Victoria Schneps- Yunis PUBLISHER We’re waiting to hear from you! Address your “Letters to the Editor” to 38-15 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY or send an email to email@example.com @AngelaMatua Your feedback is very important to us! Angela Matua EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 6 JANUARY 2016 i LIC COURIER i www.qns.com Publisher Victoria Schneps-Yunis Co-Publisher Joshua A. Schneps Editor-in-Chief Angela Matua Art Director Stephen Reina Graphic Artists Ron Torina Nirmal Singh Advertising Sales Alan Gottlieb Contributors Natasha Pogrebinsky Sasha Pogrebinsky David Dynak Greater Astoria Historical Society Orestes Gonzalez Victor Marasso Schneps Communications 38-15 Bell Blvd. Bayside, NY 11361 718.224.5863 Fax 718.224.5441 www.qns.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Entire Contents Copyright 2015 by LIC Courier Magazine LIC Courier Magazine is published monthly. No such ad or any part thereof may be reproduced without prior permission of LIC Courier Magazine. The publishers will not be responsible for any error in advertising beyond the cost of the space occupied by the error. Errors must be reported to LIC Courier Magazine within five days of publication. Ad position cannot be guaranteed unless paid prior to publication. Schneps Communications assumes no liability for the content or reply to any ads. The advertiser assumes all liability for the content of and all replies. The advertiser agrees to hold LIC COURIER MAGAZINE and its employees harmless from all cost, expenses, liabilities, and damages resulting from or caused by the publication or recording placed by the advertiser or any reply to any such advertisement. ■LETTER FROM THE EDITOR } } NEW YEAR As you settle into the New Year and begin to work on resolutions, you should also find a warm spot to read about all the interesting people, places and events in your neighborhoods. For this month’s front cover, we profile a lifelong Queens resident who is taking his passion for cooking to another level. Joe DeMato, who has worked in the food industry for eight years, is striking out on his own with The Breakfast Shack – a food truck that will serve breakfast staples and specialties in Astoria. Make sure you visit the truck at Astoria’s Athens Square Park. Trudy and Donald McDonald have spent decades in Long Island City and have experienced the neighborhood’s changes first-hand. We take a look at their 30 year relationship and all the adventures they have had along the way. The real estate section will update you on all the buildings cropping up in Astoria and Long Island City, including a 27-story residential tower dubbed Watermark Court Square. The real estate landscape is rapidly changing in western Queens and many tall buildings are replacing the one-ortwo story warehouses that were a trademark of the neighborhoods. Long Island City’s own Robert Mitrotti recently won an award for directing “Stealing Chanel.” We chronicle the inspiration and process behind his film in the latest issue. Also in this issue, The Secret Theatre, a staple in Long Island City, may be in danger of shutting its doors and director Richard Mazda talks about his campaign to save it. If you are looking for movie screenings, museum exhibitions or other exciting events to attend, look no further. Our calendars list all the happenings in your neighborhood. The magazine also includes a Ukranian dessert recipe and two drink recipes for the new year. I hope you enjoy this month’s issue and all that the New Year has in store.
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