Rub Elbows With Our Movers & Shakers
As Brooklyn and Manhattan level off, it’s evident to anyone who takes a look around that Queens is where it’s happening these days, and the Top 15 Movers and Shakers we profile in this issue make our borough work in so many ways, from developers to business leaders to the heads of nonprofits.
And activists, too. Michael LoCascio – number 15 on our list – came out of seemingly nowhere to shed light on the city’s failures handling the incredible homeless surge in New York. The mayor is now scrambling to save face.
Topping our list is Ya-Ting Liu, executive director of Friends of the BQX, a group working to make a complex transportation plan – the city’s first light rail – a reality on the Queens waterfront. She is getting business leaders, legislators, civic groups and stakeholders in two boroughs behind the plan. An enormous task, but she is getting it done.
For those of you who want to meet our Movers & Shakers in person, check this site for details on a November 17th event recognizing them at Il Bacco on Northern Boulevard in Little Neck from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It’s only $40 to attend and will be a networking experience you will not soon forget. There will only be approximately 100 tickets available, so check often for updates.
Food trucks are here to stay (or move, depending on when you get there). Queens is known for its wide selection of food, including its neighborhood street vendors. If you’re from Maspeth surely remember Teddy the Hot Dog Guy, who parked his cart near Grand and Hamilton Avenue every day for three decades. People came from all over Queens for his dogs.
We see the same happening with food trucks. Check out our picks for the five best in the borough.
Some of the other things you’ll find in this issue of It’s Queens includes a list of the borough’s Top Barbershops, places where patrons go for more than just a cut and shave; and Vic Bagratuni, a Rego Park native whose dream of acting in the movies is one step closer to reality after landing a role in an upcoming major motion picture.
We hope you enjoy the new issue of It’s Queens, and don’t forget to watch our website for your chance to meet our Movers & Shakers.
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