LIC Partnership awarded $100K grant for comprehensive neighborhood study


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

To maintain the community’s industrial roots — which still supply many jobs for the city’s manufacturing workforce — while preparing for possible changes in other sectors, the nonprofit Long Island City Partnership is hoping to conduct a comprehensive study of the neighborhood and create a plan for the future.

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BP Katz talks branding Queens at LIC Partnership breakfast


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 Industrial Business Zone receives more than $100K in funding


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

The Long Island City Industrial Business Zone (IBZ), which is one of many dedicated manufacturing sectors in a citywide initiative that focuses on preserving industry, received nearly 25 percent more funds from the city this year than 2014, a total of $100,946.

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Woodside man beautifies neighborhood one fire alarm box at a time


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Woodside resident John S. Colgan has turned outdoor walls, fire boxes, lampposts and hydrants into his canvas — not in an illegal effort at self-expression but to battle the defacing of his beloved neighborhood by graffiti.

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


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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.

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