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LIC Development Is Now Marring James Turrell's Famous Skyspace Piece At MoMA PS1

LIC Development Is Now Marring James Turrell's Famous Skyspace Piece At MoMA PS1

The new 5Pointz can be seen poking in through the bottom left of this photograph. Used with permission by Luke Eddins. For decades, artist James Turrell has been synonymous with disintegrating the boundaries between space and...

Amazon Can't Close The BQX's Giant Budget Hole

Amazon Can't Close The BQX's Giant Budget Hole

A rendering of the mythical BQX in Queens Plaza (Friends of the BQX) Almost from the second Amazon announced it would be opening a new campus on the Long Island City waterfront, talk began that this...

'We Got Played': City Council Grills Amazon Executives Over Queens Deal

'We Got Played': City Council Grills Amazon Executives Over Queens Deal

James Patchett, the head of the City's Economic Development Corporation, defended the Amazon deal under pointed questioning from the City Council on Wednesday morning (William Alatriste / City Council) “We got played,” Council Speaker Corey Johnson...

Documents Reveal How NY Won Amazon's Rose

Documents Reveal How NY Won Amazon's Rose

A rendering of Amazon in Long Island City prepared by the City's Economic Development Corporation (EDC) On the same day that the City and the State announced the creation of a community advisory committee to "solicit...

Amazon's Queens Expansion Reveals Divisions Among NYC Unions

Amazon's Queens Expansion Reveals Divisions Among NYC Unions

Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store union, speaking out against Amazon's new campus outside City Hall last Wednesday (Emil Cohen / City Council) In the largest union town in America, the arrival...

Amtrak Train To Boston Stuck For 6 Hours In Queens With Bathrooms 'Filled To The Brim'

Amtrak Train To Boston Stuck For 6 Hours In Queens With Bathrooms 'Filled To The Brim'

A Boston-bound Amtrak train (not this one) trapped commuters for hours in Long Island City this weekend. (AP/Shutterstock) Last week, with some very cold temps threatening to freeze us in our beds, I told you that...

Anti-Amazon Protests Planned In NYC For Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Anti-Amazon Protests Planned In NYC For Black Friday & Cyber Monday

A new mural on Ludlow Street (Courtesy of Adrian Wilson) Critics of Amazon's plans for a taxpayer-subsidized Queens campus are making a concerted effort to derail the new location before it's too late. The Amazon opposition,...

Does Amazon Cuomo's '$9 To $1' Sales Pitch Make Sense?

Does Amazon Cuomo's '$9 To $1' Sales Pitch Make Sense?

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and John Schoettler, Vice President Global Real Estate and Facilities for Amazon, at last week's announcement. (Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo) A parable: A man walks into...

Wait, There Are Even More Tax Breaks Possible For Amazon's Queens HQ

Wait, There Are Even More Tax Breaks Possible For Amazon's Queens HQ

The Anable Basin in Long Island City is surrounded by warehouses. (Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock) Amazon’s expansion into Queens and the location [pdf] of its proposed new headquarters in Long Island City make it eligible for a lucrative...

Amazon's Proposed Queens HQ Meets Resistance: 'We Will Make It Impossible For Them'

Amazon's Proposed Queens HQ Meets Resistance: 'We Will Make It Impossible For Them'

(Jen Hsu / WNYC) The ink is barely dry on the secret agreement that will soon bring Amazon to Long Island City, but some New Yorkers are already working to crush the deal. On Wednesday afternoon,...

NYC Real Estate Brokers & Landlords Are Salivating Over Amazon Invasion

NYC Real Estate Brokers & Landlords Are Salivating Over Amazon Invasion

A sea gull flies off holding fish scraps near a former dock facility outside Gantry State Park in Long Island City (Bebeto Matthews/AP/Shutterstock) Christopher Austad, a real estate broker for Douglas Elliman who rents and sells...

A First Look At Everything New York Will Give Amazon To Come To Queens

A First Look At Everything New York Will Give Amazon To Come To Queens

Traffic moves along 44th Drive in Long Island City, Queens (Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock) For everyone wondering when we would find out how much boodle Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio offered to Amazon in exchange for coming...

It's Official: Amazon Coming To Long Island City In Exchange For $1.5 Billion In State Subsidies

It's Official: Amazon Coming To Long Island City In Exchange For $1.5 Billion In State Subsidies

Photograph of the Long Island City waterfront by Sami Haidar Capping off what is likely the most hyped and humiliation-inducing search for a satellite office in modern history, Amazon has officially announced its plan to bring...

Cuomo Reportedly Planning End Run Around City Council For Amazon LIC HQ

Cuomo Reportedly Planning End Run Around City Council For Amazon LIC HQ

More like Amazon Island. (JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Several compelling arguments can be made against the establishment of Amazon's HQ 2.0 in Long Island City, but according to a report in Crain's, Governor Amazon Cuomo is not interested...

A Few Questions Need Answers Before Amazon Invades Long Island City

A Few Questions Need Answers Before Amazon Invades Long Island City

Long Island City (Nick Parmar / Flickr) Monday's bombshell revelation that Amazon might be ready to split its new second headquarters in two and locate one half in Long Island City, initially reported in the Wall...

Photos: Bike Kill Gleefully Splashes Through A Nor'easter In New Cop-Free Spotgallery

Photos: Bike Kill Gleefully Splashes Through A Nor'easter In New Cop-Free Spot

One year after getting prematurely busted by the NYPD, Bike Kill returned, in all of its raucous, pedal-pumping glory, to a parking lot in Long Island City on Saturday. As in previous years, a patch of pavement...

Developers Appeal Ruling Ordering $6.7 Million Payout For Whitewashing 5 Pointz Graffiti

Developers Appeal Ruling Ordering $6.7 Million Payout For Whitewashing 5 Pointz Graffitigallery

Nearly five years after painting over the legendary graffiti mecca 5 Pointz in Queens, real estate developers are appealing a hefty judgment ordering them to pay the artists who decorated the building. Developer David Wolkoff told the...

'Unapologetically Authentic' Indian Food Awaits At The Thrilling New Adda

'Unapologetically Authentic' Indian Food Awaits At The Thrilling New Addagallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to LIC for some spectacular Indian food. THE VIBE It's not the most obvious location for one of the season's most exciting new restaurants. Adda, a contemporary "Indian Canteen,"...

Cyclist Killed After Driver Opens Door In Long Island City, Knocking Him Into Traffic

Cyclist Killed After Driver Opens Door In Long Island City, Knocking Him Into Traffic

(Google Maps) A cyclist was killed on Tuesday after being struck by a driver who opened the door of his parked car, propelling the cyclist into the road, where he was fatally hit by a box...

The Best Thing At Hyped Pizza Place Beebe's Is The Burger

The Best Thing At Hyped Pizza Place Beebe's Is The Burger  gallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to Beebe's in LIC. THE VIBE Beebe's, which opened in March in the lobby of the Boro Hotel in Long Island City, sits on the sort of nondescript, mostly...

Video: Astonished Queens Fishermen Catch Sea Turtle In The East River

Video: Astonished Queens Fishermen Catch Sea Turtle In The East Rivervideo

A fisherman in Queens reeled in an unexpected catch from the East River yesterday: A sea turtle. Chris Carlson spotted the action near the Costco in Long Island City on Monday around 7:30 p.m., "I was...

Check Out The Gutter's Sweet New LIC Bowling Alleygallery

Check Out The Gutter's Sweet New LIC Bowling Alley

Fans of beer, classic rock, and bowling have a new reason to head to Long Island City: beloved Greenpoint bowling mainstay The Gutter opens tonight (Friday) on 46th Avenue. The cavernous new space sits in a reclaimed...

Queens Music School Director Busted On Child Prostitution Charges

Queens Music School Director Busted On Child Prostitution Charges

Oliver Sohngen (Facebook) Federal agents arrested the head of a Queens music school today on charges that he paid for sex with children, and tried to buy sex with girls as young as 8. Oliver Sohngen,...

The Best New Vendors At LIC Flea And Food, Now Open Every Weekend

The Best New Vendors At LIC Flea And Food, Now Open Every Weekend gallery

The LIC Flea and Food kicked off its fifth outdoor season on Saturday afternoon, and the lot on 46th Avenue over near Gantry Plaza was filled with happy kids, sunny vibes, very good dogs, and at least...

Long Island City Taqueria Mines The World For Fillings

Long Island City Taqueria Mines The World For Fillings

Incheon taco (courtesy Unico) The versatility of the taco is being mined once again at a new DIY taqueria in Long Island City, Unico, that opened on Monday. Behind the concept is Suvir Saran, who runs...

Elderly Woman Fatally Mauled By Her Dog Days Before Pet Was To Be Put Down

Elderly Woman Fatally Mauled By Her Dog Days Before Pet Was To Be Put Down

(Google Maps) A 75-year-old woman died after being attacked by her family's Great Dane-English mastiff mix in their Long Island City home. A neighbor said the woman's son, who was also injured, came over for help...

Ramen Burger Creator Opens New Ramen Shack & Burger Shop In LICgallery

Ramen Burger Creator Opens New Ramen Shack & Burger Shop In LIC

"I wanted it to look mysterious," Keizo Shimamoto says while standing outside the nondescript storefront of his new (well, sort of, we'll get to that) ramen shop opening today on 40th Avenue in Long Island City. There's...

NYPD: This Guy Shoved A 69-Year-Old Man Down The Subway Stairsvideo

NYPD: This Guy Shoved A 69-Year-Old Man Down The Subway Stairs

Investigators are looking for a person accused of violently shoving an elderly man down a set of a stairs at a Queens subway station last week. The incident occurred on Wednesday, July 6th, at 1:30 p.m., at...

Bernie Sanders Plans More NYC Rallies: Sunday 4/17 In Prospect Park, Monday 4/18 In Hunter's Point

Bernie Sanders Plans More NYC Rallies: Sunday 4/17 In Prospect Park, Monday 4/18 In Hunter's Point

Bernie Sanders in Greenpoint (Scott Heins / Gothamist) Trailing Hillary Clinton in the latest polls, Bernie Sanders is planning an aggressive push in New York City ahead of the April 19 primary: Besides a debate night...

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