According to a Facebook from Jessica Little McCormick who seems to be the owner, a new restaurant called Bellwether is coming to Long Island City. Jessica mentions that she and her husband have lived in LIC since 2009, have a 1.5 year old daughter and a son in the oven (I had to). They have teamed up with [Read more…] about BELLWETHER RESTAURANT COMING TO LONG ISLAND CITY
From the day we arrive on the planet
And, blinking, step into the sun
There’s more to see than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done
There’s far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high
Through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round
THE stories of the week are the stories of life. Yes I am making that profound statement, despite its only having a filigree of connection at best. Though aren’t egg hunts, food festivals posing as flea markets, and real estate a suitable analogy for the basic necessities of LIC in 2017?
Anyway, for those not leaving town, the LIC Flea begins this Saturday. You know the deal, what began several years ago as a market of goods, is now predominantly gourmet food stalls and craft beer. Nothing wrong with that! Moreover as the beer swilling continues it helps to grease the wheels of an egg hunt of sorts for adults. Capisce?
//I don’t know what’s more highly anticipated, the Annual Trinity Grace Church Queens Easter Egg Hunt in Gantry Park, or the registration for it? Either way, [Read more…] about EGGS AND FLEAS AND RENTALS AND FLEES
Snowday! Is over – back to school/work. ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ at the Museum of Moving Image is shut down due to violence. L’Inizio Pizzeria on Vernon Boulevard is denied a license for back yard drinking according to the LIC Post. The first two I don’t have anything to add, the latter is really disappointing. According to the Post, the license was turned down because the owner, Tom Blaze, is accused by a [Read more…] about SNOWDAY, SHIA LABOEUF SHUT DOWN, L’INIZIO TURNED DOWN
OH my, even with no snow there’s been a flurry of local news that’s come to pass in the last week. To start, as always, is more residential real estate development. There are five short articles on local slightly-off-the-radar projects – which basically means they’re under 30-stories:
While the total # of units of these five projects are fewer than say a single Rockrose tower, and while most of these projects are already accounted for in previous tallies of all the residences being added in LIC, these “infill” developments will hasten the lowering of rents in the neighborhood. This is not solely because of the additional supply, which we’ve noted is not much in aggregate, but because of the diversity of offerings and the competitive market they’ll create – versus say the three-player oligopoly on Center Boulevard. But who am I, the owner of a lean-to, to question the rationale of those with the ability to borrow 7-9 figure sums of OPM with zero recourse?
//UNLIKE the majority of Americans, or at least an electoral majority of them, I’m not a big fan of Mac & Cheese. Despite attempts by many a renowned chef to doctor it up and pass it off as haute cuisine in the 21st century, my continental upbringing (aka semester abroad) inculcated me with DNA that has an aversion to pasta not served al dente, and dairy products whose [Read more…] about JANUARY ROOSTERS AND FEBRUARY DELIVERS
THE words in the headline above were recently uttered (or is it proclaimed?) by a very wise man, transcribed by an illustrious writer, and published in a highly esteemed journal. Who am I to doubt that it’s not so?
//NOTHING is more boring than a story about something that might happen 2+ years from now, even if it’s highly probable. [Read more…] about LONG ISLAND CITY IS THE NAPA VALLEY OF CRAFT BEER