HUNTERS POINT LIBRARY TOPS OUT AND GETS LOVE FROM NYT

All the world's indeed a stage, as they look into our gilded cage

All the world’s indeed a stage, as they look into our gilded cage

Isn’t she lovely
Isn’t she wonderful
Isn’t she precious
Less than one minute old

Well Stevie, it’s going to take another year, but the Hunters Point Library has topped out and it looks nothing short of fantastic!  No less an authority than The New York Times states that “…no one will overlook it” in a just-published in-depth article about the library.

The article delves into the long-ago origin of the building, familiar to many older residents of LIC, and shares the latest with a walk-through the author took earlier this week.  Read it and be up-to-date on what Dennis Walcott accurately describes as “the pride of the borough of Queens.”  Now that it’s almost arrived, there is no doubt that it’s existence will be truly monumental for Long Island City.

//Eckstein Development is offering two months of free rent at newly completed 26-14 Jackson Ave and 44-72 11th Street according to an article in 6sqft.com about the increase in rent concessions citywide.  LIC Glut?  Despite this, rents are still high in LIC, and if one wants to find more reasonable ones, they should follow the advice of Daniel Wechsler in an article below and “Follow the (7) trains” by going further out on the 7-line.  This makes even more sense if one is looking to buy.

//Free Shakespeare – first there was free music, then free yoga, and now we get free Shakespeare, as performed by the Hip to Hip Theatre Company.  We raved about this troupe and its performances in Gantry Park two years ago.  This year they will perform As You Like It on Saturday, August 6 and Julius Caesar on Saturday, August 13.  Both shows start at 7:30pm, with a 6:30pm start time for the kids intro.

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.”

A New Queens Building That Can’t Be Overlooked: A LibraryJimmy Van Bramer & Crew made it happen

NYC’s Rental Concessions Are on the Risesee where landlords are offering deals

Follow the TrainsThe Queens-bound 7 lines’ transformative effect on the borough by Daniel Wechsler

Shakespeare Cometh to Queens Parksthey will also be playing Socrates Sculpture Park on Aug. 7 & 14

Hip to Hip Theatre Companymore on the productions

Hulu to Screen Classic Seinfeld Episodes on LIC Waterfrontthe bard of the 90′s

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