■ORESTES' LIC Editor’s note: Orestes Gonzalez is an architect, photographer, writer and resident of LIC since 1989. He has been taking photographs for over 25 years, traveling to over 40 countries and documenting what has become the overriding theme in his photography – man’s intrinsic need for leaving a mark and the different paths to achieving it. His column, “Orestes’ LIC”, will concentrate on showing snippets of life around the areas we live in. A local record keeper, if you will. Take a look at Orestes’ Haunting video of Black & White photographs taken the night after hurricane Sandy ripped through Manhattan Vimeo. com/78436106 12 JANUARY 2016 i LIC COURIER i www.qns.com TRANSFORM ATIONS 2016 This is a peek through the construction wall at 44th Drive. Where warehouse buildings once stood, a bare lot now stands, ready for another residential building to go up.The rear of the picture shows the back facades of the landmark brownstones of 45th Avenue, tentatively waiting for what’s in store. As more new residential buildings go up, Long Island City’s once industrial vibe is fast dissapearing.Let’s hope that we dont lose every aspect of what makes this neighborhood so interesting.
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