Organizations helping small business. Introduces new Staff. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Deputy Majority Leader of the NYC City Council Leroy Comrie, Candidate for Queens Borough President, Meets with Greater Long Island City Business Leaders 6/27/2013

Deputy Majority Leader of the NYC City Council Leroy Comrie, Candidate for Queens Borough President, Meets with Greater Long Island City Business Leaders 6/27/2013 Deputy Majority Leader Comrie chairs the Land Use Committee, and is a member of key Council Committees including Rules, Privileges & Elections, Finance, Consumer Affairs, Housing and Buildings, Cultural Affairs/Libraries and International Intergroup Relations and the Sub Committee on Zoning. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

MTA: 7 LINE Interruption this Weekend..... Maintenance Resumes. NO service between Time Square and Queensboro Plaza Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Earth Day LIC: April 28, 2012; 11:00 am - 3:00 pm; Center Blvd at Gantry Plaza. FREE DESTRUCTION of Electronic Equipment

EARTH DAY LIC: FREE Destruction of Electronic Equipment Saturday April 28th EARTH DAY Recycling event in LIC. Hosted by LIC headquartered Guardian Data Destruction and Sponsors Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer holds rally at Bryant High School

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED Wednesday April 11, 2012 10:30 AM

Bryant High School and Long Island City High School: Community Leaders Protest Closing and Turnaround Model
UNITED THEY STAND: Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Assembly Member Cathy Nolan, Council Member Van Bramer, Assembly Member Simotas, and State Senator Gianaris Oppose Closing Schools and Turnaround Model Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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Spring Taste of Foodcellar

Taste of Foodcellar Market & Eatery  Scheduled for Thurday, April 19th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Special Long Island City Event Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L - R) Perry Vallone, Peter Vallone, Sr., Tena Vallone, Peter Vallone, Jr.; Paul Vallone

The Vallones. Astoria's 1st Family...Going Strong and Looking Toward the Future. Peter Vallone Jr., Former City Council Member and Candidate for Queens Borough President, has an Early Birthday Party. Friends, neighbors, and the community join the family to have a 'Look at the Future.' Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Geraldo Rivera Interviews John Catsimatidis 8/9/2013 Geraldo Rivera Interviews John Catsimatidis with Errol Lewis Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

City Council Passes Two Law Enforcement Bills Over Objections by Bloomberg, Vallone, and Queens DA Brown SEE VIDEOS WITH ARTICLE Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Chinese Acrobat

Queens: "Real Culture/ Authentic Flavor" Summer Promotion of Cultural Attractions Kicked-off Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

ANNOUNCEMENT: The next meeting of the Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce will be Thursday, June 28, 2012.

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Friends of Gantry Park Announces 'I LOVE MY PARK DAY' May 5th Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


New York State Senator Michael Gianaris to speak at first meeting of Hunters Point Civic Association April 24, 2012.

NY State Senator Michael Gianaris to Speak on Vision for the Future of Long Island City LIC Community takes another step in defining itself. Hunters Point Civic Association to host its first event. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Public Meeting Notice on Liquor License Applications for Premises Within the Hunters Point Area Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Con Edison Warns Customers: Beware of Con Artists Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Democrat Paul Vallone endorsed by both Republican Mayor Giulinani and John Catsimatidis for City Council. 11/2/2013

BREAKING NEWS:  Mayor Rudy Giuliani and John Catsimatidis Both ENDORSE Paul Vallone for City Council District 19 Paul Vallone breaks through the party barriers with endorsements from two key Republican Party leaders. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Deputy Majority Leader of the NYC City Council Leroy Comrie, Candidate for Queens Borough President, to Meet with Greater Long Island City Business Leaders June 27th Deputy Majority Leader Comrie chairs the Land Use Committee, and is a member of key Council Committees including Rules, Privileges & Elections, Finance, Consumer Affairs, Housing and Buildings, Cultural Affairs/Libraries and International Intergroup Relations and the Sub Committee on Zoning. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Former Mayor Edward I. Koch, New York City. Independent Contributor to OurLIC for Commentary on important issues; and, for movie Reviews..

Ed Koch Commentary: Mayor Ed Koch Proposes Plan to Reduce US Deficit Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


John Catsimatidis in NY1 Republican Mayoral Debate 7/10/13 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Mayor Edward I. Koch, June 4, 2010. Photo by Arthur Rosenfield, OurLIC.

Edward Koch  Dies at 88 When Mayor Ed Koch speaks, the world listens. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


She's on YOUR side!! She's on YOUR side!! The Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce has arranged for Man-Li Kuo Lin, US Small Business Administration, to administer an 'Emergency Relief Workshop' for business owners, banks, and professionals to

SHOW ME THE MONEY:  LIC CHAMBER FACE-TO-FACE brings US Small Business Administration, Banks, and Business Owners together on Monday, November 19, 10:00 AM

YOU are invited!
The Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce has arranged an "Emergency Relief Workshop" for the SBA to meet with small business owners and banks on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10:00 am. Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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Mayor Bloomberg Proclamation for National Night Out Against Crime for NYPD.

LIC and Astoria Turn Out for 'National Night Out Against Crime' to Show Support for NYPD in 108th and 114th Precincts City Council Member Peter Vallone, Chair of Public Safety Committee of the NY City Council says Crime is on the rise all over NYC and NYPD needs community support. Offers Neighborhood Watch Solution. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Captain Powers, Commander of the 108th Precinct; (r) Diane Ballek, 108th Community Council and Assistant to NYState Assembly Member Cathy Nolan

The 108 Precinct Police Community Council Hosts Night Out Against Crime Tuesday, August 7, 1012 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


A 12 Year-Old's Infection, Unnoticed, Turns Unstoppable. New York Times July 12, 2012

Fatal Danger of Sepsis Infection Strikes Home: Now Educating Parents and Getting Action from Albany Counts. The NYT July 12, 2012 Edition describes an unimaginable nightmare suffered by Orlaith, Ciaran, and Kathleen Staunton as Rory struggled with life and death. It is painful. Every parent should know about the rapid and fatal danger of Sepsis Infection. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

MTA Service Advisory: The 7 Subway Will Operate on its Normal Schedule for the Weekend of March 1 - 2, 2014 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


City Council Overrides Bloomberg's Veto of Animal Abuse Registry Bill Under the bill’s provisions, crimes that would land someone on the registry are animal fighting, abandonment, aggravated cruelty and failure to provide proper sustenance. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Stuffed Cabbage at Bucharest Restaurant

Sunnyside Restaurant Week.  November 4th - 8th Your Guide to Sunnyside Restaurant Week Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Gildo Spado, Photographer and Contributor to OurLIC. (Photo Credit: Alex Lopez)

"Show Some Support for the Artists in and Around our Community" says Gildo Spado Gildo Spado says "click on the link" for Conrad Stojak. "Conrad supports us so why not support him for a change?" Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


RADIO CONVERSATION: John Catsimatidis with John Gambling, WOR 710 Radio 7/29/13

RADIO CONVERSATION: John Catsimatidis with John Gambling, WOR 710 Radio  7/29/13 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


SPECIAL REPORT: GusPrentzas Campaigning for City Council in the Queens Arab Community on Steinway 7/19/2013 Candidate Gus Prentzas goes door-to-door to meet Arab merchants on Steinway and place his posters in windows. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Melinda Katz, former City Council Member, Candidate for Queens Borough President.

Melinda Katz, Candidate for Queens Borough President, to Address Business Community at Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting February 21, 2013 February 21, 2013 - Reception and Guest Speaker: Melinda Katz; Candidate for Queens Borough President Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Queens Library Seeks Support for Chase Foundation Grant of $250,000 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


FULL STATEMENT by Tom Galante at Testimony before City Council Hearing this Morning 2/5/2014 New York City Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Jointly with the City Council Committee on Finance and the Sub Committee on Libraries Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


These photos were taken just feet away from where Tenzin Drudak was struck down in March.

Council Member Van Bramer & DOT Announce Safety Improvements Along Thomson Avenue in Long Island City To expand pedestrian safety benefits, the agency redesigned Thomson and Skillman avenues by closing the slip ramp and implementing an eastbound left-turn ban from Thomson Avenue to Skillman Avenue Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


John Catsimatidis on The Curtis Sliwa Show (7/22/13)

RADIO REPORT: John Catsimatidis on Curtis Sliwa Show July 22nd 2013 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


"My Fellow Immigrants" Larry King Now with John Catsimatidis. 7/19/2013 New York City mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis, best known as the billionaire behind the Gristedes supermarket chain, isn’t afraid to speak his mind and weighs in on his competition, such as former congressman Anthony Weiner. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Seth Pinsky Leaves NYCEDC to Join Real Estate Firm A Friend of Long Island City leave Bloomberg Administration Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Candidate for NYC Comptroller. Dan Garodnick, New York City Council Member District 4

LIC / ASTORIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL MEET THE CANDIDATE FOR NYC COMPTROLLER: 

DAN GARODNICK Dan Garodnick, Candidate for NYC Comptroller. Guest at LIC / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Meeting Thurday, July 19, 2012. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman to Host Western Queens Community Forum on Topic Impacting the Community. December 2, 2013 Open to the Public. Topics include Environmental Protection, Labor Rights, Civil Rights, Health Care, Consumer Fraud & Protecti

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman to Host Western Queens Community Forum on Topics Impacting the Community. December 2, 2013 Open to the Public. Topics include Environmental Protection, Labor Rights, Civil Rights, Health Care, Consumer Fraud & Protection Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Summary: NYC and Queens Election Results NYC Democrats de Blasio, Stringer, James, Katz all win easily. Council District seat in northern Queens went to Democrat Paul Vallone Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


John Catsimatidis on the Kudlow Report 8/21/13 Catsimatidis discusses, "stop and frisk", pending union contract negotiations, and taxes with Larry Kudlow. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: Attorney John Ciafone, Candidate for City Council Member District 22 Astoria Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


John Liu, Comptroller of the City of New York and Candidate for Mayor to address Long Island City Business Community at July 18th meeting of the Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce.

July 18th:  Comptroller John Liu, Candidate for Mayor of NYC, will be the Featured Guest Speaker at Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

++PLUS++ A Management Team from The Department of City Planning for NYC will Present its Western Queens Transportation Study
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Inside Roosevelt Island and Its Future with Long Island City / Astoria Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


John Catsimatidis says he wants the MTA to use common sense and respect the Asian people celebrating the Lunar New Year.

Mayoral Candidate, John Catsimatidis, says it is "Just Common Sense." Calls for MTA to Reconsider Providing 7 Line Service for 500,000 Asians Celebrating LUNAR Holiday. FULL VIDEO COVERAGE: Catsimatidis holds Press Conference to say that 'It is just common sense" and that the MTA is wrong on the 7 Subway disruption for LUNAR New Year and Small Business. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Peter F. Vallone, Sr. Prominent Leader in the Long Island City / Astoria Community. Represented Astoria in the New York City Council between 1974 and 2001. During his term, in 1986, he became first Speaker of the City Council

SYMPOSIUM Announced: “Place-Making Economic Development & Corporate / Real Estate / Social Value Creation Strategies” for February 27 / 28, 2013 Whether you are a small business owner planning your estate, a leader in government, a real estate developer, homeowner in the community, or anyone else interested in valuation; this SYMPOSIUM is very important to you. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Ring 8 Veteran Boxers Association of New York to Commemorate Location of Sunnyside Garden Arena with a Monument at Wendy's on Queens Blvd Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


John Catsimatidis, CEO Red Apple Group. 2013 Candidate for Mayor of New York City

Visionary John Catsimatidis Makes Move to Develop Smaller Hospital in Brooklyn Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


ALOBAR to Celebrate it's 2nd Anniversary with Party Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Frances Luhmann McDonald
OurLIC Contributor, Political Junkie

Political Junkie says: ROBO CALLS...UGH! Let's stop them. They are annoying, often negative campaigning, and contributing to record low turn out for elections. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Anna and Jerry Kril

Shareing and Careing Anniversary Benefit and Private Auction Draws Large Participation 11/13/2013 Joseph Pistilli Master of Ceremonies Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Christine Quinn, Speaker of the New York City Council will speak at Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce 8/15/2013

Speaker of the City Council, Christine Quinn, Candidate for Mayor of NYC, will be the Featured Guest Speaker at Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Luncheon 8/15/2013 Meeting ~ Thursday, August 15, 2013 11:45 am; Court Square Place Conference Center; 24-01 44th Rd; 16th Floor; Long Island City. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .




Frances Luhmann McDonald
OurLIC Contributor, Political Junkie

Political Junkie says: YOU CANT MAKE THIS STUFF UP! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Bake, Fry, and Tell YOUR Story at The Entrepreneur's Commercial Kitchen Incubator in Long Island City 2/11/2014 OurLIC NEWS presents Exclusive Video Interviews with Entrepreneurs who displayed their foods and sampled items at the third anniversary event. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Maritza Arroyo-Diaz, Executive Director, Zone 126

OurLIC SPOTLIGHT REPORT on Zone 126.

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATIONS: Maritza Arroyo-Diaz, Executive Director, Zone 126, and Board President Lynn Grossman Zone 126 Vision is that every child should graduate from High School prepared for College, and enter the workforce prepared with the skills needed to thrive in a 21st century world. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Elio Villafranco, Steinway Jazz Artist and Grammy Award Winner

JAZZ Breaks the Mood in February in Astoria Steinway Jazz Artist and Grammy Award Winner, Elio Villafranca, at Astoria Home of Terry Walsh Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Frances Luhmann McDonald
OurLIC Contributor, Political Junkie

Political Junkie says: Street Safety for Children begins at School Crossing Guards Traffic Enforcement Agents can be monitors of School Crossing location. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Shareing and Careing to Have Anniversary Benefit and Private Auction Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:00 pm

Shareing and Careing to Have Anniversary Benefit and Private Auction Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:00 pm Joseph Pistilli Master of Ceremonies Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Come One, Come All To The...Kiwanis Club Of Astoria/L.I.C. Annual Holiday Auction December 2, 2013. PREVIEW: 6:30 P.M. • AUCTION: 7 P.M EXCLUSIVE: OurLIC VIDEO and PHOTOS of 2012 Christmas Auction presented with this article. Watch Speaker Peter Vallone, Sr. and Council Member Peter Vallone Jr. auction their ties! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Danielle De Stefano, Hockey Mom who ran for NYC City Council District 22 seat 2013

HOCKEY MOM De Stefano Says that Our Children Have Become Targets Former City Council Candidate: It's about "Public Safety" and budgeting resources. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Frances Luhmann McDonald
OurLIC Contributor, Political Junkie

Political Junkie Looks at Growing SENIORS in NYC. In the Next 20 Years 1 out of 5 New Yorkers will be 60+ "So why didn't our new Mayor mention Senior Citizens when he spoke of his plans for our city?" Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Mayor de Blasio, State of the City 2014

STATE OF THE CITY: Mayor William de Blasio 2/10/2014 De Blasio outlines priorities at first State of the City. "Every day I sit behind the desk of Mayor LaGuardia, reminded of the courage we must all summon in our fight to make New York City work better for everyone." Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Cranky's Changes Name to 1682 and Continues to Morph to Meet the Demands of the Changing Neighborhood From Cafe to Bistro! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Catsimatidis being endorsed by the NYPD Seargents Benevolent Association. 8/8/2013

Seargents Benevolent Association of NYPD Endorses John Catsimatidis. Says "The Clear Choice In The GOP Primary For Mayor" Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NY State Senator Michael Gianaris at Town Hall Meeting June 2, 2011

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO Coverage: Michael Gianaris Holds Town Hall Meeting Across City and State Agencies June 2, 2011 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Danielle De Stefano, Hockey Mom who ran for NYC City Council District 22 seat 2013

HOCKEY MOM De Stefano Reminds People that it is about Sanitation. Sanitation. Sanitation. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NY State Comptroller DiNapoli's Weekly News for March 9, 2014 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .



Frances Luhmann McDonald
OurLIC Contributor, Political Junkie

Political Junkie Appraises First 57 Days and Says We Need to All be VOTERS. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Thomas DiNapoli, Comptroller, State of New York

NY State Comptroller DiNapoli's Weekly News for March 2, 2014 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Thomas DeNapoli, Comptroller for State of New York

NY State Comptroller DiNapoli's Weekly News for February 23, 2014 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


(L) John Liu, Comptroller and Candidate for Mayor (R) Frank Arcabascio, President of 30th Avenue Business Association and owner of Redken Saloon Salon;

Fullfilling a Promise, Candidate John Liu Visits 30th Avenue to Meet with Merchants, Business Owners, and Restaurant. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Crosby Newcomer-Falk, Zone 126 Demonstrates the NYC Kindergarden Registration.

CHANCELLOR FARIÑA ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF THE KINDERGARTEN APPLICATION DEADLINE TO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20th Article includes VIDEO DEMONSTRATION of online Kindergarden Registration presented by Zone 126 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Peter Vallone Jr., Chair of Public Safety Committee for City Council and Candidate for President of Queen, talks with OurLIC about yesterdays Federal Judge Scheindlin's ruling relating to Stop and Frisk. 8/13/2013

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: City Council Members Peter Vallone Jr, James Gennaro and Candidate for City Council Costa Constantinides Speak Out about 'Stop & Frisk' and Judge Shira Scheindlin's Decision 8/12/2013 Vote that may override Mayor Bloomberg's Veto due August 22nd. Judge makes ruling August 12th that there are violation of Articles 4 and 14 of the Constitution and appoints a monitor over NYPD. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NY State Comptroller DiNapoli Weekly Newsletter for the Week Ending March 23, 2014 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


NY State Comptroller DiNapoli Weekly Newsletter for the Week Ending March 16, 2014 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Linda Mellon, Executive Director, Business Services at LaGuardia Community College

La Guardia Community College, Urban Upbound, and the Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Meet for Briefing on LAGCC Business Services and the New York City Small Business Development Center The most important thing in running a business or an organization is to know the resources available in your community. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Henry Zilberman

Z-Hotel Owner, Henry Zilberman (53), the Long Island City Real Estate Developer and Entrepreneur, Dies March 1, 2014 Z HOTEL OWNER Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


New York Senate Votes Down DREAM ACT.

OurLIC Calls for the NY City Council and Mayor de Blasio to Reinstate the Hon. Peter F. Vallone Scholarship
In April 2013, Bill de Blasio, then Public Advocate called on the City Council and Mayor Bloomberg to reinstate the Hon. Peter F. Vallone Scholarship. He said then that it was "...the right thing to do, it is critical to New York City's future." Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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The Beautiful Hands of PAL!

OurLIC SPECIAL NYC REPORT: The Police Athletic League ~ Photos of Celebration, Santa, Tour, and Performaces All the Beautiful Faces...and the Beautiful Hands of PAL! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Hour Children Camp

Hour Children Camp Lions Club of Long Island City / Astoria plans a PIZZA PARTY for the Hour Children Camp on Tuesday August 13th at 6:00 pm Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


John Catsimatidis Goes Eyeball to Eyeball wity Romanian Journal / Romanian Voice TV

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO CONVERSATION:  John Catsimatidis Goes Eyeball-to-Eyeball with Romanian Journal / Romanian Voice TV Unique insights into John Catsimatidis, the man, drawn out by interviewer Mariana Terra, Editor of Romanian Journal and representing Romanian Voice TV Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Frances Luhmann McDonald
OurLIC Contributor, Political Junkie

Political Junkie says "It's March Madness" Compares Albany and NYC Politics to Basketball. "It's not about how you play the game. It's about scoring the winning basket before the buzzer rings." But....do the TV viewers win? Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


FULL SHOW: CATS Roundtable

NEW RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: John Catsimatidis

Kicks-off "The CATS Roundtable" with Broadcast on WNYM March 16, 2014

You can Listen HERE to Governor Cuomo and Pataki Talk about Today's Issues.... Plus Award Winning TV Host Ernie Anastos and Former Congressman Vito Fossella Join Catsimatidis
Governor Cuomo and former Governor Pataki both reflecting on government give the new talk show a BIG START Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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Just Across the Newtown Creek, Catsimatidis Saves Jobs and Prepares to Turn Grease into Gold with his Greenpoint Biodiesel Plant Permit pending for long-delayed facility on Newtown Creek that would transform food oil into vehicle fuel Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

NY Post endorses Peter Vallone Jr. for Queens Borough President Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


OurLIC Town Hall Meeting / Meet the Press / Debate:  Candidates for City Council District 22 Astoria Primaries are Tuesday, September 10th Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Elections sometimes turn on a single blunder. Joe Lhota wants the public to give him 9 LIVES. Say it Aint So! MTA boss Joe Lhota said he would have kept the trains running. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Gus Prentzas calls for Town Hall Debate. Candidate for NYC City Council 8/24/2013

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: Gus Prentzas, Candidate for City Council, Calls for Debate with Costa Constantinides Watch here for further announcement about a Town Hall Meeting debate between Astoria City Council Member Candidates for District 22. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


John Catsimatidis (Independent Republican), Announces QUEENS RALLY for September 4th

QUEENS RALLY for September 4th.  John Catsimatidis (Independent Republican), Announces GET OUT THE VOTE RALLY As September 10th Primary Nears, NOT A FUND RAISER. No Funds Collected. Get out the Vote Rally at Cretan House, 31-33 31st Street, Astoria. Refreshments will be served. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Hosts Three SPECIAL Events this Thursday, April 18th Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Danielle De Stefano, Hockey Mom who ran for NYC City Council District 22 seat 2013

Hockey Mom is Against the Bag Tax.  It Goes Before NY City Council Today - 3/26/2014 How will this fee be enforced? Is the city going to send tax agents into every supermarket, grocery store and bodega to count the bags? Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


FULL SHOW: CATS Roundtable

CATS ROUNDTABLE ON WNYM 970AM 3/23: "Good Morning New York...This is John Catsimatidis"

You can Listen HERE to Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani talk about the job de Blasio is doing  today... hear Rob Astorino, candidate for Governor, talk about what he wants to do as Governor. Former Mayor Giuliani says the NYC is heading in the wrong direction with "emphasis on dependency" and on "big government." Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Frank Morano is co-producer.

Rudy Giuliani & Rob Astorino Join John Catsimatidis On The CATS Roundtable

Sunday, March 23rd at 9am on 970AM-The Answer
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The Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, October 17, 2013 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Board of Elections Shows 78,491 Paper Ballots for NYC Primaries

It is not OVER until it is OVER! John Catsimatidis Takes Leadership Role and Tweets Board of Election 78,491 uncounted paper ballots Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Jim Cramer, MAD MONEY. CNBC September 6, 2013

John Catsimatidis, Candidate for Mayor, says America can be "Energy Independent by 2020" on Jim Cramer Show. Sells 100% American gasoline at his Red Apple gas stations Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


ALL Candidates for Astoria City Council, District 22, have been invited by OurLIC to  participate in a Town Hall Forum / Meet the Press / Debate on Tuesday September 3, 2013 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Bohemian Hall. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


SPECIAL RECEPTION AND MEETING RESCHEDULED TO May 2, 2013 8:30 AM:  Diana Reyna, City Council Member and Chair of New York City Council's Committee on Small Business to Meet with LIC / Astoria Chamber 'The Small Business Community has a great time to come together to put forth an agenda that is healthy for them. It would be wonderful to understand how every candidate is going to have a small business agenda at the forefront.' Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


TASTE OF ROMANIA ~  A Festival May 7, 2013 Food, Culture, Trade, and Tourism Festival at Bucharest Restaurant co-hosted by Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce and the Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Who was Fannie Rosen??

PS229 Sixth Grade Students and Their Teacher, Caroline Roswell,  Make The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Relevant to Today Caroline Roswell (Gruss) brings her sixth grade students to Mt. Zion Cemetery to participate in the 100th Anniversary of the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Who was Fannie Rosen??

TODAY IN HISTORY: SPECIAL OurLIC VIDEO REPORT:  PS229 Sixth Grade Students and Their Teacher, Caroline Roswell,  Make The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Relevant to Today In 2011, Caroline Roswell (Gruss) brought her sixth grade students to Mt. Zion Cemetery to participate in the 100th Anniversary of the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Frances Luhmann McDonald
OurLIC Contributor, Political Junkie

Political Junkie Pleas for Action. Says "Tragedy Caused Reawakening."  Astoria Infrastructure Needs to be Addressed "Before a shovel goes into the Ground" at Hallets Cove and Astoria Cove Content of letter sent/read to: CB1, Taminent Regular Democratic Club, and all appropriate NYC Agencies Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund GALA Saturday May 10, 2014. HTSF.org

Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund To Celebrate 23rd Anniversary May 10th Event to Honor Michael Psaros, Mario Frangoulis and George Venizelos and will feature a superstar concert with Frangoulis, Sister Sledge and Valantis! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


National Greek Independence Day Parade New York Fifth Ave Sunday March 30 --- 2 PM to 4 PM on FOX Station MY 9 in New York Tri state area WORLD WIDE LIVE on the INTERNET 2 PM New York Time John Catsimatidis

GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE Sunday 3/30 2:00 pm -4:00 PM

Greeks Celebrate their Independence on March 25th. In Astoria, the largest population of Greek people outside of Greece celebrated at the Federation of Hellenic Societies on Friday evening March 14th...Hosted by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and three elected officials of Greek family background. Updated with Greek Independence Day Parade VIDEO 3/30/14

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NY State Comptroller DiNapoli Weekly Newsletter for the Week Ending April 6, 2014 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Assembly Member Aravella Simotas and United Community Civic Association (UCCA) Host Annual Town Hall Meeting April 3, 2014

VIDEO: Assembly Member Aravella Simotas and United Community Civic Association  (UCCA) Host Annual Town Hall Meeting           April 3, 2014 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

NY State Comptroller DiNapoli Weekly Newsletter for the Week Ending April 20, 2014 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Two Astoria Businesses Organize an Easter Party for Kids Thursday, April 17, 2014, at The Candy Bar on Ditmars Blvd. Private Island® Entertainment, The Candy Bar Teamed up to create a special Easter Event for Children Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Political Junkie Asks "Where Did the Money Come From" Answers or non-answers will appear here in the future. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Greek Community Leadership Breakfast with Comptroller Scott Stringer 4/11/2014 More than 5,000 Greeks have settled in Astoria during the past year Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Two Astoria Businesses Organize an Easter Party for Kids Thursday, April 17, 2014, at The Candy Bar on Ditmars Blvd. Private Island® Entertainment, The Candy Bar Teamed up to create a special Easter Event for Children Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Frances Luhmann McDonald
OurLIC Contributor, Political Junkie

Political Junkie says "Not everyone got an answer they liked at the Town Hall Meeting. But at least, they got an answer." Town Hall Meeting April 3, 2014 co-hosted by Assembly Woman Aravella Simotas and the United Community Civic Association Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

July 4th Fireworks Return to East River Senator Gianaris Celebrates Return of Fourth of July Fireworks to East River Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher - SUNY - Speaks at ZONE126 Meeting about discovering a success path for children through community support.

SUNY Chancellor Speaks at Long Island City Meeting on Her Views About Early Education, and Why it is Important to SUNY. OurLIC Video Conversation with SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Ditmars Blvd: Ecumenical Patriarchate Irene Chrysovalantou Sacred Patriarchal Orthodox Monastery procession celebrates Holy Friday Evening. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


John Catsimatidis, Candidate for Mayor of NYC

BREAKING NEWS:  OurLIC ENDORSES Seven Candidates Including: John Catsimatidis for Mayor of the City of New York; Peter Vallone, Jr. for President of the Borough of Queens; Gus Prentzas for City Council District 22 Astoria; and Jimmy Van Bramer for City Council, District 26, Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Astoria and Maspeth IT IS CRITICAL TO VOTE THIS TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10th in the DEMOCRATIC PARTY and REPUBLICAN PARTY PRIMARIES. Do not leave this choice to others. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Crowley Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the New York World’s Fair with House Resolution 1964 World’s Fair Recognized for Outstanding Achievements and Lasting Legacy in Queens and Across the Country Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Amber Alert in New Jersey after Lodi woman found stabbed to death, two young sons missing  Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Political Junkie says: Make up your own metaphor. NYC is looking more and more like MONOPOLY. Frances Luhmann McDonald tells us how close MONOPOLY is to NYC Politics...and how to play the game. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Raymour & Flanigan Showroom, Northern Blvd in Long Island City

Raymour & Flanigan to Meet with Long Island City / Astoria Business and Community Leaders this Thursday. Reception and Luncheon 4/24/2014

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer to be Guest.
The Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce welcomes Raymour & Flanigan to Long Island City in its first 'GROWTH: From the Inside Out' meeting. Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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Political Junkie says: It Takes Horse Sense to be a Good Mayor for NYC. When it comes to priorities ... de Blasio doesn't have any 'horse sense'. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


LIC EARTH WEEK EVENT:  Bring Electronic Equipment to Vernon Blvd / 48th Ave, Long Island City on Saturday April 26th EARTH DAY Recycling event in LIC. Hosted by LIC headquartered Guardian Data Destruction and Sponsors Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


The Cats Roundtable Sunday, May 4th: Gov. Tom Corbett, Sen. Jeff Klein & Fred Dicker Join John Catsimatidis On  970AM -The Answer 9am Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Erin Moore, New Executive Director of Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC)

OurLIC VIDEO CONVERSATION: Erin Moore. New Executive Director of Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


ALLEGRO, a Rogers and Hammerstein Musical Performance,  at APAC May 1 - May 17 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Political Junkie Asks: "What are they Smoking" Things don't add up. But, how can anybody be against it? Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Political Junkie writes "GOOD COP, BAD COP, BLUE COPS, NO COPS " Expect more of this good-cop, bad-cop, routine. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


OurLIC Theater Review: ALLEGRO. Must See if You Like Life, Music, and Dance APAC produces a SUPERB Roger & Hammerstein show that reaches back in time to the early 1900's to tell a story of life with BIG messages that are still relevant today. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Catsimatidis to speak on his vision of a new Worlds Fair at Queens Chamber of Commerce Breakfast May 13, 2014

Modern American Industrialist, John Catsimatidis, to Speak on his Vision of a NEW World's Fair for NYC at a Queens Chamber Chamber of Commerce Breakfast May 13th The man who wants NYC to have another World's Fair, will address business leaders. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Political Junkie says "Library Books are Overdue" A full audit of the library books is more than over-due...and the situation now throws open questions about the long overdue Hunter's Point Library on the River. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


'Education' and 'Family Values' were the Message at the Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund's 23rd Annual Gala.  Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at New York Marriott Marquis Today's Students are Tomorrow's Hope...Let's Give Them a Chance... Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Political Junkie Wonders whether Money Grows on Trees in  NYC and NYS. Presto..."We found the $$$!!" But seriously...We all want to know where it was before you found it. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Blink, Bam, BOOM! Political Junkie asks "How is our new Mayor sleeping at night?" Go to Full OurLIC Article. .



Michael Gianaris, New York State Senator. Cats Roundtable, 5/18/14

Michael Gianaris, NY State Senator from Western Queens, Looked at as Possible Running Mate as Lieutenant Governor with Governor Mario Cuomo Informed sources say that Gianaris could be the Governor's choice as his next Lieutenant Governor. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin

Join John Catsimatidis on the Cats Roundtable PodCast of 6/8/2014 NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, Former U.S. Senator Al D'Amato and Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Show #13 -- 6/8/2014 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

Political Junkie says: HOLD EM, PLAY EM, But if you FOLD EM, You're out of the Game! It looks like more than half of us have decided to let someone else do our shopping. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


TWO LETTERS say:

Curtis Sliwa Helped Make NYC Subways and Streets SAFE.  Curtis DESERVES TO BE THANKED AND SUPPORTED. OurLIC wants to support Curtis and his GUARDIAN ANGELS with TABLES at his Annual GALA June 3rd...a Party for his 60th Birthday! Be part of it. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


US Soldiers honored by Catholic War Veterans Post No 1 and American Legion Post 145 on Memorial Day at Veteran Memorial in Astoria Park.

ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY Wreath Placing Ceremony May 26, 2014

Memorial Day 2012 Ceremony and Holiday Picnic Bring Attention and Honor to Soldiers Who Gave Life to Protect Freedom
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Frances Luhmann McDonald

Political Junkie Does a Survey. Asks if we are Ready for this Dance. Who is Leading? Who is Following?

The Answer will Surprise You!
Cuomo and de Blasio doing the Tango? What is this all about? Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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FOLLOW THIS HISTORICAL EVENT LIVE:  May 24-26, 2014 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople-New Rome and Pope Francis of Rome will meet in Jerusalem John and Margo Catsimatidis and their family will participate in Jerusalem in the visit of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Apostolic Pilgrimage: May 25 & May 26th Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Frances Luhmann McDonald, OurLIC Contributor, Political Junkie

Political Junkie is Watching: Shhhh! It's the Library! Comptroller Stringer vs Comptroller Hevesi City Comptroller Stringer takes the Queens Library to the Manhattan State Supreme Court to question the legality of a so-called arrangement between former Comptroller Hevesi and the library. Hearing Scheduled for June 24, 2014 Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch in prayer inside the tomb of Jesus Christ during Historic Pilgrimage to Jerusalem. May 25, 2014

HISTORIC PILGRIMAGE: Apostolic Journey to the Holy Land: Ecumenical Celebration: 50th Anniversary of Meeting Between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras.  Pilgrimage of His Holiness to the Holy Land, May 24 - 26, 2014

New York City Leaders Participate
COMMON DECLARATION OF POPE FRANCIS AND THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW I Article includes photos of 2004 and 2008 meetings with the Pope and Patriarch; and Catsimatidis Roundtable AM970 interview with Rabbi Arthur Schneier of the Park East Synagogue, Founder of Appeal of Conscience Foundation.

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LAST CALL:  Join Us With Michelle Knight, one of the Three Women Held Captive for a DECADE in the Cleveland Kidnappings. She will Receive a Special Award from The Guardian Angles in NYC this Tuesday, June 3rd at their GALA Michelle Knight, one of the three women held captive in the Cleveland kidnappings, has a Guardian Angel connection. She will be joining The Guardia Angels for dinner Tuesday June 3rd to tell New Yorkers about it. Ms. Knight has just published a book about her ordeal, Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


World Poised for New Era of Unity and Peace through Religious Leaders. BREAKING NEWS: Pope Francis; the All Holy Patriarch Bartholomew I; Machmud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine; and Shimon Peres, President of Israel ALL to meet at the Vatican for prayer for peace. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Frances Luhmann McDonald, OurLIC Contributor, Political Junkie

The Curious Mind of the Political Junkie Asks "How Did this Happen?" Ask questions! Write letters and insist on real answers! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Frances Luhmann McDonald, OurLIC Contributor, Political Junkie

Political Junkie Wants to Know: "Whatever Became of...." Here are some "Whatever became of..." we ought to be thinking about. Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


FULL CATS ROUNDTABLE TALK SHOW June 29, 2014

City Council Speaker Melisa Mark-Viverito Discuss New New York City ID Program for ALL New Yorkers, and the $75 Billion Budget Signed 6/27/2014 (UP 7% with NO TAX INCREASE!)

John Negroponte, former Ambassador to Iraq and the UN Discuss the  Crisis in Iraq and What the US Should Do.

Dr. Anthony Limberakis on Religious Freedom and Persecution of Christians by Muslims, and Crucifixion in Syria

Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Larry Cary on Proposal to Reduce Standards for Specialty High Schools Entrants
The Cats Roundtable is Making NEWS and Uncovering TRUTH. Go to Full OurLIC Article.
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Tony Vaccaro with his ARGUS camera from WWII

Reflections of D-Day  June 6, 1944.

NOTICE: May 29, 2011 the US Congress has declared to be "Michael A. 'Tony' Vaccaro Day"   throughout the land. OurLIC Video Conversation: Veteran Tony Vaccaro about WWII and his life Go to Full OurLIC Article. .


Frances Luhmann McDonald
OurLIC Contributor, Political Junkie

Political Junkie uses the "F" word. No... not what your thinking! It seems to me we could do a better job helping the homeless! Go to Full OurLIC Article. .

"The Missy Factor" Brings Things into Focus for Photographer Jesse Winter

FDNY from LIC, Astoria, and Greenpoint Respond to 2-Alarm Fire on Vernon Blvd. Story in Progress. Go to Full Photos and Updates.

Remembering WWII and D-Day June 6, 1944
with Tony Vaccaro
Go to presentation of photos from Tony Vaccaro. Photographs 1944-1945

Queens Botanical Garden gets Innovative Help From Urban Explorations

East River Development Alliance (ERDA), cuts the ribbon and celebrates its community by creating another tool to enable residents through effective, innovative resources and solutions. Grand Opening of ERDA Federal Credit Union. An American Bandstand Event!

Van Bramer puts MTA on the Right Track. The mighty MTA met its match at a Town Hall Meeting in Long Island City last night. Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Assembly Member Cathy Nolan, Assembly Member Mike Ginneris, and Community Board Chair Joseph Conley put the MTA on the Right Track. This Town Hall Meeting was recorded and is presented in its entirety exclusively by OurLIC.com. Forty-0ne video segments are available to view.

OurLIC Announces Annual Community Innovation and Development Awards

Interruption of the 7 Line for SEVEN Weekends Starting 1/29 - 3/29

Go to Full Videos of News Conference

OurLIC presents full video and photo coverage of the Ground Breaking Inauguration of Jimmy Van Bramer as New York City Council Member. Go to Video and Photo Coverage.

Exclusive: The Breadbox Cafe prepares for a GRAND OPENING Monday, January 4th on 11th Street at 47th Rd. in Long Island City.

Don't Miss it in LIC - January 1010

People with Dreams ... and the Woman who makes them Possible

The Brothers Bordone and Father, Giuseppe, Build Top Quality Condominiums in a Quiet Astoria Neighbhood. It is called THE EDGE CONDOMINIUM... and Carlo, Paolo, and Tony Bordone, along with their Father, Giuseppe, have built ten Condominium units at 23-32 31st Drive in Astoria, near Crescent Street, Broadway, and N Subway Line.

Seth Pinsky, NYCEDC, Outlines Agenda at Queens Economic Development Leadership Council

Tony Vaccaro: A Retrospective. Through his lifetime as both a gifted Journalist and a talented Photographer, Tony Vaccaro has skillfully shared his insights about people, war, and the joy of life.

PERFORMANCE REVIEW ~ Loyalties. Loyalties by John Galsworthy, author of The Forsyte Saga. Performed by the Unity Stage Company at The Parlor at Cassino Restaurant through January 2010.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Christopher Ward, Executive Director of The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, discusses transportation infrastructure plans affecting Long Island City and Queens

Business Video Seminar: LICBDC Business Seminar, Small Business Preparedness.

The Greater Astoria Historical Society and the community of Long Island City/Astoria, are concerned about the safety of the historic millstones located at Queens Plaza.

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney Speaks out on Economic Development and the Business Improvement District

Introduction: Stimulus Funding For Small Businesses. Workshop Sponsored by Office Borough President, Helen M. Marshall

Mayor Bloomberg Announces City's $100 Million Acquisition of the 30-Acre Hunter's Point South Parcel

Modern Spaces Releases the first ever Long Island City Residential Sales & Rental Market Report

Construction Begins on Queens Plaza Streetscape Project; Jackson Avenue Improvements Underway

Toyoko Inn, Japanese firm, plans largest borough hotel at Jackson Avenue

PERSPECTIVES: Part 1: Conversations with Frank Carrado, Photographer and Mayor of Long Island City

ENTERTAINMENT: Afrodita at Gantry Plaza State Park 8/25/09

Gary Kesner, Executive Vice President of Silvercup Studios, is Honoree. William D. Modell Community Service Award.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO NEWS COVERAGE: Part 1: LICBDC Exposition and Luncheon, Wednesday, November 18, 2009. Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, Keynote Speech discusses Economic Development in Long Island City, Astoria, and Queens

Business at its Best! LICBDC Annual Expositon and Award Luncheon.

LICBDC 2009 Exhibition Photo Coverage

Public Hearing: Proposed Hunters Point South Open Space Project Plan

History of Long Island City. History and The Waterfront Crabhouse

The Waterfront Crabhouse Hosts Dinner at Hope Lodge for Patients and Caregivers.

Travel & Tourism Council of Long Island City Formed

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Queens Honors LICBDC's Dan Miner

Breaking Ground at Year End 2009. $222 Million in NYC Budget + $92 Million for Hunters Point South Housing Subsidies

Inauguration of Jimmy Van Bramer as City Council Member, January 9th.

You are cordially invited to join RING 8 for its Annual Holiday and Awards Ceremony, Sunday, January 10, 2009

Items to be Auctioned for Benefit, such as Floyd Mayweather Signed Glove.

Reserve Holiday Parties Now! Catering, Corporate Events, Venues, & Parties

New York City Marathon 2009 in Long Island City.

Runners in New York City 2009 Marathon pass along Vernon Blvd in Long Island City. Bloomberg set the pace.

Jimmy Van Bramer ran as a 'Community Organizer' and wins City Council Member position for New York City District 26th

Halloween 2009 in Long Island City

Ring 8, Veteran Boxers Association of NY, Returns to Waterfront Crabhouse.

Modern Spaces Real Estate celebrates its 1st Anniversary in LIC at Testaccio.

Construction Begins on Queens Plaza Streetscape Project; Jackson Avenue Improvements Underway

Go to video chat with Jimmy Van Bramer

Go to video chat with Angelo Maragos

Candid Conversation with Brent O'leary, Candidate for City Council

RCN opened its new Heartquarters with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a tour of its new headquartes on Tuesday, August 4, 2009. Go to full Video and Photo Story

The Queens Library held a Chartering Ceremony for its Friends of Hunter's Point/Queens West Library On The River on July 13, 2009

Brent O'Leary to speak out against proposed changes at Queens Civic Congress rally outside NYC Building Dept, 280 Bdway, Fri, July 10

Jimmy Van Bramer, Candidate for City Council, 26th District, Discusses his Commitments on Earth Day

United Auto Workers Endorse Jimmy Van Bramer for City Council

Community Board 2 Held an Open Forum on Liquor License and Sidewalk Cafe Applications for Vernon Blvd, July 14, 2009

 

108th Precinct's National Night Out On Crime

Photographer Tony Vaccaro Filming PBS Special on D-Day, June 6, 1944

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