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6 JANUARY 2020 I LIC COURIER I www.qns.com
LONG ISLAND CITY COURIER
Joshua A. Schneps
Greater Astoria Historical Society
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It’s 2020, which marks a new year and a new decade. January
marks new beginnings and changes, a lot of which is happening
right in your backyard.
This year, Trader Joe’s announced that it would be establishing
its second Queens location in Long Island City. The California-based
grocery store chain currently has 500 stores across
the country, with plans to erect the newest store in the Prime
Building across the street from MoMA PS1. Read more about
the planned location in our “What’s New” section.
In the world of real estate, we tell you about a holding company
that purchased the old Eagle Electric Building for $27.5 million,
with plans to turn it into a 135,000-square-foot office building.
We also report on the Gaseteria Building, the 66,472-square-foot
development that will soon be open for commercial tenants to
lease. Read these stories beginning on page 16.
Our “Community News” section starts with a story about how
the Long Island City community is demanding the Queens Public
Library to find a new location for its Court Square location. Local
politicians and civic leaders sent a message that QPL should
“act with urgency” when trying to find a new home as the library’s
last month at 25-01 Jackson Ave. approaches. We then head to
Astoria to P.S. 17, where Councilman Costa Constantinides helped
to unveil the school’s new hydroponics science lab. “Hydroponic
labs offer unparalleled hands-on lessons that open students up
to the world of science,” said Constantinides. Turn to page 22
to read these stories and more.
In our “Feature” section, we talk to John Savignano, a Long
Island City-based CPA who is bringing humanity to the world of
accounting. Growing up, Savignano learned how to treat people
and “be good at all facets” of business from his father, who was
in the supermarket business. We also cover Art BreakOUT, which
is bringing its first-ever exhibition to Long Island City. “Unbound:
Authentic Visions and Voices” reflects a variety of themes includ-ing
identity, trauma, loss, dislocation, hope, healing, resilience
and resistance. Features begin on page 34.
If you’re looking for things to see and do in your neighborhoods,
check out our art and events calendars on pages 52 and 54.
As always, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any tips, stories or anything else you’d like to share.
See you back here in February!
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