Category Archives: Booze

BIEROCRACY COMING TO LONG ISLAND CITY IN DECEMBER

To the dawn of a new place to hoist them in LIC, and the culinary mecca marches on.  Na Zdravi!new beginning of he dawn of a new place to hoist them in LIC

To the dawn of a new place to hoist them in LIC, and the culinary mecca marches on. Na Zdravi!

The good news keeps pouring in for LIC.  The name of the beer hall coming to Jackson Avenue and 47th Road will be Bierocracy and is expected to open in December.  It will be the first Continue reading

WEEKEND GORGING IN LIC

He's coming to network, ...and drink on the East River

He’s coming to network, …and drink on the East River

Not much local news to speak about, unless you like food.  Oh you do?  And drink too, in copious amounts?  Well then, here’s a few things that may be of interest. Continue reading

ROCKAWAY BREWING COMPANY EXPANDS IN LONG ISLAND CITY

Bigger brewhouse, more fermenters, lotsa good beer

Bigger brewhouse, more fermenters, lotsa good beer

Rockaway Brewing Company has expanded its operations in LIC.  They have added a 5-barrel brewhouse to their existing 2-barrel one, which in tandem with a whole slew of new fermenters, will lead to a big increase to their current volume.  Of equal importance, they now have a lot more space than their previously cramped environs, having pushed through the wall to the adjacent building.  Their plan is to Continue reading

CAN WE ALL GET ALONG …IN HUNTERS POINT?

There is unrest in the forest There is trouble with the trees For the maples want more sunlight And the oaks ignore their pleas

No Taxation Without Representation!

There is unrest in the forest
There is trouble with the trees
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas

Last week, the LICpost wrote two solid articles about the inability of local restaurant owners to access their backyards. Basically, there has been one long time member of Community Board 2, who due to his not wanting outdoor seating adjacent to his own back windows, has used his position on the board to block any restaurants in Hunters Point from doing so.  This is a long term battle he has waged, and you can read about the start of it back in 2003 right here.

Fast forward to 2014, and were I, The Editor, to have the power to dispense with some personal and local annoyances simply by decree, I cannot say that I wouldn’t.  Unfortunately, I’m just a lowly copy boy with a local blog.  So here is the problem as I see it: Continue reading

TRANSMITTER BREWING: OPEN FOR BUSINESS DOWN ON BORDEN AVENUE

Anthony Accardi and Rob Kohl of Transmitter Brewery

Anthony Accardi and Rob Kohl of Transmitter Brewing

“Our audience is like people who like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice really like licorice.” – Jerry Garcia

The weekend is here, it’s time to talk beer.  Long Island City is at the forefront of the craft brewing wave.  In addition to Rockaway and Big Alice breweries, a third one has just opened off Borden Avenue, right beneath the Pulaski Bridge. Continue reading

A LONG EASTER WEEKEND IN LIC

All done now and ready for leasing

All done now and ready for leasing

Good Friday: before I retired it was the only day that the stock markets were closed and the bond markets were open.  Nowadays everyone gets it off, so how does one use the time if they’re staying in town? Continue reading

QUEENS BEER WEEK AND LIC EASTER EGG HUNT NEXT WEEK

No library, but lots of eggs

No library, but lots of eggs

We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout,
We’ve been talkin’ ’bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out.
I’m goin’ to Jackson, I’m gonna mess around,
Yeah, I’m goin’ to Jackson,
Look out Jackson town.

How’s that for a twisted pairing?  Eggs for the kids, beer for the ‘rents, sounds good to me.  We’ve documented the explosion of the Queens beer scene over the last 24 months, but who knew there was a burgeoning Easter Egg Hunt frenzy in LIC? Continue reading

SHOW PALACE UNDER ATTACK

Sometimes you gotta fight for your right to party

All nude, all the time …just like 1010WINS

Who knew that in addition to everything else we have in Long Island City, there is a defender of freedom?  Ok, that title may be a bit of a stretch, but this weekend in The New York Times there was an article about strip clubs in New York, Continue reading

NEW FRENCH BAKERY, CANNELLE PATISSERIE, COMING TO HUNTERS POINT IN SPRING

Who needs Paris?

Who needs Paris?

When it rains it pours.  Or as they say in France “quand il pleut, il verse.”1  Today we bring you word of a new french bakery scheduled to open in Hunters Point in the late spring.  It will be the first expansion for Cannelle Patisserie, and will be located on Continue reading

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VILLAGE VOICE DISSES LIC WATERFRONT

Misinterpreting the waterfront?

Misinterpreting the waterfront?

Well now, 2014 gets off to a contentious start as Tom Cowell from the Village Voice weighs in with his view of the gentrification occurring in our neighborhood:

“What pops into your mind when you hear “Long Island City”? Maybe you picture less of a neighborhood, more of a character-free yuppie warehouse, where overpaid dullards stack themselves in gleaming condos, sucking the life force from yet another community’s jugular. But you’d be wrong. That nonsense is largely confined to the waterfront, which you can easily avoid.” Continue reading

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