LIC urban garden fights to keep land on defunct rail line, envisions new use
Photo courtesy of Flickr/ Timothy Krause

In a neighborhood known for its industrial feel and growing number of towers, Long Island City’s Smiling Hogshead Ranch, with the help of other community groups, is trying to preserve its vision for an urban garden as a community organizing tool. The group is fighting to maintain not only its vision, but also the land it operates […]

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LIC Partnership launches business survey to gauge future economic improvements
Photo courtesy of Jlwelsh/Flickr

The Long Island City Partnership (LICP), whose mission is to advocate for economic development in the area, on Monday launched a business survey that will be distributed to more than 6,000 businesses. The survey will inform the organization’s comprehensive plan to strengthen Long Island City’s economic, social and physical infrastructure. In light of a major […]

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Congresswoman talks local infrastructure at LIC Partnership trade show
Photo via Twitter/@RepMaloney

BY BROOKE SMITH Hundreds of exhibitors, businesses, government and community leaders were in attendance at the Long Island City Partnership’s annual Trade Show and Luncheon. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney took the stage as the keynote speaker to discuss new developments taking place in Queens in both infrastructure and transportation, such as modernizing the aging transit system to […]

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LIC Partnership to celebrate #LICB2B at 28th Annual Trade Show & Luncheon
Photo courtesy of Colin Miller

The Long Island City Partnership’s (LICP) marquee event of the year—the Annual LIC Trade Show & Luncheon—is the premier business-to-business trade show in Western Queens, featuring more than 100 exhibitors, local tastemakers and thousands of attendees. On Friday, Nov. 13, the event will take place at Astoria World Manor, showcasing the fabric of LIC with […]

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Massive community-made mural unveiled in LIC
Photos via Department of Transportation's Flickr

The commute to and from work, school and other daily activities for pedestrians and drivers in Long Island City just got more colorful — all with help from the community. Queens artist Mark Salinas, who is the founder of the mural organization 7Train Murals, joined the Long Island City Partnership and the Department of Transportation […]

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