a small town …in the shadow of a big city

I am going to start my review of this week’s LIC news with a story in the Daily News that mimics the prediction in my post of June 4th regarding rents.  All I can say is “sorry.”  Also in follow up mode is a short article on a rally that took place at the LIC library protesting the mayor’s Queen’s library budget cuts.  Then we get two reviews/recaps on Taste of LIC.  In new news comes a long article with lots of detail on the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial being built on the south tip of Roosevelt Island.  Here’s the net-net: it opens in October and there won’t be snacks.  Then a long profile on the owner of Lounge 47 and her good friend Julie Powell, the writer of Julie and Julia.  In the “what-to-do-with-the-kids-this-weekend” department is a story on the LIC kids bike parade on Saturday at Socrates Sculpture Park.  Finally comes a story about the first LIC baseball player drafted since 1967, and while were on the topic of sports and predictions, how would you like my pick for tomorrow’s Belmont?

Start Your Rant – Rents Are Up In Manhattan – “places like Long Island City are booming right now…don’t expect to see rent relief any time soon”

Rally To Save Library Funds

Taste of LIC featuring Christine Quinn

Hundreds Dine At The Annual Taste Of LIC

Roosevelt Rises, At Last

Fusing Food, Flare, and Comfort - “Min and I became friends at the Murray Park dog run,” said Powell in an interview.

Bike Extravaganza To Roll Into LIC This Weekend

LIC’s Almonte First Baseball Player Drafted From School Since 1967


  1. Bill says:

    As the 685th overall draft pick I don’t think that kid should sign a lease at the new TF Cornerstone building right away.

  2. Editor says:

    The hammocks are back at Gantry Park

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