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6 OCTOBER 2019 I LIC COURIER I www.qns.com
LONG ISLAND CITY COURIER
Joshua A. Schneps
Greater Astoria Historical Society
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Welcome to October, which is probably my favorite month of
the year. This month brings along falling leaves, crisp breezes,
Halloween and tons of exciting news from western Queens.
Check out what stories we at the magazine have for you
At the end of September, LIC Partnership celebrated its 40th
anniversary with a festive street party with 1,500 attendees.
The celebration for the neighborhood’s economic development
organization included food and drinks, music and awards. Check
out some photos on page 10.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a
smart home? Well now residents at 5 Court Square will get that
opportunity. The 11-story building offers one to three bedroom
condos complete with features like Google Assistant, Latch smart
door lock system and Bosch Home Connect. See the other cool
features in our real estate section.
In preparation for the 2020 Census, the city announced a $19
million community awards project focused on “census-related
organizing and outreach.” The joint investment from the mayor
and City Council is the largest of such investment in any city in
the United States. After nearly two decades, the Long Island City
community celebrated the completion of Hunters Point Library.
The $41.5 million library features an 82-foot-high concrete
prism and sits majestically next to the LIC waterfront. Read these
stories and more in our community news section.
This month we’ve featured a new Long Island City-based
performing arts studio, which opened on Sept. 10. Owner Maria
Sciorillo opened Forever Young studio after she noticed chil-dren
lacked a space to study the performing arts. The Jackson
Avenue studio offers lessons in ballet, jazz, tap, musical theater
and singing. We also head to City Chemist in Long Island City,
which offers customers health, wellness and beauty all under
one roof. Residents have elicited positive reactions to the “one-stop-
shop”, which caters specifically to great customer service.
If you’re looking for art galleries to go to or activities in your
community, look no further than our art and events calendars
on pages 44 and 46.
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if you have any tips stories or anything else you’d like to share.
See you back here next month!
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