TWO months ago I stepped out of my office in midtown shortly before noon to find a long line snaking along the sidewalk at the head of which was a bright red food truck. I asked the last person in line what’s so exciting about this food truck and the only thing I remember of her response was that it would all be sold out in an hour. I then ditched my salad inkling and became the last person in line. When my turn came I opted for the namesake and ordered the 8-piece regular pan-fried dumplings and took them into Bryant Park. Best meal I ate all month, just wish I’d had a cold one to wash it down with.[Read more…] about Yumpling to Open on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City
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POLITICS – for quite some time the lights on the Empire State Building have gone dark to honor the victims in various mass shootings. Whether it be Pittsburgh or Parkland, Orlando or Vegas, San Bernardino or Charleston, the frequency of the shootings in recent years has programmed me to automatically make the link between seeing the darkened tower and whatever city the tragedy occurs. Monday night was the exception, when the owners decided to “rebroadcast” their “Gun Violence Awareness Day” orange lighting from just this past June, in sympathy with El Paso and Dayton. Hopefully it’s not the only exception made in regards to this issue.[Read more…] about Let’s Get Political Long Island City
Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, London, LA, Long Island City – an incongruous lot to say the least, what do they all have in common? As of today they all have a ‘Four Winters Ice Cream’ location. Paris, Tokyo, Manhattan, and ahem Brooklyn do not. The newest branch opened at 47-38 Vernon Boulevard today and by 5pm had to close for a 30-minute regrouping due to the crowds according to a manager on location.
According to a recent article in Eater Los Angeles:
The company made its name by making custom order ice cream from -196 degree liquid nitrogen, where fresh ingredients are flash frozen into a liquid base. The flavors plans are simple: Four Winters uses the seasons of the year for inspiration.
Now all I need to do is decide between Knafeh and Brown Sugar Speculoos.[Read more…] about More Live Music and More Ice Cream For Long Island City This Summer
EARLY last week came news that Amazon was looking to lease a one million square foot space in Brooklyn for a logistics center/warehouse. Then on Thursday the WSJ reported that Amazon was also kicking the tires at the former Lord & Taylor flagship store on Fifth Avenue for NYC office workers. Finally this Monday came news that they were also considering a newly cleared lot in Maspeth for the logistics center. What these potentially different-use buildings have in common is they are all not going to be in LIC.[Read more…] about Amazon Coming to Everywhere in NYC but LIC