So where were we before we got so rudely interrupted? Oh yes, nowhere. The news situation in LIC remains static, which given current events and the adage “No news is good news,” is probably for the best.
Instead, this past week we were provided with a panoply of ‘news analysis’ that when all brought together, hones in on the changing nature of Western Queens. Oh, plus we get a naughty follow-up. Read for yourself.
//The top middle school in the city is right here in LIC – the Baccalaureate School on 36th Avenue had the highest test scores in the city on the standardized statewide 7th grade math and English exams. Unfortunately, closer to home the middle school on Center Boulevard (part of the High School over on 51st Avenue) had abysmal scores, w/ less than 40% of students passing both the English and Math exams.
Queens Italians Fight to Preserve Tradition – holding on, an update on the Societa Sant’ Amato di Nusco on Vernon Boulevard
In Jackson Heights Shows Gentrification Tearing Through a Queens Neighborhood – “the future is not looking good for many of the working- and middle-class inhabitants of this urban paradise …what makes Jackson Heights particularly desirable is the 7 train, which runs over Roosevelt Avenue.”
LIC’s Next Hotel Revealed – 20 stories/200 rooms in Blissville! Talk about no-man’s land, this truly is gentrification
A Family Owned Brokerage Holds Its Own – based in Astoria, Amorelli Realty finds a niche among giants
Former LIC Principal Involved in Sex Scandal, Now Teaching Nearby – is Greenpoint getting our sloppy seconds?