I really, really, really wanted to write about the menage-a-trois that a 16-year old male in Louisiana had with his 20-something and 30-something female teachers, as all these years later I still find the female teacher/male HS student combo tantalizing and questionably illegal. The fact that there were two female teachers in the same school willing to conspire and collaborate, I’d guesstimate is probably a five-standard deviation occurrence, …maybe ten.
Sadly, I am constrained by my mandate to focus on local news, whether it is real or not, and no matter how mundane. Sometimes though, fate intervenes and I am handed a consolation prize. In this case, The Daily News just published an article declaring a trend towards extended families moving in unison into new buildings, and lucky me the family they profiled chose LIC.
The details are as follows: married couple with young child move into 4610 Center Boulevard. The wife’s mom and dad move in across the hall, and her brother moves in upstairs with his boyfriend. You can read the whole story if you are so inclined, I just think it’s another interesting twist as to the types of people that are filling these towers, especially since it’s the kind of set-up I have been contemplating lately, and to some extent living in. Bringing it all back home, it is also kind of like a menage a trois: a little awkward at first, but very satisfying in the end. I think.
//Moving into the mundane area, this week the Michelin Guide announced its annual roster of NYC restaurants to whom it awarded its coveted stars. Most of the media crowed something like “Outer boroughs reign in…” as four restaurants in Queens were deemed noteworthy, including Casa Enrique and M. Wells in LIC. Personally, I have been indifferent to corporate deigned “Best Restaurants” lists since the Zagat’s Guide went online eons ago, but I have the flexibility to write about menage a trois’, and food writers do not. Nevertheless, as anyone who actually lives in Queens knows, most of the best food out here is under-the-radar. Meh, but what do I know about fine food? If I were judging I’d bestow three stars on Nathan’s.
//SculptureCenter is holding a special event this Sunday to celebrate the opening of its newly renovated and expanded facility and the inaugural exhibition “Puddle, pothole, portal”. The event will offer free family-friendly activities from noon–3pm including exhibition tours, games, face painting, and more. Beverages from Rockaway Brewery Co. and food will also be available. From 3–5pm, a DJ will spin in SculptureCenter’s courtyard. Museum admission fees will be waived all afternoon.
//Finally, we have been asked to announce the first ever LIC Community Carnival. It is occurring this Sunday, October 5, from 11am to 3pm at LIC Landing in Hunters Point Park. It is being sponsored by the New City Church and is open to all. Free games, activities, and prizes for the whole family.
Kin Stay Close with Separate Units in Same Building – “More and more extended families are nabbing multiple units in new-development towers” Welcome to the neighborhood Triana/Schmidt clan, don’t forget to read LICtalk every day
Four Queens Restaurants Awarded Michelin Stars – can we really take seriously a list that omits the Corner Bistro?
Sculpture Center Steps Out Into the Light – after a 14-month, $4.5 million project, the NYT comes a calling
Michal Samama Performs at The Chocolate Factory – performance art comes to LIC, tantalizing: “Ms. Samama, with a whistle in her mouth, removes her clothing and lies on the floor”
$3.2 Million Apartment For Sale in Arris Lofts – it’s gotten to the point where $3 million apartments for sale in LIC don’t make headlines
Environmental Team Back at Site for New 33-story Apartment Building in Court Square – Three residential buildings in a row, on or backing onto Purves Street.