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LIC Residents Can Weigh in on City's Streetcar Plan at 2 Upcoming Meetings

 A rendering of the proposed streetcar that would run between Brooklyn and Queens.
A rendering of the proposed streetcar that would run between Brooklyn and Queens.
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QUEENS — Long Island City residents who want to share their thoughts on the city's waterfront streetcar plan will get two chances to do so this month.

The Economic Development Corp. and Department of Transportation will hold two community outreach meetings in the neighborhood about the Brooklyn Queens Connector proposal, the first of which take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday night at CUNY School of Law in Court Square.

Another meeting is scheduled for June 23 at the Long Island City branch of the Queens Library, at 37-44 21st St. off of 28th Avenue, according to the EDC.

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The meetings will let residents learn more about the city's proposal, and are part of a series of "visioning sessions" being held this spring and summer throughout the waterfront neighborhoods that would be served by the streetcar.

The first forum in the series was held in Astoria last month, where participants were broken up into groups and asked to weigh in on where they think the rail line should and shouldn't be located.

The city will take the public's feedback into account and plan to release a preliminary report on the street car proposal this fall, EDC officials said.

Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed the streetcar plan earlier this year, saying the $2.5 billion project would serve as a lifeline to burgeoning neighborhoods along the waterfront in Brooklyn and Queens.

Though an exact route has not been announced, officials say the Brooklyn Queens Connector, or BQX, would be 16 miles long and would run along the East River between Astoria and Sunset Park, where about 700,000 people live or work.

A schedule of public meetings about the plan can be found on the EDC's website.