Author: Czarinna

Long Island City Condo Market Shows its Resilience During Pandemic: Report

Jan. 28, 2021 By Christian Murray The pandemic has taken its toll on condominium prices in Long Island City although the price drops have been relatively modest. The median closing price for a condo in Long Island City in 2020 was $922,500, down 7.1 percent compared to 2019, according to Patrick W. Smith, who released… Read more »

Constantinides Expected to Leave Office Before Term Ends: Report

Jan. 26, 2021 By Christina Santucci Council Member Costa Constantinides is reportedly going to leave office before his Council term ends in December, City & State reported today. The well-respected political publication reported in its newsletter this morning that it had heard from three sources that he planned to resign and leave office. A source… Read more »

Police Searching For Two Men In Connection To Long Island City Shooting

Jan. 25, 2021 By Christina Santucci Police released surveillance video Friday of two men involved in a shoot out in front of Hotel Nirvana in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City on New Year’s Day. The NYPD is calling on the public to help them identify the men as well as a get-away… Read more »

Romantic Depot, Which Sells Adult Toys and Racy Lingerie, Reopens in Sunnyside

Jan. 23, 2021 By Christian Murray Romance is back. Romantic Depot, which sells racy lingerie and adult toys, reopened on Queens Boulevard Friday—two years after its former Sunnyside store burned to the ground in a massive fire. The store, now located at 47-02 Queens Blvd, sells a variety of lingerie in a range of sizes… Read more »

Bernie Sanders Pictured in Photos All Over Queens

Jan. 21, 2021 By Allie Griffin Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was seen all over Queens yesterday. A photo of the 79-year-old sitting in a folding chair at the inauguration of President Joseph Biden in D.C. on Wednesday quickly went viral. Social media users edited the image of Sanders in a winter coat and patterned mittens… Read more »

Voter Registration Surge Stands to Shape This Year’s NYC Primary Election

This article was originally published on Jan 20 at 6:36pm EST by THE CITY Ann Choi and Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY When Sheila Lewandowski moved to Long Island City in the late 1990s, she appreciated the “sense of space and light” in the western Queens neighborhood, once defined by factories, warehouses, and a mix of… Read more »

Astoria Cocktail Bar to Hold Fundraiser To Celebrate Today’s Inauguration

Jan. 20, 2021 By Christina Santucci An Astoria cocktail bar is partnering with a local meat smoker for a popup event to celebrate today’s inauguration and raise money for a neighborhood volunteer group. The Inauguration BBQ at Sek’end Sun, located at 32-11 Broadway, will run from from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday with 50… Read more »