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Job Search Strategies

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume. Call 718-752-3700 for more information. Class code ...

Apr 11 @ 2:30 PM

Cover Letters

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-752-3700. Class code JR150

Apr 11 @ 3:30 PM

Resume Building

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR130

Apr 20 @ 12:30 PM

Interview Preparation

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly afterwards. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information call ...

Apr 20 @ 2:00 PM

Resume Building

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR130

May 11 @ 12:30 PM

Interview Preparation

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly afterwards. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information call ...

May 11 @ 2:00 PM

Job Search Strategies

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume. Call 718-752-3700 for more information. Class code ...

May 16 @ 2:30 PM

Cover Letters

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-752-3700. Class code JR150

May 16 @ 3:30 PM

Beginners Excel

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180

May 18 @ 1:00 PM

Resume Building

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR130

May 23 @ 12:30 PM

Mar
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Women's History Month Puppet Workshop

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you'll learn about famous women in history from puppeteer Nicola and her puppet Annie, who'll team up to read you a book about women who changed the world. Then, you'll get to make simple puppets of your favorite women in history from materials provided by the program presenter. For ages 6 to 10.


Mar
29
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

IDNYC at the Long Island City Community Library

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Come to Long Island City Community Library to get your IDNYC card! Find out more during library hours. Apply on the second floor inside the Adult Learning Center.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Mar
30
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Allergic to Salad: Kids Cooking Class

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn about healthy, vegetarian cooking. Many people claim they are “allergic to salad,” a convenient and understandable excuse in this era of industrialized food and pre-packaged, uninspiring food choices. This class will help combats this widespread “allergy,” while increasing skills, technique, and familiarity with healthy foods.


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Mar
30
6:30PM

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7:15PM

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt for Adults

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Instructor Susie Nin leads a total body workout fitness class that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen circulatory and respiratory systems. Bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Mar
31
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Drop-In

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Do you need help with JobMap and revising your resume or cover letter? Drop in for one-on-one assistance and learn how to preregister for our computer classes. For further information, call (718) 752-3700.


Apr
3
2:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Drop-In

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Do you need help with JobMap and revising your resume or cover letter? Drop in for one-on-one assistance and learn how to preregister for our computer classes. For further information, call (718) 752-3700.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
3
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Painting for Adults

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Come join us and relax while painting a masterpiece! Get in touch with your creative side at this program for adults.


Apr
4
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 28 openings

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. For further information, please call (718) 752-3700. Class code JR110


Apr
8
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Wheel of Fortune Spelling Bee

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Using an interactive wheel, children will have to spell a word correctly to win the money they land on. Whoever ends up with the most money wins!


Apr
11
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 29 openings

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume. Call 718-752-3700 for more information. Class code JR190


Apr
11
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Cover Letters

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-752-3700. Class code JR150


Apr
11
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 29 openings

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn: how to prepare information to make online applications easier; common online application sections and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-752-3700. Class Code: JR160


Apr
13
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Beginners Word

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word! In this class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic computer skills are required. Class code: CC170. Register online at Jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625


Apr
13
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Blood Pressure Screenings

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

We have partnered with The Floating Hospital to offer free Blood Pressure Screenings and information on healthcare services. Preregistration is not required. 4-6 PM

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
14
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Beauty Corner

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Teens will learn simple beauty secrets, make DIY beauty products and share beauty ideas with friends.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
17
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

OSHA 10 Information Session

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is offering a FREE classes for 10-hour OSHA training for the construction trades. Registration is required in order to attend this event. To register, visit queenslib.org/jobskills1


Apr
17
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

OSHA 10 Information Session

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is offering a FREE classes for 10-hour OSHA training for the construction trades. Registration is required in order to attend this event. To register, visit queenslib.org/jobskills1


Apr
18
10:00AM

--to--

6:00PM

Free Legal Immigration Consultations

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Need to meet with an immigration lawyer? Queens Library offers free one-on-one legal consultations through a partnership with immigration attorneys. Legal services provided include how to get your green card, citizenship applications, housing etc. Consultations by appointment only. Please visit qlform.weebly.com/legal or call 718-752-3723

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
18
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 28 openings

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. For further information, please call (718) 752-3700. Class code JR110


Apr
20
12:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR130


Apr
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly afterwards. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR170.


Apr
24
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Movie of the Month

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

January: Ninja Turtles
February: Race (The Jessie Owen Story)
Southside With You (Adult)
March: Smurfs 2
April: Finding Dory
May: Captain America / Civil War
June: Secret life of Pets

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
27
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include; creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC190


May
4
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Beginners Word

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word! In this class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic computer skills are required. Class code: CC170. Register online at Jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625


May
9
12:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. For further information, please call (718) 752-3700. Class code JR110


May
11
12:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR130


May
11
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly afterwards. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR170.


May
15
6:15PM

--to--

7:15PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


May
16
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume. Call 718-752-3700 for more information. Class code JR190


May
16
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Cover Letters

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-752-3700. Class code JR150


May
16
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn: how to prepare information to make online applications easier; common online application sections and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-752-3700. Class Code: JR160


May
18
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Beginners Excel

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180


May
23
12:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR130


May
30
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. For further information, please call (718) 752-3700. Class code JR110


May
31
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Chess Workshop withProject Pawn

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us as Project Pawn teaches the strategies of chess. Project Pawn will also mentor students and show them how to apply these strategies in their everyday lives to plan for the future.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
1
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include; creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC190


Jun
8
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Beginner's Word

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word! In this class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic computer skills are required. Class code: CC170. Register online at Jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625


Jun
13
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. For further information, please call (718) 752-3700. Class code JR110


Jun
15
12:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR130


Jun
15
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly afterwards. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR170.


Jun
20
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume. Call 718-752-3700 for more information. Class code JR190


Jun
20
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Cover Letters

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-752-3700. Class code JR150


Jun
20
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn: how to prepare information to make online applications easier; common online application sections and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-752-3700. Class Code: JR160


Jun
22
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Beginners Excel

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180


Jun
27
12:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR130


Jun
29
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include; creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC190


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Long Island City Community Library has:

  • 18 public access computers
  • 15 in-library laptops providing core library services
  • Software and databases for public use
  • Internet access

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Long Island City Community Library include:

  • Black Experience
  • Cookbooks
  • Travel
  • Computer Books
  • Test Books

Child Care / Preschools
Community Organizations & Services
Emergency Services
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Post Office
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Astoria Child Care Center
21-20 35 Avenue
Long Island City NY ,
phone: (718) 784-2856
fax:
Little Friends Nursery School
4342 47th St
Long Island City NY , 11104
phone: (718)786-4644
fax:
Queensbridge Daycare PAL Western Green Nursery School
10-26 41 Avenue
,
phone: (718) 784-2092
fax:
Queensbridge Daycare Center
3811 27th St.
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718)729-5659
fax:
  

Community Organizations & Services
Meals On Wheels
45-18 Court Square #501
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 482-8620
fax:
Ravenswood Community Center
35-40 21 Street
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 786-3131
fax:
Queensbridge/Riis Senior Center
10-25 41st Ave.,
Long Island City NY ,
phone: (718) 937-1093
fax:
Hanac Ravenswood Senior Center
34-35 12 Street #A
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 786-1550
fax:
  

Emergency Services
Engine 206
11-15 37th Ave
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone:
fax:
114 Precinct
34-16 Astoria Blvd
Astoria NY , 11103
phone: (718) 626-9311
fax:
 

Local Hospitals
Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst NY , 11373
phone: (718) 334-4000
fax:
  

Local Newspapers
Queens Tribune

,
phone: (718) 357-7400
fax:
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Astoria Park Pool
19 Street and 23 Drive
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 626-8620
fax:
Queensbridge Park
21st Street, Bridge Plaza, East River
,
phone:
fax:
 

Post Office
Grand Station Post Office
45-08 30 Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone:
fax:
  

Public Elementary Schools
P.S.111 Jacob Blackwell School
37-15 13 Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 786-2073
fax:
P.S.112 Dutch Kills School
25-05 37th Ave
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 784-5250
fax:
 

Public High Schools
Long Island City High School
14-30 Broadway
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 545-7095
fax:
Aviation Career & Technical H.S
43-30 36th St.
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-2032
fax:
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S. 204 O. W. Holmes School
36-41 28 Street
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 937-1463
fax:
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Paul Vallone
District19@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 42-40 Bell Boulevard, Suite 507
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 619-8611
fax: (718) 631-4100
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1841
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYC Council
Hon. Jimmy Van Bramer
JVanBramer@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 47-01 Queens Boulevard,Suite 205
Sunnyside NY, 11104
phone: (718) 383-9566
fax: (718) 383-9076
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1833
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7370
fax: (212) 513-7195
NYS Assembly
Hon. Catherine T. Nolan
NolanC@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 47-40 21 Street, Room 810
Long Island City NY, 11101
phone: (718) 784-3194
fax: (718) 472-0648
Albany Office LOB, Room 836
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4851
fax: (518) 455-3847
NYS Senate
Hon. Michael Gianaris
gianaris@nysenate.gov
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 728-0960
fax: (718) 728-0963
Albany Office Senate Capitol Building, Room 413
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3486
fax: (518) 426-6929
US Congress
Hon. Carolyn Maloney
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 932-1804
fax: (718) 932-1805
Legislative Office 2308 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-7944
fax: (202) 225-4709
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Located in northwestern Queens, Long Island City (LIC) is the largest neighborhood in the borough. It was the earliest part of Queens to be recognized by the Dutch and was the scene of many British troop movements. Created in 1870 from the communities of Astoria, Hunters Point, Blissville, Ravenswood, Dutch Kills, Bowery Bay, Steinway and Sunnyside, locals now use the term LIC only for the area south of Astoria.

In the mid 1800s, Hunters Point, the southern tip of LIC on the East River water front, became linked with the North Fork Line of the LIRR. Ferry service also began between Wall Street and 34th Street. By 1870 when Long Island City was chartered, it had become the center of industry for Queens County. By the end of that century a major building boom had established a number of important factories as well as urban residential areas.

With the opening of the Queensborough Bridge in 1908 and the original Pennsylvania Station on the Queens waterfront in 1910, many factories located here and innumerable industries took advantage of the ample space and low land cost. By 1940 with the completion of The Triborough Bridge and the Queens Midtown Tunnel, Long Island City sitting next to the Sunnyside Rail Yards had become a world class industrial center though more or less a passing through point for commuters between Manhattan, Eastern Queens, and Long Island.

By the mid 1970s, however, due to the migration of businesses out of New York, LIC had become a small sleepy town with many empty factories and warehouse spaces. A new group began to emerge composed of younger artists and musicians who were being priced out of the tight market in Manhattan and who were drawn to the spacious lofts, unhindered light, and the almost rural quality of the neighborhood. Equally attractive was the existence of the studios of two world renowned artists, the late Isamu Noguchi, whose studio is now a museum, and Mark DiSuvero who established the Socrates Sculpture Park, the city's largest outdoor exhibition space. The Urban and Contemporary Arts Institute, better known as P.S. 1, at one time Public School #1, became central to the Long Island City Arts movement.

The 1980s saw greater industrial expansion in Long Island City and a rebirth of the film industry, which had its early roots here. Most notable was the establishment of Silvercup Studios, which converted an old bread factory into what would become the largest independent, full-service film and television production facility in the northeastern United States. The International Design Center of New York was opened on the site where the Sunshine bakery and Adams Chewing Gum plants stood. La Guardia Community College took over the disused factories of the White Motor Company and the Equitable Bag Company. The 48 story Citicorp building was erected in 1989 and is the tallest building in New York City outside Manhattan.

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