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Thursday July 28, 2011

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

The MTA has sent through an advisory that there will be diversion affecting 7 line service on the July 30-August 1, 2011 weekend.

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DOT Responds Quickly to Special Report on Court Square Municipal Garage Parking Signage

The DOT has installed signs throughout the Court Square area which point the way for drivers to locate the Municipal Parking Garage.  The garage serves the important and developing commercial Court Square area. It is important for the community residents, retailers, restaurants, commuters, and professionals, as well as the Long Island City neighborhood in general, but is hidden from view at the end of two dead end streets, both named Court Square.

On June 29th, OurLIC submitted a SPECIAL REPORT: Study of Court Square Municipal Garage Area showing absence of signage for Municipal Garage Parking. The purpose of this study was to determine if automobile and light truck drivers could easily identify parking and find the Court Square Municipal Garage located between two dead end roads. The study was conducted by Arthur Rosenfield, OurLIC Founder, and in the process of forming the Long Island City Chamber of Commerce. It was submitted to

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

Through the efforts of Missy Palermo; Anthony and Vicky Voss; and the residents of 47th Road; a Block Party was organized on July 23, 2011.

You almost could not tell that the temperature was nearly 100.  Children played on the street in the hydrant spay. Other's dunked their friends.  Mist filled the air to cool guests in front of one home.  The magician had everyone's undivided attention.

Residents of 47th Road gathered their friends, families, and neighbors around tables in front of their homes. It was curb-to-curb barbecue and soda.

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'Live at the Gantries' Kicks-off Season with Latin-Jazz Coalition

Live at the Gantries kicked off the 2011 Season with a performance by The Latin-Jazz Coalition.

The Latin-Jazz Coalition was founded in 1986 and performs Afro-Cuban Jazz, Salsa, and classic jazz. Demetrios Kastaris leads the group.

Live at the Gantries

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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

The recent marriage equality vote in Albany inspired the management of Molly Blooms Victorian bar and restaurant in Sunnyside, Queens to make a generous offer: They decided to hold a raffle offering a free wedding reception to one lucky same-sex couple after gay nuptials become legal on July 24.

The offer led a flood of entries from far and wide and on Wednesday evening, July 13, 2011 a pool of over 40 couples gathered at the new bar and restaurant to witness one couple win.

Janice Velten the popular  mail carrier at Sunnyside Post Office for the past 40years, and her partner Patrice Pfirmann a civilian employee with the police department, had their names pulled from the hat as the bar erupted in cheers. These local Sunnyside residents have been partners for the past 24 years. “I've lived here in Sunnyside for 24 years and my partner Janice has lived here for 42 years,” Pfirmann said.

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Public Meeting Notice:  Liquor Licenses Applications for Premises within the Hunters Point Area - August 3, 2011

Community Board #2

Community Board #2 has scheduled a PUBLIC MEETING of the City Services and Safety Committee at the Community Board #2 Office at  6:30 PM on Wednesday, August 3, 2011.

Community Board #2
43-22 50th Street, 2nd Floor
Woodside, NY 11377

At the above time and place, the Committee will consider the following aplications made to the New York State Liquor Authority for liquor license at premises within Hunters Point.

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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."

Walter Hang is president of Toxics Targeting, an environmental database firm that helps to safeguard New York City's drinking water.  He and his colleagues have released extensive government information documenting natural gas hazards in New York State involving fires, explosions, polluted water supply wells, evacuated homes and massive uncontrolled wastewater releases.  He also drafted a coalition letter with more than 10,000 signatories calling for the withdrawal of the Department of Environmental Conservation's draft proposed regulations.  His work has received extensive local, state, national and international media coverage.

See: http://www.toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale

OurLIC attended a Ridgewood Democratic Club meeting on September 24th.  Video segments of Walter Hang, Cathy Nolan, and other speakers are presented.

Highlights:

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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

It is the Summer of 2011....and who doesn't like ice cream!  

Mark Entler and Kenneth Wolk, both residents, have opened an Uncle Louie G's Italian Ice & Ice Cream scoop shop in Long Island City.

The ice cream is 'gourmet' and is delicious. It is sold and served right through the walk-up window in the Solarium Condominium building on 48th Avenue. This store is sure to be a hit with the residents as well as vistors.

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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.

On June 7th, seventy people representing residents and merchants gathered at Molly Blooms, a new restaurant on Queens Blvd in Sunnyside.  They gathered with Congressman Joseph Crowley, and New York City Council Member, Jimmy Van Bramer to launch the Queens Blvd Merchants Association.  [ Go to OurLIC Article Sunnyside Queens Blvd Merchants Initiative Started 6/7/2011 ]

The QBMI's hope is that it can facilitate communication and open up the discussion about how to improve Sunnyside. The group seeks to improve the community and encourage residents to Buy Local, Shop Local, and Hire Local.

OurLIC met with Ciaran at his Molly Blooms restaurant so that he could share his ideas.  The conversation was video recorded and presented her in its entirety.

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Our Long Island City Side of the East River is Very Enticing

It is 3 minutes 13 Seconds from Grand Central Station to Long Island City by the 7 Subway Line.  [ OurLIC NEWS   OFFICIAL STOP WATCH TEST ]

It is 2 minutes 42 seconds from 34th Street to the Long Island City Ferry stop [ OurLIC NEWS FERRY STARTS   ]

The new Long Island City that is emerging along the East River and through Vernon Blvd and Jackson Avenue is a remarkably enticing place to live, work,  raise a family, play, and eat...right in the epicenter of New York City. It is a little behind in retail shopping convenience, but that will now come quickly as critical mass of residents is growing, and more condominiums open.

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Temporary Construction Detour - Center Blvd/50th Ave

On Monday, July 18th the Hunter’s Point South Redevelopment Project will implement a temporary detour on Center Boulevard/50th Avenue between 49th Avenue and 2nd Street. The detour is necessary in order to allow for installation of a new 15” storm sewer down the middle of 50th Avenue because the street is not sufficiently wide to allow for construction and maintaining traffic flow simultaneously.  The detour will involve a full closure weekdays during construction hours. Nights and weekends, a single traffic lane (south then eastbound) will be maintained. (Refer to the attached diagrams.) We expect the detour to remain in place approximately one month.

 

In preparation for the detour, parking will be eliminated on both sides of 50th Avenue (Center Boulevard to 2nd Street) effective 7:00 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, July 14th. Please relocate your vehicle by 7:00 a.m. Vehicles are subject to towing.

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Benchmarking August 1st Deadline Nears for Building Owners. $500 Fines per Quarter Follow.

NYC Requirements. Fines. Deadlines.

Jay-E Emmingham is a Senior Energy $mart Communities Coordinator at the Pratt Center for Community Development. She specializes in helping companies understand benchmarking, and comply with the new NYC requirements.

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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

Move the clock forward twelve months from June 2010.  Things have changed fast in Long Island City.  Long Island City Real Estate Meeting and Special Report.  LICBDC Breakfast Panel

This year, the Long Island City Partnership Real Estate panelists represented a new, large corporate tenant (Jet Blue), a large residential developer/builder (Related), and a writer for the Daily News.

The moderator, David Brause of Brause Realty, represented both the BID, now called Long Island City Partnership, and real estate development interests. The topic was "Real Estate", but the message was different than twelve months ago.

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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

As a community, Long Island City is very happy that Henry Zilberman has selected Long Island City to make the investment in a 100 room hotel here. The Z Hotel is contemporary and innovative in design and style for travelers, local visitors, residents, and local businesses that will make good use of it. It has the promise to make a significant contribution to both the quality of life in Long Island City as well as the economic future of the Long Island City community.

Henry Zilberman could have invested to build the Z Hotel anywhere. We think he chose Long Island City because it is in an early stage of a renaissance both as a residential community as well as a tourism destination.

Zilberman had the vision and foresight to see the opportunity. The community will support his hotel, and both will grow as the relationship between his hotel and community becomes further understood.

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'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.

Long Island City residents, business leaders, and elected officials were shown photographs of a new strip / burlesk club preparing to open on 21st Street.  The location had previously been rejected for a liquor license by the New York State Liquor Authority on October 6, 2010.

Among the reasons for rejecting the location at the time was the fact that the stakeholders were threatening to open a "juice bar' where total nudity and 18 year old patrons are permitted by law.  The Commissioners determined that this was not characteristic of good citizens trying to work with a neighborhood.

Dispite the rejected application for a license to sell liquor for on-premise consumption at the location, and the commentary by the Chairman of the Commission, owners of the location have ignored the admonishment and completely built the interior of a club to be known as Gypsy Rose.

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USA TODAY Reports that Patient gets World's First Artificial Trachea

Patient gets world's first artificial trachea

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NY DAILY NEWS: Rampant Parking Placard Abuse in Long Island City Causing Problems for Businesses and Residents

ARTICLE COURTESY OF NY DAILY NEWS.

ARTICLE COURTESY OF NY DAILY NEWS.

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Statement From Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer & Dan Hendrick On Marriage Equality

"Today, New York made history.

"By lifting this barrier to equal rights, our state has made a clear and forceful declaration that there must be no second-class New Yorkers.

"Today has been a day when our greatest ideals were on display – ideals like 'liberty and justice for all' and the unshakable belief that 'all men are created equal.’

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MTA Promotes 'Long Island City is Open for Business' during Weekend Shutdown of 7 Subway.

You can get there from here.

Once again the MTA has shut down the 7 Subway between Time Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza, Queens, and plans to continue with shutdowns during the summer.

The effect of these shutdowns on the restaurant and retail business during the Summer of 2011 promises to result in hardship.   The restaurants and merchants in Long Island City have already ne struggling from exceptionally harsh winter months.

In a gesture to mitigate the damage, the MTA has posted promotional posters in locations which show alternative ways to get to Long Island City. 

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