SO, a prospective proposal from the group of developers putting together the Anable Basin LIC Waterfront Master Plan was leaked yesterday in an article in the local news sight Patch. The main rendering accompanying the story shows a whole slew of densely-packed massive towers including one that could potentially be 76-stories high.[Read more…] about Long Island City Waterfront Master Plan Proposal Leaked
American Brass has opened in Long Island City. Located on the corner of Center Boulevard and 49th Avenue, it occupies the space previously filled by Riverview Restaurant for over a decade. Now a new era has officially begun, as the operators behind nearby Maiella have done a gut renovation to both the physical and gustatory aspects of the establishment.[Read more…] about ‘American Brass’ Restaurant Has Opened In Long Island City
Last month LICtalk published our annual Long Island City Restaurant Round-Up. Today we are going to feature a derivative of that concept and add a twist by asking you our readers to participate.[Read more…] about The Best Menu Items in Long Island City
THE Crabhouse in Long Island City will once again moult, no make that undergo a complete transformation, and become a Mandarin immersion school called Kuei Luck Early Childhood Center.[Read more…] about The Crabhouse in LIC To Become Mandarin Early Childhood Center
Does LICtalk have a ‘cover curse?’ Last year we bemoaned the difficulty many local restaurants have getting open, honing in on the travails of Mothership Meat Company and using a picture of the nearly completed R40 Argentinian restaurant as our cover photo. Fast forward a year and the latter has yet to open for business and no one answers the phone…
Nevertheless 2020 looks to bring a bounty of new restaurants to Long Island City, but before we dig in here’s a select role call of those who passed in the last decade for you nostalgia buffs: Lounge 47, Mario’s Deli, OpenDoor, The Riverview, Ihawan (yeah, LIC once had Filipino!), and The Crab House – v1., v2., a little latino and a head fake. Plus a special decadal award to the Most Resilient: The Shannon Pot, having existed at three different locations in the last
ten six years. Then finally a look to the unborn of the new decade, most notably the future tenants of Dorian’s and that hole in the ground across the street from it?!? Oh to have 2020 vision.