September 17, 2024
Neighborhood Spotlight Series: Long Island City & Queens

Neighborhood Spotlight Series
Queens Evolution into A Vital Discovery & Tech Frontier

Postponed. Tentative Date:
Tuesday, September 17, 2024 • 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Venue Change: INNOLABS
45-18 Court Square, Long Island City, NY 11101

New York City has proved to be one of the most adept markets in the world. Founded as a trading outpost, it has reinvented itself time and time again, adding layer upon layer of history, experience, innovation, and new ideas. The evolution of neighborhoods like Long Island City, Willets Point, and Flushing in Queens represent microcosms of this growth and exemplify New York’s ability to attract industries of the future.

With the campus effect at play, Queens has become a gateway to innovation, welcoming leading life science and technology organizations. A critical factor in driving the successful growth of the life science ecosystem is proximity to the areas where research professionals are already pioneering their work—the academic medical centers. With many of these institutions already clustered in the city along First Avenue in Manhattan, Long Island City is primely positioned as a viable and convenient location to expand New York City’s growing life science cluster. Located adjacent to top academic medical centers and easily accessible by subway, ferry, or private car, Long Island City is known for its unique character that supports the creative process.

Further, Flushing and Willets Point offer Queens employees and residents world-class arts and cultural, sports and entertainment destinations only a stone throw away.

Hear directly from the life science tenants and the public officials and innovators creating a mixed-use Discovery District that connects Long Island City’s transit-rich Court Square to the waterfront and Anable Basin via 44th Drive, and how Flushing and Willets Point have emerged as global tech and entertainment destinations. Get a first-hand account of how they’re working to leverage the development of life science facilities to support the growth of New York City’s innovation market, create the wide employment spectrum of the creative knowledge workforce, and create an exciting urban environment for the next generation.

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