Queens World Film Festival to throw Filmmaker’s Trailer Party in Court Square

From March 17-22, the 5th annual Queens World Film Festival will take over Queens, with screenings, programs and parties throughout LIC and the borough.1 To celebrate, learn about volunteer opportunities, and to get a taste of the festival, don’t miss the Filmmaker’s Trailer Party this Saturday 2/28 at the Local starting at 7pm, free and […]
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A look inside the Rockrose retail spaces on Jackson Avenue

Thanks to friend of the blog Brian Hughes, who tweeted us pictures of the interior of Rockrose’s string of retail spaces on Jackson Avenue.1 Construction started on 26-09, 26-11, 26-21 and 26-25 Jackson Avenue back in February, and as you can see in the photos below, it appears that things are mostly done. Currently, all four […]
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Demolition underway at 44-46 Purves Street

Demolition is underway at 44-46 Purves Street based on a demolition that was approved on Dec. 23, 2014 for a “hand demolition of [the] two-story building.”1 The permit supersedes a permit filed on January 10, 2014 calling for mechanical demolition of the building. It’s the first activity we’ve seen on the building since abatement began back in September, […]
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Renderings up at Tishman Speyer’s Long Island City project

Recently, construction crews put up renderings at the 28-34 Jackson Avenue, 28-10 Jackson Avenue and 30-02 Queens Boulevard sites, which is part of Tishman Speyer’s plan to bring three large residential builds to Long Island City.1 Demolition finished late last year, and construction on the new project should wrap up in 2018, according to the […]
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