The basketball courts on 48th Avenue at Gantry Plaza State Park will be re-opening this Saturday, September 17, with a Grand Celebration. The NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historical Preservation and the Long Island City Youth Sports League (LICYSL) will be holding youth clinics and games overseen by Coach N, aka Nnamdi Amen, who said about the event:
“Though I love my home at the gymnasium at PS78Q, I’m really excited to finally get a chance to teach and play with the kids of Long Island City on the beautiful new 48th Avenue courts at Gantry Plaza State Park. I’ve got some new drills and games especially for the occasion.”
LICtalk says: “We love the new fiberglass backboards, it does wonders for my two-handed set shot”
//Beans, Grapes, and Leaves appears to have closed. This news comes thanks to LICtalk reader Kyle S., who says “they left no sign or anything – everything inside is gone.” Kyle thinks the location on 50th Avenue in the base of Gantry Landing near the waterfront, would make a perfect spot for a frozen yogurt chain like Pink Berry. From Kyle’s mouth to…
//Coalition for Queens (C4Q) Tech Bash at MoMA PS1 - after a decade of persistence, and therapy, …and a restraining order, I have come to the realization that stalking Anna Wintour for an invite to the Met’s Costume Gala is not going to work. In tandem with the fact that in my universe, ‘six degrees’ is actually the minimum level of separation between myself and anyone who does attend the Gala, I’ve had to find other events to avoid the hoi polloi and possibly mingle with celebrities, socialites, and VIP’s. The C4Q Tech Bash qualifies as such, and even if it’s lacking in star power, between the venue and the open bar I can delude myself into grandeur. This year it happens on October 18, and if you act today, you can still purchase an early-bird ticket for one single hundred dollar bill. I mean back in the 80′s we used to…
Coalition For Queens (C4Q) Tech Bash – buy tickets here, SingleCut, Domo Taco, Jora and more; early-bird closes tonite
BBQ Lovers Get Ready to Meet the Mothership – a review of preview night at Josh Bowen’s new place
Residents Demand Change to Notoriously Dangerous LIC Intersection – at 44th Drive and 11th St.