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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 amatua@qns.com @AngelaMatua Your feedback is very important to us! Angela Matua EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 6 february 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: editorial@qns.com ads@qns.com Entire Contents Copyright 2016 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 } } WARMING UP Though the weather is getting colder, things are heating up in western Queens. Several large real estate projects have been announced and rumors are swirling about a new streetcar that would connect Queens to Brooklyn. The LIC Courier has all that news and more to keep you informed on all things Long Island City, Astoria and Sunnyside. In this month’s issue, you will learn about a nearly $40 million street upgrade project coming to Long Island City. The rapidly developing neighborhood has not had major infrastructure improvements since the 20th century. Many streets including Jackson Avenue and Vernon Boulevard will be upgraded. Two Queens designers who have previously competed on Lifetime’s ‘Project Runway’ will make an appearance on the show’s All-Stars edition. They discuss what they’ve been up to since last season and what you can expect to see in the next one. MoMA PS1 recently announced the winners of its Young Architects Program, who will construct a colorful canopy and wading pool in the museum’s courtyard. Nearby, a community urban garden is fighting to keep its MTA-owned land and expand the area to create a space that the entire Long Island City neighborhood can use. In this issue, you will read about a project called the Brooklyn Queens Connector, a streetcar running through Astoria and Long Island City that also stops in Brooklyn. Queens experts weigh in on the project and discuss why the project should or should not be implemented. Another project, proposed by a local city councilman, may give Astoria residents a FIFAsized soccer field in Astoria Park. The large patch of grass in the middle of the running track may be turned into a state-of-the-art field where you, your friends and professional soccer teams can play. As always, the LIC Courier is filled with event suggestions ranging from museum exhibitions to comedy shows. You’ll also get recipes and profiles of people doing exceptional things in the community.


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