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LIC Update: June 8, 2020
We Stand with Our LIC Community
Dear LIC Community,
This is a truly challenging time in our history. LIC is a vibrant, diverse community that we are incredibly proud to work with and represent. We stand in solidarity with everyone exercising our collective and individual right to peacefully gather to make your voice heard. We will continue to share information on upcoming gatherings on our social media channels. We also want to provide you information on other ways that you can make an impact, especially in our local community:
  1. Support our many great local organizations working for social justice and equity in our neighborhood and our city, including: Hour Children, Urban Upbound, Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement, 696 Builds Queensbridge, NYC Kids RISE, Variety Boys and Girls Club, LIC Astoria NAACP, Sunnyside Community Services, the Fortune Society and Zone 126. Please click here for a page of links to these organizations to learn more and see how you can help.
  2. Support our local LIC Businesses, especially now and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Queens Eats has also shared a list of Black-owned businesses in Queens to support. Click here to access the list.
  3. Voting in every election is a powerful way to shape our community, city and country, including the upcoming State and Federal Primary on June 23rd. Visit the NYC Board of Elections to see more details, apply for an absentee ballot and learn about early voting locations.
  4. Finally, fill out the 2020 Census. This will impact our community for the next 10 years. So far, Queens County has a 51% response rate. Let’s get everyone counted so we can have the level of representation we deserve on every level of government, and our fair share of funding for vital programs. Click here to #GetCountedNYC.
We hope that everyone continues to remain safe and supportive of each other in our community through this tough time. We know our LIC community is strong and, together, we will come ‘back’ even stronger.
The Long Island City Partnership
COVID-19: Updates
COVID-19: Reopening Checklist for Businesses
We have just launched our new COVID-19: Recovery 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 1 as well as businesses prepping for their reopening in a future phase.
As NYC Enters Phase 1 of Reopening, Continue to #SupportLICLocal
Call to LIC Businesses
Let Us Know If You Need Masks!
We also recently released a 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. Please fill out this survey to help us learn more about how we can best help you!
LIC in the News
Featured Updates
NYC Hospitality Alliance: Delivery Fee Mandate
The NYC Hospitality Alliance wants to make sure your restaurant is monitoring your bills and making sure that delivery apps are in compliance with the new delivery fee mandate.

A Virtual Debate: Queens Borough President Candidates
QNS reporters Jacob Kaye and Angélica Acevedo will host a debate with the five Democratic candidates for Queens borough president on Thursday, June 11th at 7pm ahead of the June 23 primary election.

Complete the 2020 Census
The  2020 Census  is of critical importance to New York, as tens of billions of dollars come to our neighborhoods based on how many people are living in our communities. 
We strongly encourage you to take 10 minutes of your time today to fill out the 2020 Census.

NYC Small Business Services
'Neighborhood Challenge: Connect & Recover':
Deadline TODAY
  NYC Department of Small Business Service s is re-launching their Neighborhood Challenge program as "Neighborhood Challenge: Connect & Recover". The re-launched neighborhood challenge program is an online open innovation platform.

Initial submissions are now due by June 8th. Click here for more information.
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