The park on 48th Avenue containing basketball and handball courts closed this week for a major renovation, which should take most of the summer. Located between Vernon Boulevard and 5th Street, the new design is under wraps, but we know it will include a revamp of the long-shuttered tots playground, now littered with weeds and a macrame project.
After that there isn’t much news of substance, so we hearken back to some olde tymey stuff. First, a cool video about the original removal of the Pepsi Sign (circa 2004 – which is practically vintage in LIC years), provided by long time LIC resident Patrick Carr (fka Carrajat), and a just written New Yorker profile about said video provider, and the sad closing of his museum. How convenient!
Historic Pepsi Sign Along LIC Waterfront is Saved – relive the moment
Love of the Elevator – “Carr is seventy-two, stocky and cantankerous”
Astoria Residents Meet de Blasio’s “Foolish” $2.5 Billion Streetcar – their quotation marks, not mine
Everything We Know About the New Citywide Ferry Service Launching in 2017 – and launching in LIC in 2018
Two-Story Building on 11th St. to be Demolished for 7-story Condo – 42 relatively bland sounding units
Site Cleared at Jackson West, No Action Yet at Jackson East – 30 and 40 stories
if when complete