ANOTHER high profile storefront in Long Island City will be shutting its doors come the end of March. Something Sweet located at 49-10 Vernon Boulevard in Hunters Point opened five years ago during the summer of Sweet-16 (my how time flies). In addition to standard ice cream fare, they offered unusual flavors such as black sesame, green tea, and taro, as well as Thai ice cream rolls and bubble tea.[Read more…] about ‘Something Sweet’ Ice Cream On Vernon Boulevard Closing
AFTER a bit of a delay we are happy to report that the restaurant Noodle Craft has finally opened in Long Island City. Located at 10-39 47th Rd in Hunters Point, it was originally scheduled to open this past October but …well the restaurant biz. Anyway they’re doing both eat-in and delivery, and by the looks of the menu above I’m ready to place my order now. Or maybe I should go noodling before, which is a pastime that takes place predominantly in the states south and east of Kansas. And do you know what the pastime in Kansas is? Making fun of people from Arkansas. Which to us Houyhnhnm’s in the north east is a bit reminiscent of The Sneetches. Oh yeah, noodles, stay focused, bon appetit![Read more…] about Noodle Craft Has Opened In Long Island City
A lot of tidbits but not a lot of meat for you today – that was earlier in the week. The 5Pointz affordable housing lottery for 337 apartments is now open. Yeah you could snag a brand new 3-bdrm in a luxury tower with lots of amenities like an indoor pool and basketball court for $3,200 a month, but given the reduction in local market rate pricing I’m not sure it’s much of a discount, even if it is stabilized going forward. And the surrounding neighborhood is only so-so due to the lack of nearby parks. My advice to eligible applicants would be to hold out for TF Cornerstone’s newest tower on Center Boulevard. It should be announced any
day month now and the location right on the park as well as within un-trafficked walking distance of multiple schools is as prime as it comes.
I am increasingly in favor of a wealth tax on the ultra-affluent citizens of the U.S. I am totally against a newly proposed wealth tax imposed solely on billionaire’s residing in New York State. It is a horrible idea.[Read more…] about From One Queens Wonk To Another: Rethink Your NYS Billionaires Tax
SEBASTIAN Morel-Ferreira, a well-known fitness coach in Long Island City, passed away on Thursday at the age of 39 from the effects of a sudden heart attack suffered last week. Sebastian was a ubiquitous presence along the waterfront whose enthusiasm attracted a large following to his outdoor classes. Those classes swelled in size during the pandemic, and by all appearances he was the maestro of the Oval. His success reached the point that everyone in LIC knew, or knew of, Sebastian the fitness guru.[Read more…] about LIC Super Trainer Sebastian Morel-Ferreira Suddenly Passes Away