New Yorkers looking to grab coffee with a side order of spectacular skyline views can now head to LIC Landing by COFFEED in Long Island City, Queens. The recently opened cafe and 2,000-square-foot event space is located right on the waterfront at Hunters Point South Park, and offers sandwiches, burgers, salad, desserts and drinks made with locally sourced ingredients. Patrons can pick up a snack, coffee or even a wine or beer at COFFEED's takeout window and enjoy it at one of the colorful tables underneath the eatery's distinctive solar panel-clad pavilion.
In addition to bringing a new type of outdoor dining experience to the Long Island City waterfront, LIC Landing will donate 3% of its revenue to the Friends of Hunters Point Parks Conservancy in keeping with COFFEED’s commitment to giving back to the communities it serves. “Our mission is to provide superior products at competitive prices, while keeping charitable giving at the forefront of all we do,” reads the New York City-based company’s website. “We roast our own coffee, bake our own pastries, and through our partnership with the Brooklyn Grange, source much of our produce from the acre-sized roof of our flagship location in Long Island City, Queens. Each COFFEED location donates a significant percentage (5-10%) of gross revenue to worthy local charities.” To date, COFFEED has already contributed over $34,000 to local charities.
While LIC Landing’s spectacular white pleated pavilion (which is also available for rent as an event venue) is an aesthetically pleasing addition to the Queens skyline, it also does double duty as a solar power collector. The 64 PV panels that adorn it can generate about 37,000 kWh per year – enough to power more than 50 percent of Hunters Point South Park’s operations. The new eatery is also conveniently located right next to the East River Ferry‘s Long Island City terminal, making it easy to access in just minutes from Brooklyn or Manhattan.
LIC Landing by COFFEED is located at 52-10 Center Boulevard in Long Island City and is open daily from 6:30 am to 10 pm.
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