2013-08-21 E-Edition

Bronx-Whitestone Bridge 14th Avenue Exit Ramp Closed Weekend Of August 17 Through 19



Motorists should use 20th Avenue Exit Instead The 14th Avenue exit ramp off the Queens-bound Bronx-Whitestone Bridge will be closed the weekend of Aug. 17-19 for necessary construction. Motorists should use the 20th Avenue exit instead. The ramp will close at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 and reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 19. Contractors E.E. Cruz/Tully will be […]

Hopper’s Blackwell’s Island Fetches $19 Million At Auction



Edward Hopper, creator of the famous painting Nighthawks, has set another record for one of the highest prices paid at a private auction. The artwork is a view of the skyline along Roosevelt Island. Entitled Blackwell’s Island (the Island’s former title), is a large-scale oil painting from 1928 and old at Christie’s in July for just over $19 million at […]

Resobox Gallery Honors LIC History



Resobox gallery in Long Island City is known for its vision and expressive environment where artists can meet and collaborate to create new and innovative arts. This year the Resobox is hosting an event where it will present a themed art exhibition called: Explore L.I.C. (Long Island City) Life, Time And History. Long Island City is the home and destination for […]

Man Falls In Front Of Taminent Democratic Club



On July 9, at around 8 p.m., police came to the aid of a man who had fallen down on 23rd Avenue, in front of the Taminent Democratic Club, between 35th and 33rd Streets. The man was carrying groceries, which were spilled out on the ground next to his body. Suffering a small gash on his forehead, the man tried […]

Affordable Care Act And City’s Customer Service Discussed At Astoria/LIC Chamber Meeting



At the August meeting of the Long Island City/Astoria Chamber of Commerce, Speaker of the City Council Christine Quinn, a candidate for mayor, was absent, though she had been billed as one of the meeting’s speakers. Late in the meeting, she was in contact to say that she’d had to attend a funeral and was sending her regrets. There were […]

Gayle Baron Announces Retirement



Gayle Baron was named executive director of the Long Island City Business Development Corporation in September 1999, adding the title of president in 2001. In 2003, the LICBDC set out to create a business improvement district, determined to succeed after two abortive attempts. It was third time triumphant when the local BID became established in Queens Plaza and along Jackson […]

Grand Slam Summer



Relic Of Borough’s Ancient Fire Company Sold On eBay



A south Florida man recently sold a rare firefighting artifact on eBay dating back to the days before the consolidation of New York City. The item, which sold for almost $20,000, is a rare brass lantern featuring red, white and blue stained glass crowned with ruby beads and an eagle on top. Purchased by the St. Louis Firefighters and Community […]

Simotas and Nolan Visit Summer Learning Program In LIC



On August 12, Assemblymembers Aravella Simotas and Catherine Nolan visited the Practice Makes Perfect program at the Academy of American Studies H.S. in Long Island City. This intensive seven-week academic summer program aims to narrow the achievement gap within underprivileged communities. “Closing the achievement gap is a critical issue that needs to be addressed in our community,” Simotas said. “It […]