One would think that Long Island City was the ‘center of the universe’ based on all the coverage it received in The New York Times this past weekend. Of course that’s an honorific LICtalk has repeatedly been bestowing on this town since we began publication, 160 years after the ‘Gray Lady’. Despite the Times incumbency, we were able to wrest the scoop of a book store coming to Court Square from a lengthy piece on the neighborhood it put out a day later. That article detailed the tremendous growth the neighborhood is experiencing, something we’ve been writing about ad nauseam for well over a year. The main difference in the two publications is that we don’t get drop-of-a-hat access to anyone named Elghanayan nor do we get exclusive scoops dropped in our lap – we have to fight for every scrap. Other than that I’d say we’re identical in every way, ex a few Pulitzers.
One recurring date on which we refer to LIC as the ‘center of the universe,’ is the Fourth of July. Continue reading