Plaxall has decided to join the other waterfront land holders in order to create a Master Plan for the 28 contiguous acres of Hunters Point North that it encompasses. LICtalk has been advocating for a Master Plan for this large plot since before Amazon was proposed (and then deposed), and we’ve been advocating for a key component of this plan – a Rec Center – for half a decade. There’s no need to hold workshops on this aspect of the plan, the people have already spoken. In fact I would say any plan ultimately put forward is DOA without the inclusion of a Rec Center. I hope the powers-that-be are listening, I’d hate to see another Amazon-type rejection due to community disapproval, real or not.[Read more…] about Plaxall Joins Waterfront Development Group – All Systems Go For Rec Center?
Dorian’s Diner at 10-01 50th Avenue has closed. Located at the heavily trafficked intersection of Vernon Boulevard and 50th Avenue by the Manhattan-bound entrance of the 7-train, the restaurant was dark this evening. According to a note on the door they decided to no longer remain open for a number of unmentioned reasons.[Read more…] about Dorian’s Diner on Vernon Boulevard Has Closed
LAST week I received a letter in the mail that my dentist, Dr. Steven Mantinaos, was rolling his independent practice “Into The White Dental” into ProHealth Dental. Previously he worked out of a small storefront on Vernon Boulevard next to the Societa Sant’ Amato Di Nusco. I had only been a patient of Dr. Mantinaos for less than a year, having spent close to a decade with Dr. Dan (Weinstein) at his previously-independent practice Hunters Point Dental – before it too was rolled into ProHealth.[Read more…] about Dentist Dilemma In Long Island City
Oh sure, instead of the headline above I could have written one about the Long Island City teacher that slept with a student. Of course it was actually a Long Island City High School teacher, making it considerably less relevant to local readership, but no less alluring. I left that to the Post, as in The New York Post, which then screen-grabbed colorful pics of the alleged perp. Other
Posts papers jumped all over the story, why not given the subject matter – you know you want to look – and tacked additional screenshots to their coverage, without mention of The New York Post breaking the story. You’d almost think they went undercover? Nahh, they just regurgitated some official report, which they probably decided to find post the New York Post’s reporting it. Just like they regurgitate many innocuous press releases when the news is slow. Like now. Which is as exciting (and informative) as Thanksgiving leftovers on Sunday.
A reader let us know that Natural Frontier Market, located at the triangle where Jackson Avenue meets 11th St. and 48th Ave, is closing due to a rent increase. According to an employee of the store, it will be open until the end of December. Opened ~10 years ago1 the mini-chain has two other locations in Astoria and Brooklyn which will remain open, but no plans to re-open elsewhere in LIC.[Read more…] about Natural Frontier Market on Jackson Ave Closing
- which makes sense given a standard 10-yr lease [↩]