Bat condos, bug hotels and native plants are part of a proposal to transform Long Island City’s abandoned rail line
Photos courtesy of BanG Studio

Earlier last year, the city announced its goal to transform a stretch of abandoned rail line in Long Island City, and one proposal aims to turn the line into “a unique ecological and cultural space.” Long Island City-based BanG Studio and Brooklyn Grange call their plan the “Wild Line.” The groups are proposing to create a habitat where animals, humans, […]

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LIC Summit: Community and business leaders see opportunities rising in Long Island City
QNS/Photos by Emily Davenport

For the third year in a row, hundreds of business leaders, city and state officials, Long Island City stakeholders and residents gathered at the Museum of the Moving Image for the Long Island City Partnership’s annual LIC Summit: Ideas and Impacts. Co-hosted by Modern Spaces and The Queens Courier, the summit featured panels discussing topics […]

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Discuss the changing landscape of Long Island City at 3rd annual LIC Summit: Ideas and Impacts
Photo courtesy of Museum of the Moving Image

Join city, state and local elected and government officials, along with business and civic leaders to discuss the changing landscape of Long Island City. For the third year in a row, hundreds of professionals are gathering together in Long Island City for the LIC Summit: Ideas and Impacts, presented by LIC Partnership. This year the event […]

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Massive block party to take over part of Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City this Saturday
Photo courtesy of LIC Springs! Facebook

A block party featuring live performances, food, art activities and more will take place on Long Island City’s Vernon Boulevard on Saturday. The third annual LIC Springs! will be hosted by the LIC Partnership and will shut down 50th Avenue through 46th Avenue to car traffic. From noon to 5 p.m., residents will be treated to performances […]

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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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