Yessirree, this town is humming! There is a ton of news to report, some of it new, some of it not so new. As is frequently the case, real estate tops the list. TF Cornerstone’s latest rental, an 820-unit amenity filled behemoth, has already leased 160 apartments without blinking. Lucky residents will be able to avail themselves of bbq grills and cabanas, tennis and volleyball courts, jungle gyms and dog runs, and for Bill Murray there is even a pond! Also, two new moderate sized buildings have been announced: a hotel on 21st Street south of the bridge, and a residential conversion by Queensboro Plaza. Finally, if you want to read the latest on the Elghanayan split(the family that basically owns every deluxe residential property in LIC), then we’ve got it here. Net-net: when it comes to family and money, Thanksgiving and Passover will never be the same.
Moving on from real estate, there is no better way to do it than via bike. There’s a great story below that gives you all the details on biking and bike paths in Queens. And did you know there’s a Tour de Queens? In the kids with cake department, LIC Kids is throwing a party this Sunday …can you believe they’ve been open for six years already? They’re practically old-timers! Finally, LIC makes the Daily News’ Top-10 people watching list. With a record 12 links to pass on today, that honor is really just icing on the cake.
In Queens, The Newest Amenity Is Up On The Roof – all about the amenities on the new TF’ building, these days they seem to be de rigeur
New Loan Allows New Residential Conversion – oh so that’s how RE works
Hotel To Rise At 21st Street and 44th Avenue – at only four stories, I doubt there’ll be many amenities
5Pointz Owner Meets With Criticism On New Building – and the design plan shows lotsa amenities
Family Nears Final Piece of Property Divorce – Elghanayan story. Could they just peel off a single condo for me? Just one? (LICtalk internet tip: type the name of this article into search engine to get around firewall)
Christine Quinn Pledges New Tech Hub In LIC – how about you finish Shady Park first, then we can talk about bigger plans
New School Plans For Success Academy Unsuccessful – I’m not so sure this is the end of the matter by any means
Bicyclists Hit The Road All Across The Borough – just in time for summer
Tour de Queens – Sunday July 7th, 19 miles long, it’s only $20 bucks. No doping …err dopes allowed
LIC Kids Is Turning 6 Years Old and Throwing a Free Birthday Party – an institution in the ‘hood
LIC Museum To House Muppet Gallery – Leonard Lauder donates 33 Picassos and 45 other cubist paintings to the Met last month(boring!), and we get 400 items from the estate of Jim Henson. You tell me which borough is the predominant cultural home …of the 21st century!
The 10 Best Neighborhoods in New York For People Watching – umm, this must be in no particular order, because LIC is #9 and Times Square is #3