Steinway Dental to host free care day

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The Steinway Family Dental Center is doing a good deed for the Astoria community once again.

SFDC is hosting its semi-annual Free Dental Day on Friday, February 3. The center will provide preventative dental care to adults 18 or older from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“People with teeth live longer,” said Dr. Aleksandr Dayanayev. “There is no better reason to take care of your oral health.”

Free Dental Day was created to provide care for the growing number of community members who can’t afford dental services. Half of Americans don’t receive regular oral health care, according to the American Hygienist Association.

Steinway Family Dental Center is doing any procedure that can be done in one day, including free cleanings, exams, x-rays and more.

Patients will also learn about the importance of regular dental exams, proper brushing and flossing techniques.

For more information, visit the Steinway Family Dental Center at 32-50 Steinway Street or call 718-728-3314.

Astoria/LIC NAACP celebrates MLK Day

Picture 1The Astoria/Long Island City NAACP hosted its annual Freedom Fund Luncheon to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan joined them in the celebration.

“Thank you to Marion Jeffries and the Astoria/LIC NAACP for organizing this wonderful annual banquet that commemorates the important contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” Nolan said. “Congratulations to honoree Patricia Fletcher for her great contributions to our community.”

 

Burglar swipes $350 from 30th Avenue salon

Police are looking for a suspect who robbed a salon on 30th Avenue last month.

Authorities say on December 17, between 3:53 a.m. and 4:02 a.m., the man in the video entered Dawa Threading Salon, located on the second floor of 31-08 30th Avenue, by smash the glass entry door.

Once he was inside, he pocketed $350 in cash from the register and left.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Constantinides to deliver State of the District on Jan. 31

 

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Screen shot via Google Maps

Councilman Costa Constantinides is set to deliver his State of the District address on Tuesday, January 31 at 7 p.m. at IS 126 (31-51 21st Street).

According to the Facebook event’s description, he will “examine the progress our city has made over the last year and discuss my vision for our city’s future.

To RSVP to the address, email Mike Corbett at mcorbett@council.nyc.gov.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page here.

LIC Partnership gets its expansion

 

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LIC Partnership President Elizabeth Lusskin and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer Photo Credit: Twitter/@JimmyVanBramer

The Long Island City Partnership is expanding its horizons.

On January 4, the New York City Council unanimously voted to expand the boundaries of the organization, which will be effective on July 1.

Created in 2005, LICP currently covers Queens Plaza to 21st Street and Jackson Avenue between Queens Plaza and Thompson Avenue.

The expansion will add the following areas:

  • Jackson Avenue between Thompson Avenue and Vernon Boulevard
  • Vernon Boulevard between Jackson Avenue and 44th Drive
  • 44th Drive between 10th Street and Jackson Avenue

“This is a great milestone!” said LICP President Elizabeth Lusskin. “The LIC Partnership looks forward to working closely with all the great business and stakeholders in the expansion area by enhancing services, increasing business opportunities and drawing more foot traffic from the surrounding transit hubs.”

Over the last 11 years, LICP has provided services like community development, beautification, sanitation and marketing for neighborhood businesses.

In the past, the organization was behind creating a mural on Thompson Avenue, opening the 1.5-acre Dutch Kills Green and events like the LIC Springs.

“This expansion is widely supported by residents, business owners, civic associations and Community Boards 1 and 2,” said Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. “I have no doubt that our newly expanded BID will make our community an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.”

Three men wanted for LIC robbery

10-17-114pct-robbery-12-29-16-photoPolice are looking for three men who robbed a 26-year-old victim in Long Island City.

Authorities say on December 29, at about 5:30 a.m., the victim was approached by three unidentified suspects in front of 41-06 Vernon Boulevard.

One of the suspects pressed an object against the victim’s side and demanded money. The other two stood by with guns in their hands.

The first suspect then removed the victim’s wallet, which had $400, a debit card and identification card.

Then the suspects fled in an unknown direction.

Fortunately, no one was hurt during the incident.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 

LIC residential project gets $150M loan

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A luxury residential tower at 29-26 Northern Boulevard in Long Island City is getting a much-needed loan.

Quadrum Global and Simon Baron Development, which are spearheading the development, announced the $150 million will help facilitate the tower’s construction.

AIG is providing the financing for the 42-story, 467-apartment tower. The building will include large amenity spaces such as an indoor swimming pool and a fitness center.

The project is expected to open in early 2018.

“Long Island City has quickly become one of the most desirable places to live in the New York Metro area,” said Oleg Pavlov, Quadrum’s founder and CEO.

“With our partner Quadrum Global, we are building a premier building in one of the greatest emerging neighborhoods in New York City,” said Matthew Baron, president of Simon Baron Development. “We’re excited to be a large part of the growth here in LIC.”

The tandem is also behind residential buildings and hotels like The Chamberlain, 393 West End Avenue and Arlo NoMad in Manhattan, as well as 45-40 Vernon Boulevard in LIC.