CONFIRMED! Also Kelly Clarkson will be there
Those holding the strings have held out long enough, so now Continue reading
The sixth season of the LIC Flea begins this Saturday and it will be the only weekend in May to attend the Flea as it has gone to a once-monthly schedule as opposed to every weekend in previous years. Here it is: Continue reading
TWO of my writers were poached by The New Yorker this month so I’ve had to rely on my own faculties to dig up scoops. Fortunately in a quick perusal of the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy’s newsletter I caught a recap of their community meeting last night which revealed that Phase 2 of Hunters Point Park South will open in late June according to a presenter at the meeting from the EDC. This is the southern portion of the park, past the volleyball court/LIC Landing, which is supposed to be more “contemplative” and which will NOT include a playground for older kids. As a consolation the HPPC newsletter also reported that The Wizard of Oz will be the first movie they present at the Oval this year on May 18.
//MORE real estate news for you RE junkies, and in my mind this one’s a big one. Continue reading
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds
After comprehensively collecting all the data, painstakingly putting it to paper while trying to figure out the complex instructions in order to conform to regulations, and finally staying up late into the night to meet the deadline, the yearly crush is now over! Continue reading
From my laboratory in the castle east
To the master bedroom where the vampires feast
The ghouls all came from their humble abodes
To get a jolt from my electrodes
Don’t let the fabulous October weather play a trick on you, Halloween is upon us. Yet this year in LIC there will be a little twist for the youngsters and their parents, or maybe more of a mash-up of the monster-kind. That’s because the Annual LIC Halloween Parade has merged with the PS78Q PTA Fall Festival1 to create a mammoth one-day extravaganza! (1-day, thank goodness!)
It’s this Sunday, October 29 and the fun starts at noon with Continue reading
Look up from the river, is it a ferry-passenger ticker? Is it a Powerball Jackpot ad? At the very northern end of Gantry Park there is a large red digital display. At first glance, the meaning of the numbers would leave one bewildered. But with a little sleuthing we were able to solve the mystery.1 Spoiler alert Continue reading
The Chocolate Factory Theater has scored a golden ticket and secured a permanent home for $3.8 million with financial help from the NYC government according to The New York Times. Currently located on 49th Avenue in Hunters Point, the theater will be moving into a 7,500 SF single story brick building at 38-29 24th Street in Dutch Kills, for now the home of Earth Stone Design Inc., a stone supplier, for the 2018-2019 season. I imagine acquiring a new home will allow the Chocolate Factory to largely stay the course in terms of avant garde programming, which leaves only two questions lingering: Continue reading
While you live, tell truth and shame the devil!
FREE Shakespeare! No it’s not a protest movement, but literally a free fully-casted play on the waterfront. Two actually, no make that four if you count identical shows the following night at Socrates Sculpture Park. This Saturday and Sunday and next, at 7pm on Saturday at the field on Gantry Plaza State Park and 5pm on Sunday at Socrates, the Hip-to-Hip Theatre Company will perform Measure For Measure and Henry IV. Check the schedule below for full information and here are my earlier thoughts on this great program.
//FREE Yoga, free movies, so much going on in LIC this week. Alas my two week “residency” at Les Caves du Roy is in mid stride and I’ll be missing Anne Bancroft taming the shrew in ‘The Graduate’ tonight on the oval. The following morning The Yoga Room will be holding a free yoga session by the Oval and will continue to do so every Saturday in August from 10am – 11am.
//READING the local and non-local articles in the last week on the Water’s Edge developer announcement was like watching Continue reading