Thursday, July 30, 2015


Bell Boulevard welcomes change with new businesses

Bayside has a new look. Several new businesses now grace Bell Boulevard with even more on the way. And as the Bayside Village Business Improvement District looks for new parking solutions, the area known for its independent small businesses will be more welcoming to both residents and visitors than ever before. Comment.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Long Island City

New comedy club opens in Long Island City

The laughter is back on Vernon Boulevard. A new comedy club called The Standing Room quietly opened in late June at the former home of The Laughing Devil. Comment.

Escape room games come to Bayside

Bayside is now home to a new game that has grown in popularity in Manhattan in the past few years: the escape room. Comment.

Saturday, July 25, 2015


Starbucks to start brewing in downtown Jamaica

Starbucks will open its first branch in Jamaica during the first half of 2016. Comments (5).

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Friday, July 24, 2015


Urban Upbound launches its first worker cooperative

The sign above the entrance to the offices of Urban Upbound says “Need a job?” It’s a question the non-profit organization has been asking residents of the Astoria Houses for more than a decade as it provides residents of public housing with the tools and resources needed to achieve economic mobility and self sufficiency, and to break the cycle of poverty. Comment.

New hotel opens in Corona

A brand new 90-room hotel opened in Corona Friday just a short walk from Citi Field, Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the USTA Tennis Center, home of the US Open. Comments (1).

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Long Island City

LIC BID expansion plan announced

The Long Island City Business Improvement District announced its proposed expansion plan this week that would create a new sub-district along Vernon Boulevard, Jackson Avenue and 44th Drive. Comments (1).

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