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TODAY’S FORECAST 

Wednesday: Sunny. High 61. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Clear skies. Low 39. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Forested

Amanda Loulaki flirts with fragmented time, imagery, empty space, non-linear narrative and the extremities of a movement’s physicality. The work contains a series of vignettes incorporating autobiographical elements while presenting the body as a container of history, and the space as a container of the body. At the Chocolate Factory Theater in LIC through Saturday, April 12.  Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

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The City Council is scheduled to introduce legislation on Thursday to create municipal ID cards for undocumented New Yorkers — following through on an initiative pitched by the mayor during his February State of the City speech. Read more: New York Post

NYPD to update training and policy on responding to fires

Speaking from the Police Academy’s C Deck, where recruits perform and practice formation tactics, Commissioner Bill Bratton said that moving forward there will be a new focus for part of training to become an NYPD officer: responding to fires. Read more: Fox New York

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito seeks extra $5 million for NYC Council 

The New York City Council apparently wants to go on a spending spree — on itself. Read more: CBS New York

Toyota recalls 6.39 million vehicles

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places. Read more: AP

Affordable art space opens in Long Island City


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Photo courtesy of NYC Mayor’s Office’s Flickr

More performing artists will soon call LIC home.

On Tuesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg cut the ribbon on Spaceworks LIC, located at 33-02 Skillman Avenue. The new 3,800-square-foot rental location is a pilot site for Spaceworks, a nonprofit organization, and includes three rehearsal rooms for dance and theater, and one music studio.

“Arts and culture is thriving in every neighborhood in all five boroughs, and supporting the artists who make up New York City’s creative community is critical,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “By integrating affordable workspace for artists into neighborhoods across the city, Spaceworks is helping us find innovative ways to attract the talented workers who help shape our city’s economy, identity and quality of life.”

Created in 2011, Spaceworks builds long-term and affordable rehearsal and visual art studios throughout the city by converting underutilized private and public facilities into permanent workspaces.

Spaceworks LIC is the first of five current developing sites which over the next two years will help bring close to 30,000-square-feet of rental workspace for city artists.

“By providing long-term affordable work spaces, Spaceworks will become a vital resource for artists committed to staying and working in New York City, while building lasting connections between artists and communities,” said Paul Parkhill, Spaceworks executive director.

The Chocolate Factory Theater will work as the program partner for Spaceworks LIC and help with community and artist relations throughout Long Island City.

Performing artists can apply for a Spaceworks Card to access Spaceworks LIC by visiting www.spaceworksnyc.org.

 

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