Change name of Long Island City to LIC, Say Officials, Business Leaders

According to the New York Post, in order to separate from the confusion of being mistaken with Long Island, officials and business leaders are looking to change the name of Long Island City to the “trendier “abbreviation “LIC.”

Maybe part of the reason it is confused with Long Island is because it is part of Long Island. It has been since “L.I.C.” was founded as an independent city in 1870.