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
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
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
“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
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
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
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