Have you heard that for a limited time only you get a free alarm clock for every one-year lease you sign on Center Boulevard? Unfortunately it only works at 7am, five days a week, and there is no snooze button. The good thing is you can’t miss it. It doesn’t really bother me because by that time I’ve usually been up for several hours trading synthetic euro dollar swaps, but the supermodel lying next to me doesn’t have to be on set until 9:45, so she may have a different opinion. Oh well, it’s the sound of progress and nothing emphasizes that more than the first story, a huge feature in The Daily News’ Sunday real estate section about LIC. If you think I am profuse in my praise for LIC and my denigration towards other parts of NYC, the author of this story makes me look like a piker. After all that gushing, we learn in the second article that nothing is available for sale in the area and thus prices are going up. Finally closing out this week’s real estate trilogy, we get a press release from TF Cornerstone combining a tally and recap of Taste of LIC with a tout for the neighborhood. Next up comes the news that:
Tribeca Pediatrics Is Now Open Five Days a Week.
Gee, I didn’t even know it had opened at all, maybe I’ve been spending too much time at the LIC Bar. Moving on to the “Business” section, we have a local politician putting forth in an editorial/testimonial, a scarily good argument that Queens has the potential to become another Silicon Alley. It does an excellent job encapsulating all the new cutting-edge and not-so-cutting edge business momentum that I have been highlighting the last few months. Typifying that is an article on a new LIC-based company called “Aereo”, that has just launched a tv-streaming service that is getting alot of brush back from the major networks. Finally, bridging the gap between business and the arts, comes a New York Times story about another successful LIC business called Artists Wanted.
Wow, that’s alot of LIC news manufactured over such a beautiful weekend. I think that booming alarm I heard this morning was a wake-up call for me to spread all this news to all of you in LIC. Ohhh, they did it for you Long Island City, for you, sorry for the inconvenience.
Hunters Point Suffering From a Lack of Doctors – but we do have our own psychiatrist!
The Next Start-Up Destination: Queens – “we can render Queens the new tech capital of the world,” and the councilman should know thanks to a junket to Israel’s tech hubs
Aereo Is Sending Cable A Message – who needs 813 channels of $hit on tv?