IN what has to be the best story of the slow summer, a man fishing from the shore of the East River right near Costco on Vernon Boulevard hooked a giant sea turtle. I mean really big! Then, following a volley of incredulous f-bombs, he and his buds clip the hook and heart-warmingly release the turtle back into the river. I kid you not, it was all caught on video – just like everything these days.
//IN less consequential news, the new ferry servicing Hunters Point North begins next week and the schedule has been released.
//OH, and a new language immersion school called LinguaLab will be opening in LIC this Fall at 11-11 44th Rd. No, not the kind you can send your kid to five days a week from 9-3 and have it paid for by NYC. Instead it looks to have been formed by two local moms for after-school and toddlers.
Astonished Queens Fisherman Catch Sea Turtle in East River – unedited version
Massive Sea Turtle Surfaces in East River – PIX11′s sanitized version along with some dubious claim tying it to the eclipse
Astoria Ferry Schedule Announced Ahead of Next Week’s Launch - LIC & Roosevelt Island too
LinguaLab – je hablo Russkie
Why Settle For a Brew When There’s a Whole Brewery - in which it is revealed that Fifth Hammer Brewery in LIC will open next month and occasionally have musical jams
Warm-up August 26 Musical Line-Up – Show Me The Body & Planet Mu among numerous others
Sculpture Park in Queens Announces New Socrates Annual Artists – begins Oct. 1