EPHARISTO, epharisto, epharisto, Vernon Grille in Hunters Point will open on October 11 according to its owner. A look Continue reading
The build-out of Vernon Boulevard continues as an Argentinian restaurant called ‘R40′ is coming into the old Cassino space at #47-16 next to The Corner Bistro. Needless to say I don’t expect this to be a spot for vegetarians or even pescaterians as Argentinian food is heavily skewed to grilled meats. In fact even porkatarians might be disappointed as beef is the overwhelming staple of the people of the Pampas.
As for the name of the restaurant, Continue reading
EVERY morning I awake at the crack of noon to the worry of whether I will find something truly newsworthy to share with the well read citizens of LIC. Frequently, like many renowned writers, I am forced to conjure something out of an idea: Melville had his whale, Hemingway a marlin, and Benchley a shark. For The Editor it is a butterfly.
Because today the news gods are smiling on me, as I am happy to announce that E&I Deli on Vernon Boulevard has cast off its chrysalis and metamorphosed 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
HUNTERS Point Dental will be moving to new and bigger offices at the base of One Vernon Jackson. This prime new location, on Vernon Boulevard just south of Cafe Henri, has been vacant since the building’s construction in 2010. Moreover, HP Dental’s previous home three storefronts north of Dorian’s Diner (49-13 Vernon Boulevard), will now be open to a new tenant for the first time in 32 years! Continue reading
Snowday! Is over – back to school/work. ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ at the Museum of Moving Image is shut down due to violence. L’Inizio Pizzeria on Vernon Boulevard is denied a license for back yard drinking according to the LIC Post. The first two I don’t have anything to add, the latter is really disappointing. According to the Post, the license was turned down because the owner, Tom Blaze, is accused by a Continue reading
WE have received a tip from a reader that a Greek restaurant is coming into the San Remo Pizza location on Vernon Boulevard. The source said she popped into the space out of curiosity because the door was opened during construction, and happened into the owner, a “lovely Greek man,” who shared this information. Continue reading
THIS news is about two months old for any parent who signed up for a class, as for the rest of us it’s brand new: the Jessica Lang Dance Center that was supposed to open in LIC earlier this year, has been scrapped for it’s original location. Per a note sent to parents on November 4:
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have withdrawn our plans to locate at 5-39 46 th Avenue. We remain committed to our mission of opening the Jessica Lang Dance Center in Long Island City and hope to announce plans for an alternative site in the future”
Looks like all the hopeful ballerina’s, fly-girls, and other hoofers will have to find a new avocation …or location in 2017.
//CORRECTION and Update – we received a number of inbound missives 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