By Angelica Acevedo and Bill Parry
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More than 300 leaders in business, tech and real estate gathered Tuesday at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria for the 4th Annual LIC Summit, a daylong forum exploring issues affecting a neighborhood that has been experiencing explosive and unprecedented growth.
A recent report from RENTCafe, an online apartment search company, found that between 2010 and 2016, Long Island City saw the creation of more apartment units than any other neighborhood in the nation with 12,533 — outpacing Downtown Los Angeles’ 7,751 — with another 21,500 in the planning or construction stage, according to the LIC Partnership, which sponsored the LIC Summit.
“Long Island City, which the LIC Partnership serves, is very much a part of Queens as much as it is very much a part