Second LIC HENGE brings thousands to waterfront

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Photos courtesy of Mark Christie

As the sun set on Sunday, thousands in Long Island City were ready with their phones and cameras to capture the moment.

The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy (HPPC) hosted its second LIC HENGE on July 12, where visitors standing along the LIC waterfront were able to catch the sun setting as it aligned itself down 42nd Street in Manhattan.

HPPC held its first LIC HENGE event in May and after a positive response, decided to set up another night filled with fun and getting together with the community.

About 300 people showed up to the Sunday event, which took place at the LIC Landing, located at 52-10 Center Blvd.

Over 1,000 other people also lined up along the waterfront, according to Rob Basch, president of the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy.

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“It was another wonderful night on the waterfront and the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy was grateful that many, so many members of the community were able to attend and enjoy the best waterfront parks anywhere,” Basch said.

Afterward, people took to Instagram to post their photos using the hashtag #lichenge.