Well, I was stranded in the jungle trying to take in all the heat they was giving
The night is dark but the sidewalk’s bright and lined with the light of the living
From a tenement window a transistor blasts
Turn around the corner, things got real quiet real fast
IN speaking with members of Plaxall regarding the closing of their plastics business and what should go into the vacated space, a suggestion was put forth.
That suggestion, was in response to the lack of connect-ability between residents living in Court Square and the waterfront. In many ways they are two distinct parts of Long Island City. Very distinct.
One of the main reasons for this is the lack of continuity between the neighborhoods. Unlike Manhattan, where the East 60’s blend into the East 70’s, East 80’s and there is an imperceptible line between the East Village and the West Village; Court Square and Hunters Point are separated by a no-man’s land of light industry, warehouses, and sparse low-density residential units. All of which makes the traverse between the two less attractive streetwise.
And so the suggestion, conceived of by Jordan Hare, the Director of Planning at Plaxall, is to rename the LIC portion of 46th Avenue to something non-numerical in order to distinguish it from the Queens grid and be viewed as a conduit to and from the waterfront.
Why 46th Avenue? It already has the street-scene of Fifth Hammer Brewery breaking the quietude of the sleepy blocks between Vernon Boulevard and 11th Street, and to a lesser extent The Gutter Bar doing like-wise. Then at Vernon and 46th Avenue and reaching westward is the LIC Bar and its backyard, which continues the buzz with its patrons and occasional live music. Finally, were a retail establishment such as a ping pong palace/pool hall be established in the old Plaxall plastics space it would complete the scene and act as a magnet for flow along 46th Avenue. Now all we need to do is come up with a new name for the street, “LICtalk Walk” just rolls off the tongue, don’t it?
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