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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Awards, networking at LIC Partnership breakfast


| sLieberman@queenscourier.com

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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. […]

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LIC Partnership hosts real estate breakfast


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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LIC Summit to highlight booming western Queens neighborhood


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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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.

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LIC real estate still has room for more growth: experts


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

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

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Matt’s Musings


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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 […]

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WATCH: LIC-based comedian pranks morning shows, pretends to be chef


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Video via YouTube/Found Footage Fest

A Long Island City-based comedian appeared on several Midwest television programs to show off his cooking talents as a leftovers expert. The only problem—his chef credentials were not real.

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Astoria is the place for commercial investment


| sweiner@gmipny.com

Finally, it appears as though commercial and investment real estate sales are reflecting what the rest of us have known for a long time: that Astoria is an exceptional neighborhood with excellent amenities, transportation and infrastructures—and is ideally situated for stable investments. Those watching the investment sales in Astoria can easily see the spike in […]

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Transitions


| vschneps@queenscourier.com

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When I got the call from Brooklyn Borough Preside-elect Eric Adams to join his Transition Team as co-chair of the small business committee I was thrilled to be asked to serve. Being in a small business these past 28 years has taught me much and I am delighted to share my journey with others. We […]

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