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6 FEBRUARY 2020 I LIC COURIER I www.qns.com
LONG ISLAND CITY COURIER
Joshua A. Schneps
Greater Astoria Historical Society
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With January over, we’re one step closer to the promise of
spring and its welcome warmth.
In February, we at the magazine have brought you the latest
in news from Long Island City, Astoria and the rest of western
Some new businesses have popped up since last month,
including Gentle Art Studio, where you can take Brazilian jiu
jitsu classes in Astoria and Coffee Plus Cake, where dessert
fans can go and satisfy a sweet tooth.
In our community news section, we introduce you to Hailie Kim,
the third candidate running for Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s
seat in District 26. We also give you an update on the polarizing
Queens bus redesign program and tell you which local Senator
is voicing his concerns about the project. See these stories and
more starting on page 22.
This month, our features section introduces you to Andres
Emilio Soto, the new senior managing director over at Modern
Spaces. See how the real estate veteran got his start in the
business and how he climbed the ranks at the Long Island City
company. We also spoke with Chris Carlsen, the founder of Iron
Lion Performance Gym in Astoria. Starting in March, the gym is
offering a comprehensive, six-week program for men over 40.
The gym tailors its exercise programs to meet the needs of every
person regardless of age and fitness level.
We’re also very excited to announce that the Queens Night
Market is returning this April. Get your stomachs ready for the sixth
season of this food festival and get excited for the vendors coming
to Long Island City this year. Read more starting on page 34.
As the weather slowly gets warmer, we know you’ll be looking
for things to see and do in your neighborhood. We’ve got you
covered. Turn to our art calendar on page 52 and our events
calendar on page 54 to find some fun activities in your area.
We’d love to hear from you! If you have any tips or stories for
us, email me at email@example.com.
See you back here in March!
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