Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Friday, June 1, 2012

Long Island City

LIC opens to the arts

A powerful form of kinetic energy must exist in Long Island City, where 500 artists commune and create. Back in the glory days of manufacturing, the largest nabe in Queens was home to many large businesses. Since 1970, its genesis as a vibrant artistic and cultural hub — saturated with galleries, studio spaces and art venues — came about as droves of artists escaped Manhattan’s high rents, in search of work studios in the area. Comment.

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