Mighty Quinn’s BBQ Opening Location in Long Island City

Tip-toe thru the…

Everybody’s building ships and boats
Some are building monuments, others are jotting down notes
Everybody’s in despair, every girl and boy
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here, everybody’s gonna jump for joy
Come all without, come all within
you’ll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn
Mighty Quinn’s BBQ is coming to Long Island City!  According to a report in Restaurant News, the fast-casual joint will open their first location in Queens

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Will The Hunters Point Library Open This Summer?

Shrouded in fog

As the lengthy travails of Josh Bowen and Nick Giovanniello demonstrate, there’s nothing more frustrating than being 99% of the way there but needing final sign-off to open your restaurant in Long Island City.  Nothing that is, but trying to open a library in Long Island City.  This month we have heard a pair of contrasting anecdotes Continue reading

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Mothership Meat Company in Long Island City Finally Opens!

The Mothership has landed!

It’s been over three years in the making, but Mothership Meat Company in Long Island City has finally opened!  The new BBQ restaurant from Josh Bowen, the founder of John Brown Smokehouse, has been through hell and back over that period which included Continue reading

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Food Trucks & Pop-Ups Coming to Long Island City

Transport thyself through beer

Yes, I’ve been brokenhearted
Blue since the day we parted
Why, why did I ever let you go?

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Long Island City Real Estate 2019: Lotsa Buzz, Slim Pickings

Location, location, location!

Every year since 2012 I have marveled at the growth of the LIC Partnership’s Annual Real Estate Breakfast   This year was no exception, as the newest location (as of last year), the Ravel Hotel, could barely contain all the attendees, as opposed to being almost full last year.  Nevertheless I couldn’t help but analogize the burgeoning interest in Long Island City Real Estate to other buzzy locales.  Are we at the Bushwick or Williamsburg phase of development?  Or has LIC jumped the shark?  Or maybe I’m being too critical, as seven years covering the local beat counts as “experienced” in LIC whereas one would just be finishing up an apprenticeship in Manhattan.  Or I’m just jaded.

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Nude Sunrise Yoga Class Offered in Gantry Park This Summer

All nude come June, just like Show Palace

There will be a nude sunrise yoga class offered on the northern pier of Gantry Plaza State Park this summer.  The class will begin on Thursday, June 13 and occur every Thursday until August 8.  The start time for the initial class will be 5:24am and change slightly from week to week based on the sunrise.  The instructor is Holly Beartush from the Yoga & Yogurt Studio in Bushwick and it is open to all, no advance registration necessary.

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Spring Has Sprung 2019

What, where’s the sprung in that?

Opening Day at Shea – a shutout no less, the ice cream man on Center Boulevard playing his ding-a-ling, flowers blooming, that does it for me Continue reading

Construction Has Begun on Parcel C in Hunters Point South

Piledriving’s back on the ‘Point

Don’t need no release, when a reporter’s on da beat.  Last week a reader sent us a pic (above) revealing that construction has finally begun on Parcel C of Hunters Point South.  Today we received a press release announcing an official groundbreaking for the site scheduled for next week.  Anyway after years in the making what’s a few days/weeks discrepancy?   This project was first announced in 2013 when the development was awarded to TF Cornerstone (surprise!), only to be mysteriously delayed until word leaked in mid-2017 that there were logistical problems due to the trains and power lines running below.  Several months later a redesign was announced splitting what had heretofore been a concrete and glass monolith along Center Boulevard into two towers of 55 and 44 stories and maybe a Shake Shack in between, all slated to Continue reading

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Citi Building in Court Square About to Hook Big Tenant?

Robert Spencer Memorial on 50th Ave

THE Citi Building in Court Square may have lost one big fish with Amazon, but is on the verge of hooking another Continue reading

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Sad Memorial in Long Island City Hopefully Brings Solutions

A sad memorial was held Saturday afternoon on Borden Avenue at the location where 53-year old bicyclist Robert Spencer was killed Thursday morning.  According to the Queens Daily Eagle, many of his family members and friends were in attendance, as were a few local pols and bicycle advocates.  While the article below hints at some finger-pointing in terms of responsibility, Continue reading

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