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In 1870, the communities of Astoria, Dutch Kills, Hunters Point, Ravenswood, and Blissville (near today's Sunnyside) merged to form a new municipality: Long Island City. This once independent city is undergoing an immense transformation as high rises replace single-family homes. It is the charm of a small town in a big city that many new residents have never seen.
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The Greater Astoria Historical Society and photographer Gary Vollo explore the unique places that have shaped Long Island City's development.