48TH AVENUE PARK/BASKETBALL COURTS CLOSE FOR RENOVATION

No Coke, Pepsi.  The official soft drink of Long Island City

No Coke, Pepsi. The official soft drink of Long Island City

The park on 48th Avenue containing basketball and handball courts closed this week for a major renovation, which should take most of the summer.  Located between Vernon Boulevard and 5th Street, the new design is under wraps, but we know it will include a revamp of the long-shuttered tots playground, now littered with weeds and a macrame project.

After that there isn’t much news of substance, so we hearken back to some olde tymey stuff.  First, a cool video about the original removal of the Pepsi Sign (circa 2004 – which is practically vintage in LIC years), provided by long time LIC resident Patrick Carr (fka Carrajat), and a just written New Yorker profile about said video provider, and the sad closing of his museum.  How convenient!

Historic Pepsi Sign Along LIC Waterfront is Savedrelive the moment

Love of the Elevator – “Carr is seventy-two, stocky and cantankerous”

Astoria Residents Meet de Blasio’s “Foolish” $2.5 Billion Streetcartheir quotation marks, not mine

Everything We Know About the New Citywide Ferry Service Launching in 2017and launching in LIC in 2018

Two-Story Building on 11th St. to be Demolished for 7-story Condo42 relatively bland sounding units

Site Cleared at Jackson West, No Action Yet at Jackson East30 and 40 stories if when complete

 

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One thought on “48TH AVENUE PARK/BASKETBALL COURTS CLOSE FOR RENOVATION

  1. Anonymous says:

    Close the tennis courts during the summer…..makes a lot of sense…

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