The heat is gone, for the time being, and the news is back, in abundance. First off is the annual release of the “Live At The Gantries” summer concert schedule which kicks off tomorrow(Tuesday) night. The bands are mostly local, and the setting, as we know, is unparallelled! Do not expect the huge crowds that descended on PS1 late Saturday afternoon for the initial 2012 Warm-Up. Despite the oppressive heat, the swarms immersed Court Square like the Deadheads used to do when the band played small cities such as Harrisburg and Utica. In lieu of tie-dyes, Saturdays’ participants sported lots of piercings and ink, but today’s genre seemed just as well-versed in “augmenting” the experience. Whatever your musical tastes might be, the Series attracts people from all over the world and it’s pretty awesome to have this event linked to our small city!
Next up is a story about LIC notable Frank Carrado, aka The Mayor of LIC. He is an LIC lifer who you may have seen hanging around Vernon Boulevard, and he held a not very well publicized photo exhibit this past weekend. He has documented the recent changes in the neighborhood, and his photos and knowledge are fascinating for anyone interested in the recent and not so recent history of the area. Check out the slideshow in the article for a dozen of his pictures.
Finally, the Indian restaurant we told you about on June 12th has opened. It is called Aanchal, it is on 23rd Street between 45th Avenue and 45th Road, and as of now they do not have a liquor license, so you may want to bring along a few bottles of Chateau Lafitte for the time being. If you happen to be out of stock, you can make a quick pit-stop around the corner, see the fourth article for details. Bottoms-Up!
Live At The Gantries 2012 Schedule – Altamont, fear not
Long Island City’s Rapid Growth In Photos – “The old people don’t like it,” he said. “They are not used to the new things.”
Slideshow From The First PS1 Warm-Up Dance Party Of The Summer – I can only imagine what the old people think of this!
Bona Fides Bottled Up In Queens – cool wine store/warehouse hidden in Hunters Point and open to the public, just don’t expect anything in the $9.99 price range!
Kayak Tours Put New Yorkers On The East River – all about local stalwart the LIC Boathouse, another thing we are extraordinarily lucky to have in our backyard!
5Pointz Gonzo, More Details On What Is Replacing It – as told by Crains reporter and LIC resident Amanda Fung
Manhattan Condo Inventory Plummets In Second Quarter – so you want to buy and you want a bargain? Good luck!
Long Island City’s House Of Rust Has Detractors – Jackson Avenue condo building