So much natural beauty to be thankful for

So much natural beauty to be thankful for

WITH the huge bag of Halloween candy still half full and the Christmas lights on Vernon Boulevard having been up for a week, Thanksgiving’s presence can seem a harried affair.  Especially given the abbreviated work-week and expectations of crowded getaways.

Nevertheless, let us take a moment to remember all we have to be thankful for in Long Island City. Short commutes.  World-class parks.  Two brand-new schools.  A soon-to-be-completed library that’s a masterpiece.

Oh, and great neighbors.

//AS is typical when we head into the back half of November, there’s a paucity of local news at this time of year.  A much needed break after the deluge of national news in the past six months, which crescendoed two weeks ago.  As we veer from the news cycle, the party circuit heats up.  Kicking it all off, there’s a free reception tonight at Plaxall’s headquarters for the ‘Long Island City Artists’ Fall Members Art Show.  There will be art, live music, dance, poetry, food, and drinks!  It’s from 6-10pm and open to everyone.  Click below for more details.

LIC Artists Receptiontonite! The exhibit runs through December 22

These Are the Creamiest Most Decadent Mashed Potatoes Everjust when you thought you’d had enough, and they’re right here in LIC

How Big Crown Records in LIC is Recreating the Retro Soul Revival and Morelocated on 45th Avenue just west of Murray Park

New 421-a Tax Break for Developers Could Cost the City Billionsa proposed update to that law could actually cost the city billions of dollars in what advocates describe as a “wasteful giveway.”

Local Bar & Cafe Becomes a Staple of the Court Square Community - cool looking too

Jimmy Van Bramer Threatened With Death for Marching on Trump Tower

Hundreds Take Part in ‘Queens Values’ Protest Across Queensboro Bridge  - against Donald Trump

$4.5 Million Overhaul of LIC Park Ignores Tennis Courtsper parents

City’s New Ferry Service Nears Completiondon’t be counting those chickens before they hatch! Coming summer 2017, the first phase connect Hallets Cove in Astoria, Queens with Roosevelt Island, Long Island City and 34th Street in Manhattan


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