Ran Craycraft's Blog Posts Tagged 'LIC' (74)

High-tech manufacturing plant to open in Long Island City this summer

NY DAILY NEWS - The golden age of New York City manufacturing may long be over, but that isn’t stopping one enterprising company from setting up shop in western Queens.

Shapeways, which uses a high-tech 3D printing system to manufacture products cheaply, plans to open a factory in Long Island City this summer. The facility could eventually employ up to 80 workers, company officials said.

“We’re going to take an old manufacturing industry and turn it on its head,” said…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on May 22, 2012 at 11:46am — No Comments

This Weekend In Astoria (3/9/2012)

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Also, today only, the new Indian restaurant, Namaste, is on…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on March 8, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

M. Wells Owners Plan a Steakhouse in Queens

Photo by Evan Sung for The New York Times



From The NY Times:

Hugue Dufour and Sarah Obraitis, the married couple who owned M. Wells — the wildly popular diner-style restaurant in Long Island City, Queens, that lost its lease and …

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Added by Ran Craycraft on March 2, 2012 at 4:28pm — 1 Comment

This Weekend In Astoria (3/2/2012)

Top Headlines of the Week:

1 Two Astoria Train Stations Spike in iPhone Thefts  Two Astoria Train Stations Spike in iPhone Thefts
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Added by Ran Craycraft on March 1, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

B-Bye FreshDirect, Hello FedEx

Photo by ELISE AMENDOLA/AP

After the sour news that online grocery giant, FreshDirect will be moving to the Bronx, this news couldn't come at a better time. The Daily News has reported that FedEx will be moving from their Maspeth distribution center onto Borden Ave. in Long Island City in 2013. The article mentions their facility will cost…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on March 1, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

This Weekend In Astoria (2/24/2012)

Top Headlines of the Week:

1 Astorians: Where everyone else thinks we live  Astorians: Where everyone else thinks we live
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Added by Ran Craycraft on February 24, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Queens Skyline is Changing

Photo illustration by Jonathan Baskin

As JetBlue prepares for their move to LIC next month, they're currently waiting on a last-minute approval from LIC's Community Board 2 to erect a 40' lighted sign atop their new headquarters. The new sign, if approved, will join the ranks of the iconic Pepsi-Cola and Silvercup signs. 

The new headquarters is located at 27-01 Queens Plaza North, in the Brewster Building (1911), the former…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on February 22, 2012 at 10:52am — 10 Comments

This Weekend In Astoria (2/17/2012)

Top Headlines of the Week:

1 Astorians: Where everyone else thinks we live  Astorians: Where everyone else thinks we live
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Added by Ran Craycraft on February 17, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

A Romantic Valentine's Day in Queens Without Reservations

It's easy to get caught up in today's pseudo-holiday hoopla and buy into overpriced, over-crowded, Manhattan hotspots for an ironic dinner for two. Here are a few pointers for a night out that she'll dig and won't pinch your pocket.

Most of Astoria's top restaurants are doing a pre-fixe and/or reservations. If you don't have a reservation by now, we recommend selecting a place a little under the radar for a unique dinner to remember.

Consider…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on February 14, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

This Weekend In Astoria (2/10/2012)

Top Headlines of the Week:

1 Mount Sinai Hospital is a Joke  Mount Sinai Hospital is a Joke…
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Added by Ran Craycraft on February 9, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Food Blog Names 20 Must-Try Queens Restaurants

After years of the cold shoulder from (the awesome food blog) Eater, they just just released a list of 20 must-try restaurants in Queens. By no surprise, 6 of the top 20 are in LIC/Astoria. However, we only got one in the top five.

#5 Kabab Cafe

#6 LIC Market

#7 Taverna Kyclades

#10 Queens Kickshaw

#13 Ornella Trattoria

#20…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on February 7, 2012 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Queens, Home of the World's Best Espressos

The Ron Jeremy of food porn sites, A Life Worth Eating recently made a list of their five favorite espressos in the world. Turns out, two of the top five are here in Western Queens.

#4 The Queens Kickshaw…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on January 31, 2012 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

OKCupid Research Shows Astorians Are NYC's Most Compatible

According to a study published in today's Metro, OKCupid analyzed all of NYC's neighborhoods for best average compatibility and found that Astoria is #1 on this list as most compatible with anyone.

And in case you're curious about our top match, it's none other than Long Island City. That's right, for your strongest love connection…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on January 26, 2012 at 10:26am — 3 Comments

MTA's Drilling Machine Surfaces in LIC (VIDEO)

In case you didn't know, as part of the Capital Project > East Side Access Project, the MTA is completing a tunnel below the East River that connects the LIRR with Grand Central. The project began in 1969, but has been on hold until the last few years.

Photo of the pre-existing tunnel from The New York Times. Shot by Jacob…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on January 25, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

M. Wells Has a New Home

Last weekend, the hugely popular, estranged LIC dineur, M. Wells, hosted a friends and family preview brunch at their new homebase, P.S.1.

Photo by Woks & Lox co-creator Veronica Chan



According to…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on January 20, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

ModernSpaces Expanding Into Astoria

The Queens-based real estate firm, Modern Spaces will be expanding into Astoria later this month. The company, started by WLA'er Eric Benaim, manages properties in each of the five boroughs and currently has two offices in Long Island City.

The company is best known for their new constructions, but according to their website, they…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on January 5, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Local Start-Up Makes Custom Chocolate Bars

One of the most interesting new companies I've heard about is based here in Long Island City. They're called Chocomizeand they customize chocolate candy bars. Whether you're craving a single cayenne-laced, banana-topped, bacon-filled, dark chocolate bar, or something more sophisticated like a Belgian dark chocolate bar covered in gold flakes, Chocomize has you covered. Bars start at just $3.95 and increase…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on December 19, 2011 at 6:24pm — 4 Comments

This Weekend in Astoria (12/16/11)

We'd like to welcome our newest advertisers to WLA--thank you for helping us keep this site free. This week, we added the dentist, Dr. Manuelian (who is currently offering WLA members $50 off first visit), Blossom in Astoria (the nabe's Best Manicure of 2010), and…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on December 15, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

NYC's Hottest Neighborhoods to Invest in Are...

Business Insider published an article today about NYC's 10 hottest neighborhoods to invest in...and Astoria's not on it...but a couple of our neighbors are:

  • Bushwick
  • Yorkville
  • Grand Concourse
  • Red Hook
  • Clinton Hill
  • Greenpoint
  • Long Island City
  • Sunnyside
  • Rockaway…
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Added by Ran Craycraft on December 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

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