BP Katz talks branding Queens at LIC Partnership breakfast


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Long Island City welcomed Borough President Melinda Katz with open arms—and coffee.

Read More ...

LIC Partnership appoints new president


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy Long Island City Partnership

The Long Island City Partnership has welcomed a new, yet experienced, president who will help the organization continue to thrive and build the growing area. Elizabeth Lusskin, currently chief of staff and vice president of Strategic Initiatives at Polytechnic Institute of New York University, was appointed on September 25. “This is a very special time […]

Read More ...

LIC Partnership Executive Director to retire


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy the Long Island City Partnership

After 14 years of dedicated service to the Long Island City community, Gayle Baron is celebrating her retirement. Baron is the Executive Director of the Long Island City Business Improvement District (BID) and President of the Long Island City Business Development Corporation (LICBDC). She helped lead the LICBDC in creating the BID in 2005, which […]

Read More ...

Awards, networking at LIC Partnership breakfast


| sLieberman@queenscourier.com

lic bid meetingw

The Long Island City Partnership hosted its annual Business Improvement District (BID) meeting last week, and over breakfast, attendees networked and discussed the betterment of the flourishing neighborhood. Keynote speaker George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company Inc., stated the importance of New York’s hospitality industry, calling New York the nation’s premier port of entry. […]

Read More ...

LIC Partnership hosts real estate breakfast


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

DSC_0018w

A group of experts recently gathered to discuss a “booming” topic – the Long Island City real estate market. LIC Partnership hosted a real estate breakfast on May 15 at the U.N. Federal Credit Union, located at 24-01 44th Road, during which a panel of specialists spoke about the various industrial and residential developments expanding […]

Read More ...

LIC Partnership Night Out


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

The Courier/Photo by Michael Pantelidis

LIC Partnership hosted its Neighborhood Night Out event on April 17 at Alewife, located at 5-14 51st Avenue. The annual affair provided LIC businesses with an opportunity to network and mingle – as well as share a beer and a laugh, as attendees followed up cocktails at the local watering hole with a show at […]

Read More ...

Biz groups merge – form LIC Partnership


| smosco@queenscourier.com

Long Island City’s most industrious individuals marked the merging of two business advocacy groups in the area. The Long Island City Business Improvement District (LICBID) and the Long Island City Business Development Corporation (LICBDC) joined together to form LIC Partnership at their spring gathering on Wednesday, May 25. The organization revealed its new web site […]

Read More ...

Broker of the Week: Swain Weiner, Greiner-Maltz Investment Properties


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Greiner Maltz Investment Properties 

Swain Weiner is president, partner and founder of Greiner–Maltz Investment Properties. He sat down with Real Estate Editor Liam La Guerre to talk about the Queens market.

Read More ...

Developer TF Cornerstone to be honored for role in transforming LIC  


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of TF Cornerstone

The LIC Partnership, an organization that focuses on fostering economic growth in the community, will honor the founding brothers of TF Cornerstone, K. Thomas and Frederick Elghanayan, at its 27th annual luncheon on Nov 13.

Read More ...

LIC Summit to highlight booming western Queens neighborhood


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo: Peter Aaron/Esto. Courtesy of Museum of Moving Image

The various traits that contribute to the boom of Long Island City will be the talk of a day-long conference dedicated to the western Queens neighborhood.

Read More ...

LIC real estate still has room for more growth: experts


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The Long Island City community is sizzling, and it is only the beginning.

Read More ...

Matt’s Musings


| msilverstein@queenscourier.com

Untitled-1

On primary day 2010, Matthew Silverstein became the  Democratic State Committeeman for the 26th Assembly District. Matt began a career in public service as an Inspector for the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. As an Inspector, Matthew worked to uphold the landmark New York City Consumer Protection Law. He then became the Executive […]

Read More ...