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Hello, LIC Courier readers!
Happy New Year! I hope that you’re all feeling refreshed
and ready to take on 2019. Here are a batch of new stories
coming to you from western Queens.
City Mailroom opened up a branch in Long Island City this
past September. The business is the fifth one opened by owner
Kishore Hemrajani who said that he fills a niche “to help small
businesses, entrepreneurs and startups get off the ground.”
In our art section we interview artist and activist Eileen Coyne
who is debuting her newest collection of work at Astoria’s
Q.E.D. from January to June. The Long Island City artist says
she uses her art to “capturing the emotional complexity of
humanity” as well as “a means to advocate for social issues.”
Our LIC Courier contributors have brought you some great
community news stories this month. City Comptroller Scott
Stringer protested with Citylights residents in Long Island City
this month. Stringer gathered with the residents in front of
the 42-story co-op in order for city agencies to come up with
a solution for the tenant’s expired abatement and $500,000
annual ground lease. As the government shutdown continues,
TSA workers at LaGuardia and JFK airports are working
without pay. The terminals are providing free meals to their
employees who come to work a regular shift.
In our Features section we check out Amylos Taverna in
Astoria, which offers a “finer side” to Greek dining. Restaurant
co-owner Martha Arvanitis talks about the thought that went
behind the eatery’s design as well as the unique fare that
they offer. We also take a visit to Forever Cheese in Long
Island City, which got a new name and look in honor of their
20th anniversary. Now known as Mitica, the cheese shop has
rebranded in order to reflect “a fun, modern aesthetic that’s
sophisticated yet unconventional.”
As always, check our our art and events calendars for some
fun suggestions for local events and art exhibits to attend.
If you have any tips or news you would like to share with us,
reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great January
and we’ll see you back here next month!
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