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…Continue
Added by Ran Craycraft on May 22, 2012 at 11:46am — No Comments
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Also, today only, the new Indian restaurant, Namaste, is on…Continue
Added by Ran Craycraft on March 8, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
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 …
Added by Ran Craycraft on March 1, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments
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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…Continue
Added by Ran Craycraft on February 24, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
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.
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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
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.
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Ran Craycraft on January 25, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
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Added by Ran Craycraft on January 20, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
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
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…Continue
Added by Ran Craycraft on January 5, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Ran Craycraft on December 15, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
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: