PETE Wells, the restaurant critic for The New York Times, has anointed [Read more…] about NY TIMES GIVES TWO STARS TO NEW LONG ISLAND CITY RESTAURANT
And if you say to me tomorrow,
Oh what fun it all would be
Then what’s to stop us, pretty baby,
But what is and what should never be
Given all the empty storefronts, anyone walking along Vernon Boulevard might wonder how Long Island City is the fastest growing city in the nation. Of course excessive retail vacancies abound through many stretches of Manhattan as well, and “retailing” as a concept is under siege nationwide due to Amazon.
One of the problems lies with the entrepreneurs who start these businesses. [Read more…] about WHAT’S WRONG WITH RETAIL IN LONG ISLAND CITY?
Excellent question sir and one that’s been eating at me all summer. Originally scheduled to open by early May according to owner Nick Giovanniello, the storefront has sat undisturbed since. Recently though, [Read more…] about WHAT’S UP WITH ‘THE SANDWICH KING’ IN LONG ISLAND CITY?
“I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.”
Unlike directly across the East River, nothing really newsworthy occurred in Long Island City this week and I was pretty much resigned to publishing a single post with a photo and links to others tepid news. Then I passed the Corner Bistro, and like Wimpy I couldn’t resist popping my head in for a burger, as it’s always been a magnet for me time immemorial. Lo and behold what did I find – the classic joint had undergone a renovation.
Furthermore signs announcing “Corner Bistro Reboot” indicated a revamped menu would commence on October 1. So I spoke with Elizabeth McGrath, daughter of the owners of the original Corner Bistro on West 4th Street, Bill & Lorraine O’Donnell. She told me that in addition to the traditional and current hamburger-centric offering, the LIC location would [Read more…] about CORNER BISTRO 2.0
What timing, it’s Yom Kippur!
Food, glorious food!
We’re anxious to try it
Three banquets a day —
Our favourite diet!
In our last post we shared the news about the opening of Adda, an Indian restaurant, near LaGuardia College. Today NY Magazine conjectures that Adda could be the most exciting new Indian restaurant in NYC.
The 2018 Vendy Awards is next week, and the WSJ profiles one of the finalists Burmese Bites which serves their fare at [Read more…] about FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD IN LONG ISLAND CITY