The 2nd Annual LIC Hoops Kids Basketball Tournament sponsored by Gantry Plaza State Park will be held on Sunday, June 3 at the outdoor courts on 48th Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and Fifth Street. There is no cost to participate and it is open to all kids, that means boys and girls! from 1st grade up to and including age 17, but there is limited availability.
The tentative schedule is:
9am - Boys Grades 1 & 2 on the small court; Boys Grades 3 & 4 on the big court
10am – Girls Grades 1 & 2 on the small court; Girls Grades 3 & 4 & 5 on the big court
11am - Middle School & High School games
//WHAT’S Behind the Door: There are so many interesting businesses occupying the innocuous-looking industrial buildings in Long Island City. We have highlighted many of these enterprises over the years. Some are fascinating in their old-fashioned utilitarian mundacity – they have to be located somewhere, right? While others ply niches newly created. Today we share a pair of articles in the former category – a commercial sushi maker for Whole Foods etc. and a leather rejuvenator – and add a link to a map to their exact location, which also allows one to also see the actual building housing them.
Secret Behind Louboutins: This Family Business Protects the Red Soles – aka The Leather Spa in Long Island City
Leather Spa Location in LIC – 22-19 41st Ave
Where Target Gets Its Surprisingly Good Sushi – in LIC of course (in NYC anyway)
Genji USA Location – 48-55 36th St. LIC = 4 blks east of City Ice Pavilion
New Rental Building Brings 94 Apartments to Dutch Kills – that would be 94 MORE apartments
Public Hearing For Controversial 2-Tower Air-Rights Swap Project – 49-story & 25-story for a total of 481 additional units built out of thin air, oh my!
Pedestrian Bridge Between LIC & Greenpoint Needs Your Help – more renderings