On occasion I will take the liberty to write about a topic not exactly LIC-centric, and in this case it only has a tenuous link to Queens overall. Yet this topic entails a quantitative analysis that would give a leg up to any second year investment banking associate looking to make Managing Director before age 30, and also a subject that is near and dear to many in NYC: bagels.[Read more…] about Queens Store #1 In NYC Bagel Survey
THE fat lady has sung: Belle Via, the beloved Long Island City coal fired pizza restaurant on the corner of Vernon Boulevard and 48th Avenue has closed for good. There is a “For Rent” sign on the front and all the outdoor sheds have been removed.[Read more…] about Bella Via In Long Island City Has Permanently Closed
‘OH my, is it Ash Wednesday already?’ I thought upon seeing the black smudge on the forehead of a woman in the subway car after quickly swiveling my neck to avert my eyes from the homeless man with a pint of something clear in one hand and an unlit cigar in the other yet still enshrouded in a mystery miasma.[Read more…] about Has Bella Via In LIC Closed For Good?
WITH all that is going on in the world today we bring you the headline that a new gourmet market and deli called Luminescence will be opening up on 2nd St. just south of Borden Avenue in a new mega-tower along the waterfront. With a name like that I’d be hesitant to refer to it as a bodega, though these days they both probably sell more units of high alcohol beer in larger container sizes than the 12oz cans I used to swill back in the 20th Century.[Read more…] about Luminescence Market & Deli Coming To Hunters Point
IT was a long 2021, and then it became 2022 and soon after came the opening of Sami’s Kabab House at 47-38 Vernon Boulevard. Originally scheduled to open over the summer, it is actually the second location in LIC, the other being north of the bridge on Crescent Street.[Read more…] about Sami’s Kabab House Opens On Vernon Boulevard In LIC