Did you hear how the worldwide markets rallied this week after the prior weeks big sell-off due to you-know-who’s opening his mouth? I can’t solely credit my assuaging global travels, …but you can. Now, now, I know what you’re thinking, “Why must we share you with the rest of the world?” To which the only response I can give, is to be thankful we are fortunate enough to live in Long Island City, …the home of the world’s greatest website.
Ok, what did I miss in LIC news? Umm …ahh …lots of headlines, but nothing really significant. As it’s the weekend, three local events to note:
Despite the oppressive heat, the swarms immersed Court Square like the Deadheads used to do when the band played small cities such as Harrisburg and Utica. In lieu of tie-dyes, Saturdays’ participants sported lots of piercings and ink, but today’s genre seemed just as well-versed in “augmenting” the experience. Whatever your musical tastes might be, the Series attracts people from all over the world and it’s pretty awesome to have this event linked to our small city!
Citylights Summer Arts Festival – Sunday 11-4, Hoo-boy, those Queens rubes, you can probably pick up a Picasso for $50!
Scene Last Night – Bloomberg puts it’s society spin on the PS1 installation opening. Nothing like the Warm-Up: champagne for all, everyone kept their clothes on
Zoning For Hunters Point Middle School Could Include Sunnyside Students – the 21st Century battle over busing
JetBlue Works For LIC – all I want is peanuts on my flight
LIC Industrial Sells For $5 million - more condos on the way?
Tony Vaccaro, An Incredible Life in Photography – famous local photographer has been here since ’72
5Pointz Compromise Met With Skepticism – are you kidding? This is waaay better than a few outta the way walls in some generic high rise.
Plans Filed For 22-22 Jackson – super cool building might be coming adjacent to 5Pointz
Long Island City, Manhattan’s Cooler Neighbour – you got that right!
Queens, the New Frontier for a Brooklyn Blogger – frontier?
Irish Language Thriving in LIC – after a few pints anyway