Even I would be stretched to make up the big LIC news today. The headline says it all, and there’s a whole lot more.
Before we dive right into it, a few other interesting notes. Tonight is the public hearing on the proposed 5Pointz development, 7pm at MoMA PS1. Tomorrow night Food Cellar is holding another Vendor Party from 7-10pm. This is basically an occasion where Food Cellar’s vendors give out samples of their food and beer. Kinda like Smorgasburg, sans hipsters and it’s free, kinda.
Finally, a little environmental tip: Do not put plastic bags into recycling bins for general plastic. Plastic bags are the bane of recycling programs. When carelessly placed into recycling bins for general plastic — which they often are — the bags jam and damage expensive sorting machines, which cost huge amounts to repair. Who says LICtalk is just a heartless, vapid, profit-focused media conglomerate? Who?
Charter School Plans For LIC Fought By Education Leaders – there was a local meeting last night for charter school Success Academy, which might try to bring its act to LIC in the next year or two.
New Rockrose Building to Be Tallest Residential Building in Queens – the Citigroup tower will soon have a girlfriend, well it’ll have to hold out for 3 years(ouch), but it’ll forever change the LIC skyline
Van Bramer Helps Bust Local Businessman – The Cliffs LIC’s owner implicated in bribery charge. Hmm, kinda seems a little grey to me, kinda.
Newest TF Cornerstone Tower Ready to Rip With New Amenities Galore – what comes after trilogy? Well anyway, the third of TF Cornerstone’s four Center Boulevard buildings is now filling up. As for amenities, in 2013 I kinda feel it should include the word “aromatherapy”, kinda. Oh and “green” too, yeah, that word also makes me kinda touchy-feely and wanna buy(or rent) things, kinda. Not to mention it garners great tax breaks, and I’m not talking “kinda.”
Gastropub To Move Into Lounge 47 – on Vernon Boulevard. Wow, we may have to rename Vernon “PubCrawl” Boulevard.
Artists Howl As Developer Moves to Tear Down 5Pointz – a rehash of numerous other stories about 5ptz recently. If you really wanna be in the know, go to the meeting tonite.
Mets Players Move Into LIC Luxury Buildings – a little late on this story guys
Long Island City Open Studio Weekend – a recap of the LIC Arts Open and profiles of numerous local artists who work/live there