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LIC Gentrification Watch

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Can whole wheat pita wedges and creamy hummus attract highfalutin Manhattanites to the charms of up-and-coming Long Island City? That was the hope at the recent Taste of LIC event, the Daily News reports, and it seems to have worked! Said one Manhattan resident in attendance now thinking of moving to LIC: "This has sort of validated that there are restaurants and places to eat." Electricity, plumbing, a rapidly declining starvation rate?LIC is really making it! [NYDN]