There is not a lot of LIC news today, and what did make the cut is not very meaningful. Most importantly, none of it is sordid. Therefore I will use this sparse and chaste day to entertain and enlighten you, and possibly make you a little jealous, with a tale of LIC’s past. Courtesy of the LICtalk wayback machine, we take you to the very beginning of the 21st century, when the Long Island City waterfront was just a one hit …err building wonder and a man named Clinton was in the White House. When I say “jealous”, remember when reading the prices in the first article, dated February 27th of 2000, that the dot-com bubble was almost at it’s pinnacle as the Nasdaq Index would hit its all time high three weeks later. In tandem with that cresting, NYC real estate prices had skyrocketed over the previous five years, and also were in a speculative frenzy as everyone’s net-worth, on paper anyway, had exploded, and thus people were feeling very flush. Furthermore, every banker and trader on Wall Street had just pocketed seven figure bonuses, solely for being alive(oh the good times)! One location absolutely no one was looking to place that lucre, was in gritty and unfashionable Long Island City. Thus I have the set the stage, fasten your seat belts cause here we go, to the land of $210M two bedrooms —->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
If You’re Thinking of Living in Long Island City, Queens circa 2000 – hmm, I’m not so sure the “next bohemia” thing worked out as planned, but the rest of the article was quite prescient
Year Of The Takeout – today featuring a dish from Vernon Boulevards ‘New City Kitchen Express’
Answers To Questions About New York – LIC signs
Hotels Pop Up In Brooklyn, Can Queens Be Far Behind? – tres Queens?