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LIC Update: July 13, 2020
It's Week 2 of Phase 3 in NYC and More Businesses Have Reopened! #SupportLICLocal
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COVID-19 Updates
*NEW* Outdoor Di ning Update: Tents Now Permitted - Today, July 10th, the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) issued a bulletin permitting the use of tents for restaurants offering outdoor dining services.Tents or other shelters that are on the sidewalk where the restaurants or bars have obtained approval through NYC Open Restaurant Program and are less than 400 SF each in area. Areas of multiple tents that are combined or are tied to each other cannot exceed 400 SF in total.  Click here to read more from NYC DOB.

Reopening Checklist - This week we launched our new COVID-19: Reopening Checklist as a tool for businesses to use as NYC moves towards reopening. This list is helpful for businesses opening today as a start of Phase 3 as well as businesses prepping for their reopening in a future phase. There are important forms to fill out prior to reopening and this checklist will help cover your bases. Click here to download the checklist.

Recovery Survey - We would like to remind you to please take COVID-19 Business Recovery Survey to help us get a further understanding of how your business or organization’s recovery efforts and the challenges you anticipate facing as we begin to reopen LIC. Click here to fill out the survey.
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Featured Updates
Congratulations to the Queens Power 50, Queens Top 10 Elected Officials and The Queens Heroes from City & State!
Congratulations to all of those recognized on the three City & State lists that were released today, the Queens Power 50, Queens Top 10 Elected Officials and Queens Heroes. We would like to especially recognize those who were honored in our area including:

Dennis Walcott, President and CEO, Queens Public Library
Thomas Grech, President and CEO, Queens Chamber of Commerce
Elizabeth Lusskin, President, Long Island City Partnership
Robin Hayes, CEO, JetBlue
Seth Borenstein, Executive Director, Queens Economic Development Corporation
Caryn Schwab, Executive Director, Mount Sinai Queens
Mark Weprin, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Frank Wu, President, Queens College
Kenneth Adams, Incoming President, LaGuardia Community College
Hal Rosenbluth, President and CEO, Kaufman Astoria Studios
Stuart & Alan Suna, Founders, Silvercup Studios
Mitchell Taylor, Co-founder and CEO, Urban Upbound
Kar a Hughe s, Senior Vice President , Corporate & Legislation, Kasirer 
Carl Goodman, Executive Director, Museum of the Moving Image

Michael Gianaris, State Senate Deputy Majority Leader
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Member of Congress

Charles Boyce, President, Boyce Technologies
Thomas Grech, President and CEO, Queens Chamber of Commerce
Kelly Craig and Patrick Thompson, Co-founders, LIC Relief
Get Out the Count with Phone Bank Fridays!
Join the Queens Borough President's Complete Count Committee and NYC Census 2020 for our phone bank Fridays! Sign up to encourage your fellow New Yorkers to fill out the census!

Using our predictive dialer tool, you will be able to call hundreds of New Yorkers in neighborhoods with the lowest self-response rates to date, and patch them through directly to the U.S. Census Bureau so they can fill out the census over the phone.

Artist Conversation with SculptureCenter
Thursday, July 23rd at 1pm

LICP Member SculptureCenter is hosting an artist conversation via Zoom. For this conversation, artists Qais Assali and David De Hannay are joined by filmmaker Jose Luis Benavides. The conversation is moderated by Kyle Dancewicz, Director of Exhibitions and Programs, SculptureCenter. They will be discussing Qais Assali's multi-year project  if you Like you can show my works in galleries.

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