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FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.queenscourier.com MAY 22, 2014 • THE QUEENS COURIER 11 LIC Landing by COFFEED begins to bring local menu items to waterfront BY ANGY ALTAMIRANO aaltamirano@queenscourier.com @aaltamirano28 Passengers on the East River Ferry will be welcomed with a tasteful Queens experience once they dock into Long Island City’s Hunter’s Point South Park. The owners of COFFEED, a café located at 37-18 Northern Blvd., have opened a brand new 160-seat outdoor café called LIC Landing by COFFEED right on the Long Island City waterfront under the pavilion at the park. The site features a walk-up window where customers can order, table service available for dinner and on weekends, and a dedicated 2,000-square-foot event space. Although a grand opening is expected in the next two weeks, starting May 21 customers have been able to stop by the location and try items off the menu, which LIC Landing owners are slowly rolling out. “We’re super excited to be here,” CEO and Founder Frank “Turtle” Raffaele said. “This is a spectacular park and certainly puts Queens on a bigger map. It’s one of the best views of New York City and people come to Queens and want to have a great experience. We want Waterfront outdoor café LIC Landing by COFFEED is holding a soft opening for the next two weeks under Hunter’s Point South Park’s pavilion. visitors to have a very solid Queens experience.” Once the full menu is available café patrons will be able to enjoy full menu items including sandwiches, salads, pastries, Photo Courtesy of Wade Zimmerman COFFEED’s specialty coffees and teas, craft beer and wine, while enjoying a view of the Manhattan skyline. All the food sold at LIC Landing is made from local ingredients and continues on COFFEED’s partnership with Long Island City’s rooftop farm Brooklyn Grange. The names of the menu items are all also inspired by the borough’s streets, subway lines and famous residents. “Everything is very Queens focused. The ingredients are from Queens, fl avors from Queens, the vibe is Queens,” Raffaele said. The event space is available to host occasions for community organizations and private events, such as weddings, birthday parties, fundraisers and much more. Keeping with COFFEED’s continuous contribution to local charities and groups, three percent of LIC Landing’s revenue will be donated to the nonprofi t Hunters Point Parks Conservancy. “We want to add a little more to the park. We want it to be for Queens people and for everybody, and give them all an experience of Queens they’ve never had before,” Raffaele said. LIC Landing will be opened seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. On weekdays table services is available from 5 to 10 p.m., and on weekends from 12 to 10 p.m. For more information visit www.liclanding.com or www. coffeednyc.com. Spring is blooming with great rates. BestRate 1.00% Checking APY2 On balances of $5,000 or more 1.15% 24-Month CD APY1 $5,000 minimum deposit Plus, get up to $1503 when you open a new checking account. At Flushing Bank, we’re small enough to know you and large enough to provide you with the great rates you’re looking for. Hurry, an offer like this can’t last forever. For more information and to find out about our other great offers, visit your local Flushing Bank branch, call 800.581.2889 or visit www.FlushingBank.com. 1 New Accounts and new money only. APY effective May 19, 2014. Annual percentage yield assumes principal and interest remain on deposit for a full year at current rate. Minimum deposit balance of $5,000 is required. 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