Not much happening in LIC these days, unless you’re a construction worker. Thus residents have time to attend local Continue reading
Various news outlets are reporting that there is a massive drug raid going on this morning at a tower on Center Boulevard. Federal agents, some wearing hazmat suits, Continue reading
WONKA – one word brings back pre-cable memories of multiple viewings. Why? Well in addition to the namesake, most of the tertiary characters are legendary (and metaphorical): Veruca Salt, Augustus Gloop, Slugworth, Oompa-Loompa’s. So when asked earlier in the week by a single friend about getting out and seeing live music, I responded that sadly my summer entertainment highlight would be watching Willy Wonka at my local park. Continue reading
This Saturday and Sunday from 9am until noon the 1st Annual LIC Hoops Basketball Tournament for kids and adults will take place at the Gantry Plaza State Park courts on 48th Avenue. The adults bracket on Saturday is completely sold out, but there are slots left for the kids tournament on Sunday. It is free and open to boys and girls, but parents must pre-register their children and submit signed waivers.
Now, while the odds that your child will ever make it to the NBA Finals are beyond minuscule, there’s a 50/50 chance that Continue reading
Ship of fools on a cruel sea, ship of fools sail away from me.
It was later than I thought when I first believed you,
Now I cannot share your laughter, ship of fools
FIFTY years ago we had the ‘Summer of Love.’ I missed it. Yesterday began the ‘Summer of Hell’ for those suburbanites east and west of Manhattan, and though I once again will not be a participant, as an LIC resident I’ll be a passive bystander in the thick of it all. That’s because Continue reading
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players
WHILE the majority of readers are in Martha’s Tucket, Northampton, and the Jawsy Shore, those who have stuck around have experienced the unusual dichotomy of the calm before the storm and other non-everyday happenings. Take J.Lo for example – as nice as summer getaways are, watching her do her thing in front of the midtown skyline on a beautiful night is also a treat. Unless of course you’re one of the handful of people in Continue reading
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness – Oscar Wilde
ALL of LIC is eagerly awaiting the arrival of J.Lo tonight. Not only does it re-confirm our town as the center of the universe, but it’s also the start of the biggest weekend of the year here – not to mention the weekend in general. In that manner, might “J.Lo” be a metaphor for life?
While Jennifer Lopez is a huge star and a consummate professional, that can’t necessarily be said for a select few in the Continue reading
“Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do?” Homer S.
Black Star Bakery of Williamsburg will be opening a second location in the former space occupied by ‘Beans, Grapes, & Leaves’ on 50th Avenue between 5th and 2nd Streets (near Urban Market). A quick call to the current location elicited Continue reading
Thank goodness for retail store turnover, otherwise there would be zero local news of significance1. Anyway, Masso Restaurant which has occupied a prime corner location on Vernon Blvd and 47th Rd. since 2005, seemed to have closed when I passed it recently.
After some considerable sleuthing I discovered that the restaurant is also Continue reading
Commerce never sleeps, and despite it being the holiday season there is no respite from change along Vernon Boulevard. Four addresses along the heavily trafficked southern portion have seen new activity during the latter half of December.
First of all, the Butcher Deli installed a new facade, indicating that the Continue reading