LIC business community: BID expansion ‘a necessity’ for neighborhood growth
THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Members of the Long Island City business community say the proposed plan to expand the existing business improvement district is a necessity in helping the area become more inviting and attractive. The LIC BID, which was created in 2005 and is managed by the LIC Partnership, announced its plan Tuesday to create a new sub-district […]

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5Pointz artists share their ‘whitewash’ experience through work in LIC exhibit
Photos by Orestes Gonzalez

A group of 5Pointz artists have put their emotions and experiences on canvas, reflecting the day they found their graffiti mecca hidden behind white paint. The artists, including 5Pointz curator and CEO Jonathan “Meres One” Cohen, have come together for an exhibition called “Whitewash” at the Jeffrey Leder Gallery, located at 21-37 45th Rd., just […]

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Long Island City lights up for the holidays
Photo courtesy of Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer's Office

The Long Island City community came together to welcome the holidays and make the season bright. Over 100 residents young and old gathered with local elected officials and community leaders on Tuesday night to celebrate the holidays by lighting festive snowflakes along Vernon Boulevard. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer worked together with JetBlue to a secure […]

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Community celebrates LIC FLEA & FOOD announcement
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Get ready, LIC. With just a month to go, organizers, Long Island City elected officials, Borough President Helen Marshall, community members and some vendors gathered to celebrate the announcement of LIC FLEA & FOOD. On Tuesday, Joshua Schneps LIC FLEA & FOOD president, introduced the community to what LIC FLEA & FOOD has to offer: […]

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Change name of Long Island City to LIC, say officials, business leaders
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In order to separate from the confusion of being mistaken with Long Island, officials and business leaders are looking to change the name of Long Island City to the “hip” abbreviation “LIC.” After meeting with travel agents from around the world to introduce them to New York, Rob MacKay of the Queens Tourism Council, frequently […]

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